Benny Dayal and Shaan to Spin Out Bruno Mars, Bryan Adams Hits in Jim Beam Originals on Dec 19, 26

Entertainment | December 11, 2020 | News

Benny Dayal Shaan Paytm Insider Jim Beam Originals

Singers Benny Dayal and Shaan will be stepping up to the challenge of re-interpreting their heroes’ works on Jim Beam Originals, a live music concert on December 19 and December 26 respectively.

Jim Beam Originals features all-time favourite hits and only the country’s finest musicians play their rendition of it. The concerts will feature a specially curated setlist performed live, stories about the song, and fans will get a chance to go to the ‘virtual backstage’ where they can talk with the artistes post the concert.

Benny Dayal’s pick for Bruno Mars stems from his love for the Grammy-winning artiste. Said Benny Dayal, “He has been my inspiration for the last four years. I have always been listening to him, however, his last song 24K Magic, his personality and virtuosity got me head over heels. I’m glad to have this opportunity through Paytm Insider’s Jim Beam Originals to recreate his music. It’s an honour to be a part of this list with such amazing artistes.”

He added, “Bruno Mars is one of the most relatable musicians for 80's and 90's music. Approaching his particular set is going to be hard as his fans are used to listening to his originals. However, recreating his songs is a dream-come-true for every musician and a challenge simultaneously. Some elements we will recreate, however, we plan to keep some elements just like the originals.”

Shaan’s songs frequently feature in the rock anthem compilations of the past three decades and until the lockdown brought things to a standstill, Bryan Adams was a frequently touring legend. Shaan said, “Choosing Bryan Adams songs to reimagine was a no-brainer for me because I have grown up listening to a lot of his albums, particularly Reckless. I’ve also watched him perform so many times, especially when he came down to Mumbai. I will be performing a day after Christmas, and I feel it’s the perfect time to sing along to some of his hits. So many of his songs I have at the back of my mind, therefore the process of choosing what to perform is very exciting!”

He added, “The audiences have never heard me sing in English so it’s going to be an altogether different experience for them. We’re looking to switch up the production of the songs from how you originally hear them without losing the essence of the man and the musician that is Bryan Adams. Merlin D’souza, a brilliant pianist, will be joining me so we will try and mix things up a bit and make the set a lot of fun.”

Tickets for the concerts on December 19 and December 26 are priced at Rs 299.


Singers Benny Dayal and Shaan will give their own spin to the works of Bruno Mars and Bryan Adams respectively in the upcoming sessions of Jim Beam Originals on Dec 19 and Dec 26 respectively.

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