Phiroj Shyangden

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Phiroj Shyangden
BornTakvar Tea Estate, Darjeeling
OriginKathmandu, Nepal and Darjeeling
GenresNepali Rock, Folk
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Composer, Music teacher
InstrumentsGuitar, Vocals
Years active1990-present

Phiroj Shyangden (Nepali:फिरोज स्याङ्देन, About this soundPhiroj Shyangden) is a Nepali singer, guitarist, composer, songwriter, guitarist, lead singer and founding member of the Nepali Band 1974 AD[1][2] and The Original Duo.

Early life[edit]

Phiroj Shyangden was born to parents Kharkey Shyangden (father) and Late Narbada Shyangden (mother) in Takvar Tea Estate, Darjeeling, India. He went to Betten High School in Tukvar, Darjeeling and completed his college degree form Darjeeling Government College, North Bengal University, India in 1986. Shyangden is a self-taught vocalist and studied western classical music (guitar) from Mr. Jeeven Pradhan (Darjeeling Melody Academy), a noted music teacher from Darjeeling. Shyangden moved to Kathmandu in 1990 where he worked as a music teacher in Gyanodaya School, Lalitpur.[3]

Musical career[edit]

Phiroj, along with Nirakar Yakthumba (bass guitar) and Bhanu Ahamed (drums) formed 1974 AD in the year 1994 whilst they were teachers in Gyanodaya School in Lalitpur, Kathmandu.[4] During this period Phiroj did most of the writing and compositions for the band. Initially the band played western rock music and covered Bryan Adams, Deep Purple and various other rock acts.[5]

Phiroj left 1974 AD in 2008 amicably to pursue a solo career [6] and moved to New York in 2009.[7][8][9] He released a self-titled studio solo album called 'Phiroj Shyangden' followed by 'Zindagi Asal Cha'.[10][11]

The Original Duo[edit]

In 2016 Phiroj and Adrian Pradhan (former 1974 AD) reunited once again under the name 'The Original Duo'.[12][13] They toured five states in USA in 2016, Nepal, UK, Australia in 2017-18[14][15][16]

In 2019 The Original Duo recorded and released an album call 'La Hai'. The lyrics and composition was done by Phiroj Shyangden.[17]

Reunion with 1974 AD[edit]

In July 2019, after almost a decade, Shyangden and Adrian Pradhan reunited with 1974 AD and announced a new album due by the end of 2019. The band now consists of the original line up.[18][19]

Awards (with 1974 AD)[edit]

Category Presenter Year
Best performance by group or duo with vocal Hits FM Music Award 2000
Best performance by group or duo with vocal Sanmiguel Music Award 2000
Best performance by group or duo with vocal Hits FM Music Award 2002
Best performance by group or duo with vocal Hits FM Music Award 2004
Best song with National feelings Image Award 2004
Best performance by group or duo with vocal Hits FM Music Award 2005
Best Rock song Image Award 2005
Most air played song Kantipur FM 2001 / 2002 / 2003 & 2004

Discography[edit]

Albums with 1974 AD[edit]

  • Time Out (1996)
  • Samjhi Baschu (1998)
  • Satabdi (2001)
  • Jungi Nishan (2002)
  • Limited Edition (2002)
  • Pinjada Ko Suga (2004)
  • On Air (2007)
  • Aath Athara (2010)

Solo albums[edit]

  • Phiroj Shyangden[11]
  • Zindagi Asal Cha

Singles[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "मेरो पहिलो गिटार – फिरोज स्याङ्देन, 1974 AD | WWW.HATTERI.COM". hatteri.com. Archived from the original on 2018-03-25. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  3. ^ "Phiroj Shyangden – Personality of the Month for November 2009". TexasNepal. 2009-11-01. Archived from the original on 2018-03-12. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  4. ^ "Get To Know 1974 AD". Archived from the original on 2018-02-17.
  5. ^ "Phiroj Shyangden - Musical Beginning". Archived from the original on 2016-07-26.
  6. ^ "Phiroj Shyangden interview". 2009-10-14. Archived from the original on 2018-02-17.
  7. ^ "हिमाल खबरपत्रिका | न्यूरोडबाट न्यूयोर्कसम्म". nepalihimal.com. Archived from the original on 2017-04-26. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  8. ^ "Move to New York". 2017-03-31. Archived from the original on 2017-06-05.
  9. ^ "Capital Region group to bring famous Nepali singer to town". Times Union. Archived from the original on 2018-03-23. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  10. ^ "Solo Album 'Phiroj Shyangden'". 2007-10-24. Archived from the original on 2018-02-17.
  11. ^ a b Phiroj Shyangden's First Solo Album by Taal Music Archived 2018-02-17 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "हिँड्दा–हिँड्दै" (in Nepali). Archived from the original on 2018-03-25. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  13. ^ Ltd, Deep Creation Pvt. "एड्रिन प्रधान र फिरोज स्याङ्देनकाे ललितपुर, पोखरा र बुटवलमा कन्सर्ट हुँदै". Medianp. Archived from the original on 2018-03-25. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  14. ^ M&S VMAG (2018-01-25), Former 1974 AD Phiroj Syangden and Adrian Pradhan get together for Nepal tour, archived from the original on 2018-03-25, retrieved 2018-03-23
  15. ^ "The Original Duo-Phiroj Shyangden & Adrian Pradhan Performing Live @Kathmandu – Nepali E-Chords". www.nepaliechords.com. Archived from the original on 2018-03-16. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  16. ^ "Former 1974 AD Members to Tour Around Nepal - halla!". halla!. 2018-01-13. Archived from the original on 2018-03-16. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  17. ^ "The Original Duo: Phiroj and Adrian". Vimeo. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
  18. ^ Poudel, Rahat. "Original 1974AD members reunite". My City. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  19. ^ "1974 AD reunion Archives". halla!. Retrieved 2019-07-11.

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