Shironamhin groupies can buckle up for a mythical 2021 as their favourite band, in partnership with ‘Brandmyth Experiential,’ announced year-long events across the country and over the border at Nepal marking their silver jubilee.
The mega concert will be held on March 11 in Dhaka as Shironamhin will collaborate with the internationally renowned Mumbai Orchestra and other top Bangladeshi bands giving their fans what the band say is a ‘Once in a Blue Moon’ experience.
“World famous bands like Metallica, Scorpions won the hearts of the authentic music lovers and their fans by performing with a symphony orchestra.”
“This will be the first time in the history of Bangladesh where a rock band is collaborating with an orchestra team,” founding member of Shironamhin Ziaur Rahman said in a press conference, held at the office of Brandmyth Experiential on day 1 of January.
“We will present at least 15 of our hit songs in a brand new way with 50 musicians of the orchestra team at the concert. Shironamhin will travel Mumbai several times before March 11 and their team will visit Bangladesh once or twice before the mega event to make sure we are at total sync,” Zia added.
After the mega concert in Dhaka, Shironamhin will travel to Nepal and shoot seven music videos and take part in two concerts in the Himalayan nation.
Upon returning to Bangladesh, Brandmyth will take the band to four divisional cities where they will rock the stage with their all-time hits.
All this will lead to a climactic endgame in December 2022 where their silver jubilee ride will come to an end with a final grand concert, presumably on 31st December.
The entire year journey will be documented and Brandmyth will later release a behind the scenes documentary portraying the ups and downs, ecstasies and agonies of the silver-jubilee celebration year.
Brandmyth Experiential (Former Brandmyth Communication) has earned a reputation of delivering big on their promise as they seamlessly executed two of the most acclaimed live events in recent memory- Coffee Carnival and November Rain.
On reuniting with old members
Just like any other band, the twenty-five years journey of Shironahin was a roller coaster ride filled with ups and downs.
The band went through numerous line-up changes during this time and the most recent debacle came when Tuhin, the man who came to be known as the voice of Shironamhin through vocal duties on their first five albums–besides countless gigs and made-for-television shows, had a high-profile fallout with founding members Zia, Jewel and Bulbul, leading to his exit from the band after 17 years.
So the obvious question the scribe asked Zia was will they keep their differences away for a night and reunite with old band members at the mega-concert.
“We’ll get in touch with those who are reachable,” said Zia, indicating we might not get all founding members of Shironamhin on the stage at least for a single night.
Shironamhin also announced the launching of their official fan club Shironamhin Jahaji (শিরোনামহীন জাহাজী) at the press conference.
“The fan club will be part of our newly arranged website and work as a connecting bridge between us and our fans,” said Zia.
Artwork/Cover song competitions
Brandmyth came up with the idea of “আরো একটি জানালা” where participants can manifest their thoughts and fondness about Shironamhin in forms of artworks and win exciting prizes.
A cover song competition will be a chuck of this series too where music admirers from different corners of the country will cover popular songs of Shironamhin to win surprising gifts.
Shironamhin was formed in 1996, from the union of Ziaur Rahman, Bulbul Hasan and Jewel, as they started playing music together.
In 2000, Tuhin was invited to join the band on vocals and the band's debut album, ‘Jahaji’ was released in 2004. It was an instant hit, plus critically acclaimed.
Four more albums followed - ‘Ichchhe Ghuri’ in 2006, ‘Bondho Janala’ in 2009, ‘Rabindranath’ in 2010, and ‘Shironamhin’ in 2013.
Their current much-changed lineup is Ziaur Rahman on bass and cello, Kazy Ahmad Shafin on drums and sarod, Rayhan Islam Shuvro on guitar, Sheikh Ishtiaque on vocal and Symon Chowdhury on the keyboard.
Through all the changes, Zia has remained the one constant and that reflects the fact that it is his creative vision that has been the band’s driving force throughout its existence.