Draft:Joseph Vijay (Guitarist)

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  • Symbol opinion vote.svg Comment: I'm inclined to accept this on the basis that this guitarist may pass criterion 10 of WP:NMUSIC - "Has performed music for a work of media that is notable, e.g., a theme for a network television show, performance in a television show or notable film, inclusion on a notable compilation album, etc." It seems the subject has performed music for multiple notable films but it should be verifiable by sources that are not just press releases or blogs. Please add some reliable sources showing this person's association with the notable films. There are passing mentions of the subject being a member of Vin Sinners, but that is not enough to satisfy WP:V. Additionally, passing the general notability guideline would make acceptance quicker. There's also the tone in this draft that is highly promotional and improper. The editor whose username is Z0 11:56, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

Joseph Vijay
VJ use
With Guitars
Background information
Birth nameJoseph Vijay
Born (1974-05-08) May 8, 1974 (age 45)
OriginChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
GenresAcoustics, jazz, rock, contemporary R&B, blues rock, funk, gospel, pop
InstrumentsAcoustic guitar, Bass guitar, electric Bass, electric guitar
Years active2007–present

Joseph Vijay (born 8 May 1974) is an Indian lead guitarist from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.[1] He plays guitars mainly in genres such as Jazz, Rock music, Contemporary R&B styles of music. He works on musical soundtracks for Gospel Songs, Bollywood, Sandalwood (cinema), Tollywood (Telugu), Kollywood Movies.


Joseph Vijay was born in Chennai,Tamil Nadu, India. He is the eldest of four children. He was educated at St. Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. [2] He married Camy D'Silva on 30th June 1999 and has two daughter's Sheena Joseph and Sarina Joseph. He cultivated love towards guitar at tender age of 5, his father was his first Guru who taught him the basics of playing guitar. He started playing in church choirs for Gospel songs when he was 11 years old. Soon his passion over the guitar grew in such a way that he started composing his own tunes which he played in churchs. Once member of a band now he is a Solo Artist.[1] [3]He works on a lot of experimental musics and his soul dedication towards composing own music.

Musical Career[edit]

Joseph Vijay is also known as Vijay Joseph (aka VJ) who joined his first band "Acanthus" which has an official website called "Vin Sinners" between the year 1991-1994[4] Vinesh 'Vin' Nair formed a Dubai Rock band Vin Sinners which was Acanthus when he first started in Chennai, Vinesh Nair had once mentioned in the news paper about Joseph Vijay (Vijay Joseph aka VJ) that Nair said fans can expect to hear diverse genres. "You will hear some exceptional players. Many of them are members of leading bands, but the guy to watch out for is VJ. He has done some major gigs across the world and has even worked on movies with AR Rahman."[1]After which joined Raghu Dixit Project. He has also made his first move on creating his teaching of guitar on Dailymotions.com [5] which was even sold on Amazon [6] and in various websites [7]Turning point was when he started his musical journey with Raghu Dixit project a multilingual folk band from 2007-2011[8]. Alcheringa (festival) at IIT Guwahati was his first concert with Raghu in the same year (2007). Later he has performed in various music festivals, Live concerts "Lungi Rock" with Raghu Dixit [9]. In 2010 he appeared on BBC TV 's Later... with Jools Holland with RaghuDixit . Guitar Virtuosos to unleash their riff in dubai where Joseph Vijay which every one calls him Vijay Joseph (aka VJ) hosted the Show held in Dubai called "Lord of Strings" in the year 2016 [2] which was also was published in famous Dubai news paper Khaleejtimes[1]. Lord of strings is a unique show where all the guitarists from Syria,Jordon, India came together on a unique show and Joseph Vijay his fans also address him Vijay Joseph (aka VJ) was the host which gave him grand success. This was the first time he performed in UAE, "You know, I have friends and family in Dubai, but I didn't know the city has so many talented musicians. I'm looking forward to sharing stage with some of them," VJ said to the News paper [1].He has performed involving a great number of artist like Karthik (singer), Vijay Prakash, Andrea Jeremiah, Sean Roldan, Vijay Yesudas, Shakthisree Gopalan. He is being working with famous music directors like Harris Jayaraj, Santhosh Narayanan [10] Leon James, and for movie Karuppan for the song "Usure Usure" for music director D. Imman [11]. He has also worked on many own composing albums like "Pure Nature Sounds" [12][13][14]. He also have sensationals on Apple iTunes as well [15]. He has done various Live concerts and Stages Shows and has given fever of music with his tunes [16] .Recently he also played Nylon Guitars for the song "Kannamma" from the famous movie Kaala (2018 film) [17]

With Singer Karthik


  • Roots Festival, North East.
  • NH Weekender, Mumbai.
  • Coke Studio and Dewarist live Concerts in 2011.
  • Coke Studio Live Jalander
  • "Waiting for Miracle" with Raghu Dixit Session on BBC Radio.
  • Isha Foundation "MahaShivarathri 2018"
  • Karthik and Friends US tour June 2018[18]


  1. ^ a b c d e [https://www.khaleejtimes.com/guitar-virtuosos-to-unleash-their-riffs-in-dubai]
  2. ^ a b Report, Staff (2016-08-01). "Guitarists join together for Dubai show". GulfNews. Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  3. ^ "darshan shankar on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  4. ^ "Vin Sinners | Official Website - History". www.vinsinners.com. Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  5. ^ "Learn To Play Musical Instruments - Acoustic Guitar - Basic Lessons - Video Dailymotion". Dailymotion. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  6. ^ Learn To Play Acoustic Guitar, Dancing Dolphin, 2010-08-10, retrieved 2018-06-16
  7. ^ "Learn to Play Acoustic Guitar (CD)". www.sabarimusicals.in. Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  8. ^ "Raghu Dixit Band, The | Musanica". musanica.com. Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  9. ^ "LUNGI ROCK". epaper.timesofindia.com. Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  10. ^ "Greater Portland Tamil Mandram - GPTM". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  11. ^ "Karuppan – Usure Usure Tamil Lyric Video | Vijay Sethupathi | D. Imman". CinemaScape. 2017-09-01. Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  12. ^ "Joseph Vijay | CD Baby Music Store". store.cdbaby.com. Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  13. ^ Soothing Lullabies On Guitar (2009) - Joseph Vijay, retrieved 2018-06-16
  14. ^ "Joseph Vijay". Яндекс.Музыка (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  15. ^ Soothing Lullabies On Guitar by Joseph Vijay, 2009-10-25, retrieved 2018-06-16
  16. ^ "MYLAPORE TIMES » Music show: percussion, flute and guitar". www.mylaporetimes.com. Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  17. ^ "Kannamma - Video Song | Kaala (Tamil) - SS Music". www.ssmusic.tv. Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  18. ^ "Karthik Singer". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-06-16.

List of Movies Joseph Vijay Played[edit]

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