Ramesh Sippy Launches Saregama Album "B Seventy" by The Bartender Honoring Amitabh Bachchan

Shalmali Kholgade
Shalmali Kholgade

Saba Azad
Saba Azad

Anushka Manchanda
Anushka Manchanda

Mikey McCleary
Mikey McCleary (Left)

Mumbai, March 20, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): Saregama India Ltd, India’s flagship music company  proudly launches the album B Seventy by The Bartender.

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

In honour of the World’s Biggest Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who recently turned 70, Kiwi musician, Mikey McCleary aka The Bartender – and his band comprising of singers Anushka Manchanda, Shalmali Kholgade and Saba Azad - are back with their new and seductive interpretations of classic Hindi film songs.

Shalmali KholgadeShalmali Kholgade
Shalmali Kholgade

The Bartender reworks some of the most beautiful songs from 50s –80s in a contemporary sexy way that is true to the soul of the original songs. With hits such as Khoya Khoya Chand and Hawa Hawaii from Shaitan and Tum jo mil gaye ho from the coke “invisible bottle” TV ad. Mikey McCleary brings out the proof that Classic Bollywood is truly timeless.

Ramesh Sippy, Aayushman Khurana, Adarsh Gupta, Mikey McCleary, Surya Mantha

Ramesh Sippy, Aayushman Khurana, Adarsh Gupta, Mikey McCleary, Surya Mantha
Ramesh Sippy (Left), Aayushman Khurana, Adarsh Gupta, Mikey McCleary and Surya Mantha

Ramesh Sippy  launched the album. His film Sholay was obviously a key part of Amitabh Bachchan's career.  The other guests for the evening were Ayushman Khurana, Rahul Bose, Lesli Lewis, Shaad Ali and Anmol Mallik. The   highlight of the evening was the Live Performance by the Band’s enchanting singers Anushka Manchanda, Shalmali Kholgade and Saba Azad.

The B Seventy album features revamped versions of Big B's top performing hit tracks over the years.

An album specially dedicated to bringing back Bollywood yesteryears original Hindi film songs in a jazzy, sexy way with a very Moulin Rouge meets Chicago late night boozy vibe.

The album features popular songs from films like Don (1978), Kabhi Kabhie (1976), Sharabi (1984), Zameer (1975) Yaarana (1981), Namak Halal (1982) and more.

Says Adarsh Gupta,  Sr. V.P Music -Saregama, “It gives us great pleasure to be associated with Mikey McCleary’s band The Bartender. Today’s younger  generation has  imbibed a modern, contemporary culture while retaining its roots in tradition. Music from  Bartender  caters to that audience.  We believe Mikey and his band have a great future in India and we intend working on a lot of promising new projects with them”.

Lesli Lewis
Lesli Lewis

Track List of "B Seventy" by The Bartender:
  • Khaike Paan Banaraswala
  • Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein
  • Inteha Ho Gayi Intezar Ki
  • Tum Bhi Chalo
  • Sara Zamana Haseeno Ka Deewana
  • Thodi Si Jo Pee Li Hain
  • Jhumma Chumma De De
  • Dilber Mere Kab Tak

Priced at Rs.199/- in India, this album, is available nationally at all leading stores and can also be directly purchased from Saregama website.

Here are some more pictures from the event.

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

B Seventy by The Bartender Audio Songs Music Album Release

Listed on the NSE and BSE, Saregama India Limited, is India’s largest and best-known music recording company. Formerly known as The Gramophone Company of India Ltd, Saregama owns the largest music archives in India, one of the biggest in the world.  The ownership of nearly 50 per cent of all the music ever recorded in India also makes Saregama the most authoritative repository of the country’s musical heritage. Saregama has now expanded into other branches of entertainment – it is involved in production and distribution of motion pictures, television software, digital content, and home entertainment.  It also runs studio facilities in Dum Dum, Kolkata making it one of the best end-to-end entertainment houses in the country.