WELCOME TO THE MAGICAL WORLD OF KROSSWINDZ WHERE SOUND BECOMES LIGHT EXPRESSING A MULTITUDE OF EMOTIONS AND VISIONS.
Hi we are KROSSWINDZ from Calcutta India,we are the first band from the eastern region of India to release an album of English originals way back in 1993 called SINGLES.We have also released a full length English originals album called ONE WORLD in 2002 .We also have releases from RSJ records Delhi ,Chandrani's originals were featured in GIR vol 1 and 2.We have 9 albums in our regional language Bengali of which 5 are full length albums and the other 4 are compilations. We toured the US in October 2007-we played for Sandusky Radio in SEATTLE,and we played concerts at the following cities-Los Angeles,San Fransisco,Chicago,Jersey City,Atlanta and Seattle. We are focusing on fusion with jazz leanings right now.We are working on our new English album.
PHIRE DEKHA - OUR NEW ALBUM
The KROSSWINDZ CD PHIRE DEKHA won Album of the year at the Mirchi Music Awards tonight in Calcutta 4th Feb 2012.Thanks to all our friends, fans and well wishers around the globe :)
The album is titled "Phire Dekha" and it’s a tribute to the Bards of undivided Bengal namely Tagore, Dwijendralal Roy, Kazi Nazrul Islam and Ramprasad Sen. This 13 song album also features 2 of our originals titled" Tobu Amar" and "Ondhokarer Ojana". The sound of the album is World Rock and we have also experimented with Electronica and Drum and Bass. We are also honored to be working with Saregama(HMV) for the first time and the songs will be available globally via all the Digital download stores as well as conventional stores.
For the first time in our career we have recorded Rabindra Sangeet and Shyama Sangeet both in our signature Krosswindz style.
We have also tipped our hats in salutation to the Jazz, Rock and World Music masters who have influenced us over the years -Wes Montgomery, Pat Metheny, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Johnson, Yossou N Dour, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Joni Mitchell and Abida Parveen.
Latest News flash-Vikramjit Tuki Banerjee has been appointed as a brand ambassador and endorsee for world class USA based Guitar manufacturer Schecter Guitars.Tuki is presently using the brilliantly versatile Damien Elite FR(Super strat) and awaiting the arrival of a Schecter PT Fastback(Tele) in 3color sunburst !!!
Krosswindz completes eighteen years - a time to do something special, so look out for our new English album this winter with songs in a truly unique World/rock tonality instrumentation in the inimitable style of Krosswindz. HAPPY LISTENING!!!
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KROSSWINDZ Achievments in 2009
Krosswindz had a hugely successful 42 day concert tour of USA in September and October of 2009.The band played 11 gigs over 9 cities-New York,San Fransisco,Dallas,Austin City,San Diego,Tampa,Sacramento,Boston and Delaware.The Grammy winning Guitar Legend Eric Johnson was guest of honor at the famous venue Copa in the Austin City show and a Krosswindz tour featuring Eric as co-headliner is planned for 2010.
Krosswindz also toured 6 cities in the US in October 2007- Los Angeles,San Fransisco,Seattle,Atlanta,Chicago and Jersey City.Kroswindz played 7 concerts and one Live Radio Broadcast 2 hour unplugged concert for Sandusky Radio Seattle-Kevin Mc Donald Presents.Krosswindz have been nominated in 2 categories in the JPF Awards 2009(The Grassroot Grammys) being held in NASHVILLE TN USA along with co-nominees A R Rahman and Illayaraja,Krosswindz have been nominated for Best Indian Song and Best Indian Album.The ceremony is kicking off in BB King's pub Nashville with a performance and Krosswindz have been invited to perform at both their events the 2nd event -the main ceremony is at The Wild Horse Saloon Concert Hall in Nashville on 29th August.
Chandrani has been recently awarded “The LBF Visionary Award of Excellence - 2009” for her contribution in the field of “Music” by the Lakshya Bhartee Foundation (LBF), established in 2002.The Award Ceremony will be held as per the programs given below;
Date: 30the September 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 3.00 -6.00 pm
Venue: Sri Ram Centre, Mandi House, New Delhi
Vikramjit(Tuki) was featured in the first Guitar festival in India-Guitar Gurus May 30th Fireflies Presents Guitar Gurus -the concert 5 of the hottest guitar players from all over India namely Amit Heri (Bangalore), Derek Julien (Pune), Sanjay Divecha (Mumbai), Vikramjit 'Tuki' Banerjee (Kolkata) and John Anthony (Chennai) will come together on one stage. Each artist will play for one hour and the show will end with a mother of a jam involving all artists
KROSSWINDZ Achievments in 2008
Krosswindz has been on a roll and some neat stuff has been happening the last couple of weeks.
Krosswindz played two rocking shows in Bhutan at the “India for Bhutan”Coronation Celebrations of the Fifth King on 6th and 7th of December 2008.An original song composed by Krosswindz titled Dharma King was composed and performed for this special occasion.
KROSSWINDZ on Swiss Radio http://podcast.rsr.ch/media/la1ere/un-dromada ire/un-dromadaire-sur-l-epaule20090107-140000. mp3
"Here is the podcast of the Swiss radio program featuring KROSSWINDZ. Obviously it is in french:-) there is one Mohiner Ghoraguli number with Krosswindz (Prithibi) and finally, Jhiko Jhiko (at the end of the hour).
The radio host, Melanie and her assistants, were very enthusiastic about this number and their opinion it will do well in Switzerland and France!"-Stephane Dorin.Stephane was interviewed for this show and he spoke of his experience with the music scene in West Bengal amongst other topics.
The BBC Radio London did a full live interview and unplugged concert with KROSSWINDZ. They are playing the KROSSWINDZ original song EERSHA METER (from bengali album DHOWA),SHUNDORI KOMOLA and ALLAH MEGH DE (from album JHIKO JHIKO)on their Radio Channel
2. The song Dhowa from our Bengali album Dhowa has won 3 awards at Garageband.com
|Track of the Day
26Jun2008 in Folk Rock
|Nomination in the JPF Awards 2009 USA
Folk Rock Week of 19May2008
|Best Female Vocals
Folk Rock, Week of 19May2008
3. Krosswindz original song TOMAR OPEKKHA from album DHOWA has been re-released in Banglasdesh in a compilation album featuring bands from India and Bangladesh,the album is titled B ROCK
4.KROSSWINDZ has played many concerts in ASSAM, DELHI, BANGALORE, ORISSA, SIKKIM and WEST BENGAL this year covering the length and breadth of the country.
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City rock hits US shores on world music ship
The winds of change are sweeping across the Atlantic. In a “first time” reverse of the trend of western names filling the racks of music stores in India, an album featuring city-based rock band Krosswindz will soon be out in the US markets.