Aditya Vittal – The Musical Wonder Boy of Namma Bengaluru
Music is soulful. People listen to music to bring a positive change in their mood. It needs immense talent to sing to reach to the hearts of people. Singers of such sort undergo a lot of hard work and practice to appeal to the ears of their listeners. But eyes and ears are wonder struck when one hears a young talent hitting the note of perfect singing and tune. The only thing one can do is to sit back and just appreciate the gift he/she has been bestowed and the effort the young minds put to make it sound beautiful. Such a talented boy is Aditya Vittal.
Aditya Vittal who is from Bengaluru, is 16 yrs old, and belongs to a family of music lovers. According to his father Anup Vittal, Aditya not only loves music but he “lives music.” It is only because of his intense interest in music that he at such a young age can sing in multiple languages like Hindi, Kannada Bengali, Punjabi and English and interestingly he always remembers the lyrics of all his songs and never requires a lyrics sheet while singing. He has gained popularity among his listeners by singing devotional songs, songs from Bollywood and others, Sufi and Jazz songs.
Aditya started taking training for his singing at a very early age. For the last seven years he has been taking training in Hindustani Classical Music from Pt. Shripad Gaddi ji (Hubli – Kirana Gharana) and more recently from Pt. Prakash Sontakke ji (Internationally renowned Classical and Jazz musician). At this young age Aditya has a big responsibility to balance his interest and academics. Currently he is doing his 10th Standard through National Institute of Open School (NIOS) where he is performing really well. This option ensures a flexible system which suits the need of a student like Aditya who has to devote most of his time to music.
As a Hindustani vocalist and ardent follower of Pt. Bhimsen Joshi and Ustad Rashid Khan, Aditya has performed in Bangalore, Davangere & Haveri. He also idolizes Kishore Kumar & R.D. Burman, and more recently Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Shankar Mahadevan and following their footsteps he sings Bollywood songs at live concerts and at karaoke events. He is a regular singer at Snehaloka Karaoke Club (founded by “Sahasa Simha” Dr. Vishnuvardhan) where he was recognized for his wonderful performances and was awarded by Dr. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan herself. He was also appreciated by Kannada film music director Shri Gurukiran. He has many a times been invited as an artist in Corporate events
He has also shared the stage with trumpet legend Kishore Sodha ji (original musician of Laxmikant-Pyarelal & RD Burman) at a Bollywood concert. In August 2014 he performed at the Dr. SPB Concert in Bangaluru where he got an opportunity to sing with Ms. Anuradha Bhat who is a singer in Kannada Film industry and was also blessed on stage by Dr SPB himself. Aditya’s most recent performance was at a RD Burman tribute concert at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangaluru in May 2015. He also sings at the events organised by the group Bhoole Bisre Geet.
Aditya proves himself to be a music lover by extending his interest to learn various instruments along with singing. He knows how to play harmonium, keyboard, etc. and presently making his effort to get fully trained on tenor trombone. With regard to his playing trombone, he is inspired and guided by Blasco Monsorate Sir (original musician of RD Burman, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Hamsalekha, Ilayaraja and others). Not only this, he has also received mentoring from Bollywood music legends like Kishore Sodha ji and Franco Vaz Sir.
Aditya is an amazing singer and a very dedicated one. He spends his week attending music classes i.e. Hindustani classical music for his vocals and Western music like Jazz for his trombone. Apart from music he loves trainspotting. He takes a keen interest in Railways especially old steam engines (like Darjeeling Himalayan Railway). At a young age Aditya has established himself as a wonderful singer and has the potential to become an incredible singer for which he is giving his best. We wish him all the best and hope that his career in the music field excels and flourishes.