Rohit’s debut album

KATHMANDU: Bistarai Bistarai hit the right chords with the music listeners two years ago. This song made the singer-songwriter Rohit John Chettri a household name. Songs like Pani Paryo and Timra Dui Ankhama added to his popularity. Now, the singer has come forward with debut album — Bistarai Bistarai. It was released on September 26 at 25 Hours in Tangal.

The album was launched by his parents — Robin John Chettri and Reema Chettri — “who are my inspiration”. It was followed by his performances which kick started with Timra Dui Ankhama.

“My musician friends and brothers have put in a lot of effort in the album and supported me. So, I am excited,” Chettri shared at the event. For him, the album is important as “it is my first album and this album is my childhood wish come true”.

The album has eight songs — Bistarai Bistarai, Timra Dui Ankhama, Jani Jani, Pani Paryo, Saan Nani, Sapanima, Timi Nai and Yo Kalo Saanjh Ma. Along with his works, Chettri has also included the songs of Jacko Wacko, Chand Rai, Manzil Bikram KC, and Shrawan Lama in the album.

Talking more about the album, he pointed out, “I have worked with session musicians to cater the feel of live music in the album.” Also, these musicians have different styles of playing which are evident in the album and it is “interesting”.

The musicians include Kiran Shahi (drums), Subash Siwa (guitar), Pratik Baniya (bass), Suyog Sotang (keys), Ashesh Rai (tabla/percussion), Prince Nepali (sarangi) and Jacko Wacko (trumpet) among others. From jazz to RnB to folk to funk, the album caters songs with different flavours.