Tigerstyle Join ASHTDate: Monday, 06 April, 2009
Having shared stages with the likes of internationally renowned artists Franz Ferdinand, The Dub Pistols, Lily Allen, Talvin Singh, Nitin Sawhney, Panjabi MC and the BBC's Bobby Friction & Nihal, Tigerstyle have not only emerged as world class live performers, but have also proven to be ground-breaking producers with a plethora of official music productions for Franz Ferdinand, M.I.A., Raghav, Redman, Don Omar Gunjan, and Jay Sean, just to name a few.
Tigerstyle are one of the few Asian acts to have ever recorded a live session for the legendary late Sir John Peel. They were given the opportunity to showcase material from their, then forthcoming album, Mystics, Martyrs & Maharajas supported by a full band at the first ever BBC Radio Electric Proms in September 2006, and were selected out of thousands of bands to perform on the first ever BBC Introducing Stage at the Glastonbury Festival in July 2007.
Coming from a traditional background where religious adherence was the call of the day and learning to play instruments from a young age so that they could perform at their local temple have now turned this young Sikh outfit into the most sought after act.
In March 2009 Tigerstyle began a working relationship with ASHT to help promote our work profiling the significant shared heritage between the Sikhs and Britain.
"We feel excited to have formed a relationship with ASHT as we have had a keen interest in Sikh history and culture throughout our upbringing and musical career. We are proud Scottish Sikhs and feel exhilarated to hear that Maharajah Duleep Singh and the Sikh army have so much history related to Scotland. After the release of our 2008 album "Mystics, Martyrs & Maharajas" in which we explored some ideas surrounding the Punjabi/Sikh identity we are soon to be starting on material for our new album which I'm sure will be an opportunity to be further inspired by our rich Sikh heritage, especially now that we have the support of such a prestigious organisation as ASHT. We look forward to working together with ASHT to raise the profile of the Sikh community worldwide." Tigerstyle