In an era saturated with upstart Bhangra artists all vying for the coveted status of “next big thing”, the story of 24-year old, Gagan Sharma is a refreshing exception to the quick route for fame and success. Definitely, a charmer, Gagan is 6 ft. 3inches of eye candy. He entices listeners with his sexy swagger and slick dance moves. But, there is more to him than meets the eye. Other than making heads turn, nod and smile. His sound is unique, filled with thumping Bhangra beats in perfect symmetry with story-driven lyrics.
Born in India, but mostly raised in Canada, Gagan has set out on his journey to capture fans the world over from his home in the Vancouver, BC area. He is no stranger to the music industry. He’s been kicking it around for some time now. Since childhood – his cousin, a drummer for superstar, Malkit Singh, has subtlety influenced Gagan. With a steady stream of heavyweight artists like Malkit and Jazzy B coming over for homemade parathas and impromptu lyrical sessions, Gagan’s love for music was shaped, whether he knew it at the time or not.
Music formalized for Gagan at the age of 17 years old. Determined to provide young Bhangra listeners with realistic and relatable music, he began the process of perfecting his skills with classic raags to new genre inspiration and a variety of vocal instructors like Manmohan Singh Ji, Sarbjit Malpuri, Gagandeep Singh Ji, and most recently Angelina VanDyke. Since 2010, Gagan has been working with uber talented, Producer, Nick Chowlia, who has helped provide guidance with music subtleties and artistic development.
What culminated was Gagan’s sound – a blend of Urban Bhangra. With his attention-grabbing looks, dance moves and vocals, Gagan envelops his audience while also taking them on an emotional journey. Gagan is the newest artist to sign with Inject Media, a label founded by preeminent Bhangra music aficionados that specialize in taking raw talents and transforming them into polished, professional performers.
In 2010, Gagan made his debut into the Bhangra music domain with the catchy infectious tune, ‘Pyar Hogiya’, which reached #1 on the World Music Chart of iTunes. Nick Chowlia, a perfectionist when it comes to his craft, produced the track, while lyrics were care of Raja Khela. The upbeat song, signified fun, freshness, and of course, young love – and got listeners on their feet and tugged at their heartstrings. Still available for purchase on iTunes, ‘Pyar Hogiya’ also provides a prelude of the determined 24-year-old’s melodic vocal range, which will further be heard in his 2nd single release later this year and will prove he’s in the Bhangra music game to win. In the meantime, Gagan is busy performing with heavy hitting Bhangra artists, like Manak-E, The Prophecy, and Raju Johal. For more information, visit Gagan Sharma online at www.gagansharma.ca
Jessie Kaur Inject Media | Publicist