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Takar Nabam

Takar Nabam is a guitarist, singer and a songwriter born in Doimukh, Arunachal pradesh. In 2002, Takar was gifted his first guitar on the condition that he could not let his academics take a back seat. So began his love story of fretting around regularly, something he religiously follows to this day. During 2005-2012, his expertise on the guitar had won him many individual accolades and he along with his supportive, hardworking and talented band mates won best band category, consecutively. He was also a part of the renowned progressive metal outfit from New Delhi, ‘GUILLOTINE’, which opened for Metallica in 2010. After having dominated the Delhi Inter-School and Inter-College scene, Takar wanted to take his music to a more professional dimension. Being a self-taught musician for almost a decade, he felt the urge to learn and explore newer sounds.

In 2012-2013, he attended two semesters at Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music, where he received a diploma in Music performance. During this time, he was exposed to Jazz, Konnokol, Classical composers, etc. In addition, he had opened up to singing, arranging, playing the piano, and writing lyrics.

Takar released his debut album, Same Sky, in early 2016. The album has a mellow, acoustic, minimalistic sound. The music video of the song ‘Hello’ from this album has been aired several times on Vh1 India and it just crossed 30,000 plays on Soundcloud.

His second album, ‘This Home That Home’, came out in March 2018. The album received a 3 star rating by Rolling Stone India. Songs from this album ‘Independent Route’ and ‘Receding’ were on Apple Music ‘Top Indian Indie releases’ Playlist and ‘Top 10 Summer songs’ by Rolling Stone India. To promote the launch of this album, he toured 10 cities in India as ‘TAKAR NABAM TRIO’ between April-May.

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