‘A Band of Boys’, the pop sensation of the early 2000s, is making a gigantic comeback this year with a new music album. Varkey Patani, the manager of A Band of Boys (ABOB) has confirmed their comeback after more than a decade of a break. The album is anticipated to come out early this year and break all their previous records. Also, they are in talks with various promoters across the country and should announce their comeback concert tour very soon, which on a minimum base will cover up 10 prominent cities, where they have their maximum fan followings.
Known to everyone as the Indian version of the Backstreet Boys, the band was initially formed in year 2001 and has rocked India with top jams like Gori, Nain Katari, Meri Neend, She drives me crazy etc. With their very first single, they shot up on the chartbusters and band members Karan Oberoi, Chaitanya Bhosle (popularly known as Chin2 Bhosle, whose grandmother is the legendary singer, Asha Bhosle), Siddharth Haldipur, Sherrin Varghese and Sudhanshu Pandey became overnight heartthrobs of India. Although now Siddharth and Sudhanshu are no more a part of the band, a new talented prodigy has joined Karan, Sherrin and Chin2 on this musical journey – Danny Fernandes, a popular choreographer in Bollywood, who has worked with the big names of the industry. The band is already doing live shows, performing at wedding and corporate events, thus are ready to launch their music video soon.
To add to the enthusiasm of the event, Varkey also quoted that “I have known them for years or maybe even a decade, in fact, had released a single of theirs at times music as well, and also Chin2 Bhosle first ever album with Asha ji at Times Music. After having formed today’s hot favourite boy band SANAM through a band hunt, when I was at times they were then called the SQS Supastars, and after having launched many such iconic independent artists – I feel it was about time to get the boys together under one roof and reunite them and relaunch them – they being India’s first ever boy band”.
Chin2 Bhosle, one of the band members quoted what’s it’s really like to work with Varkey, and how this has been a journey in a nutshell direction. He also added to the statement that, “A Band of Boys over the last 5 years has been like a rudderless boat. We’re very much alive but I’d say drifting into the oblivion of high sea. I’ve known Varkey for many years now and in fact, he launched my first solo album with Times Music. It’s superb to have connected with him and his team at Go Live and at the perfect time. The band desperately needed leadership, management and in a nutshell direction. Varkey and his team have brilliantly done that and is steering us back to port. We totally look forward to rocking the country and world under his aegis”.
For the band, it is very heart touching and motivating to see fans and audiences know their songs by heart and even recognize them at airports and public places. Varkey also mentioned that they manage one of the boys and a close friend Sherrin Varghese exclusively as well for the past one year and have had an extremely fruitful relationship together and going strong.