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New York Desi Shetty Sings His Way to Stardom

posted Oct 23, 2010, 2:06 AM by Diana Rohini LaVigne   [ updated Oct 23, 2010, 2:07 AM ]
By Diana Rohini La Vigne
Learned to play the saxophone, piano and trumpet in the early days, being lead vocalist and guitarist in a rock band, writing music for the Grunge scene, dancing Bhangra with a well known group, modeling for a celebrity fashion show, producing a cd… New Yorker Nate Saider has done it all. Talented, creative and outgoing, Saider, born Neil Shetty, was attracted to his musical side early on and is headed for mainstream stardom next.

Born in the United States, he shares a progressive American style with a deep seeded Indian flair. His parents, from Mumbai and Bangalore, have witnessed his development since their arrival in the states in the late 1960s. His father enjoys playing classic Hindi music by ear on the piano and his brother has done stand up comedy. Entertainment surrounds the family. So its no surprise that two years ago, this amazing singer joined the group Black Circle and has played around New York and Boston. When the band is in hiatus, Saider’s efforts are focused on his solo appearances and music making.

“My folks are very supportive about their kids pursuing their passions. I've not really given in to any pressure, I love music but I also love technology... so I do both the things I love. We are all fortunate the things I love are normal by societal standards.” Notes Sadier “I'm not one to give into societal pressure. I pretty much do my own thing and just want to enjoy what life has to offer. I dance to the beat of a different drummer and so far (I) am loving every minute of it.”

Attending one of his recent shows at the C-note Lounge in New York City, it was hard to miss the audiences’ enthusiasm for his music. Everyone was moving in one way or another and it was obvious that the band members were feeling the crowds’ vibes as they delivered an amazing combination of hard jamming rock to soft lyrical masterpieces. The setting was perfect, the music was remarkable and the people were eclectic. From businessman to student to artsy types, the audience was anything but typical. It helped create a buzz even before the show officially began.

“Having a full band in New York and keeping it alive is an achievement in itself. Sometime in the future, it's just nice to look back and say, "I did that" as opposed to "What if I Did That". Saider Explains. “I basically create short term goals and milestones, so that we have achievements at every corner. The next achievement will be getting our next CD out the door.”

If you are in the New York area, make sure to catch one of Nate Saider’s solo shows or a Black Circle show. You can find more information online at www.blackcircle.net