Jassi Sidhu

Born 13 December 1977.
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Jaan Mangdhi by Jassi Sidhu

Jassi Sidhu performs Jaan Mangdhi at Manchester Mela

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Jassi Sidhu (born 1978, Birmingham, West Midlands, England) is a Bhangra singer and the former lead singer of British Indian bhangra band B21. He split from the group, declaring that they would "never, ever reconcile" and that "(B21 was) nothing more than a glorified mime act", quoting differences between himself and Bally Jagpal.

He has released five solo albums to date. Reality check in 2003, No Strings Attached in 2005, The New Adventures of Jassi Sidhu in 2008, Singing Between The Lines in 2011 & Coleshill Road in 2014.

Sidhu was born and raised in Birmingham, West Midlands, England, and now has a blossoming solo career, having toured many countries since going solo from the US to the Far East. He is an avid Liverpool F.C. fan.[citation needed]

Since departing from B21, Jassi Sidhu has released four solo albums and one greatest hits album. His debut album titled Reality Check was released in 2003, and contained ten brand new songs. This release landed him a place in India, it was the first step for him to cement his name as a solo act. The album contained seven songs and three remixes.His second album called No Strings Attached was released in 2005, and also contained 10 new songs. This time Sidhu created a rock ballet type of song called honkeh. The album was fairly successful and boosted his reputation as a solo artist.The greatest hits album was filled with eight songs. Sidhu had redone three of the songs, "0Chandigarh", "Din Raat" and "Bhabi". The other five songs had the same music but saw Sidhu resigning them.Jassi Sidhus latest offering was called Ke Kehne and was released in 2008. This album has ten new songs and two remixes and saw Sidhu team up with "MBE" Malkit Singh. Jassi Sidhu also teams up with producer and friend Rishi Rich, as well as the man behind the hits "Tharti Hilde" and "Sher Punjabi", Aman Hayer.In April 2009, Jassi Sidhu released, Jassi What Happened?, an album comprising all his hits in live version recorded in the studio.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Singing Between the Lines

    Singing Between the Lines 2011

    Reviewed by Jon Lusk
    No great departure for the B21 graduate, but an album with plenty of variety.
  2. Review of Jassi What Happened?

    Jassi What Happened? 2009

    Reviewed by Jon Lusk
    Jassi Sidhu has become one of the UK's most popular Bhangra artists
  3. Review of The New Adventures Of  Jassi Sidhu

    The New Adventures Of Jassi Sidhu 2008

    Reviewed by Dipps Bhamrah
    It's one of the best Bhangra albums of 2008.
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