Chicago IL, February 09, 2019: U Entertainment hosted its official launch with friends, well-wishers and Midwest Finest vocalists on Feb. 2nd, 2019 at Monty’s Elegant Banquets in Bensenville, IL. U Entertainment is a platform for artists to showcase their talents and find recognition.
“U Entertainment represents the most dynamic and ever-changing segment emerging as a platform for aspiring singers and artists to exhibit their talent and proficiency in the field of entertainment. The perspective is to provide entrainment that inspires and creates a platform for aspiring artists”
U Entertainment is the brainchild of Abhilash Trivedi who is an upcoming promising showman who has built up a strong platform for aspiring talents in the field of music and entertainment.
U Entertainment announced its official launch with many prominent community leaders showering their best wishes for this new venture. Abhilash Trivedi assured that U Entertainment will continue to bring quality entertainment for the public.
Many community leaders and patrons were recognized on stage including Ashok Lakshmanan of Professional Mortgage Solutions Inc., Mayur Ganger, Raj Patel, Neil Khot, FIA founding president Sunil Shah, Hitesh Gandhi, Amit Vatal, Altaf Bukhari and Raj Patel.
The Orchestra and sound team consisted of Hitesh Master Nayak, Richard Christian, Kaifi supported by DJ Bharat Oza and Sound engineer Amit Patel.
The master of ceremony was another versatile singer from Chicago Pratibha Jairath who is well known for her style of getting the audience involved. Prachi Jaitly was a huge help to line up plaques etc; so that the section of recognition with plaques and flower bouquets ran smoothly.
The evening witnessed Chicago’s famous vocalists all under one roof. The line-up included Nipa Shah, Rajesh Chalam, Pavithra Anand, Rama Raghuraman, Pratibha Jairath, Bhupender Singh and Radhika. They all enthralled the audience with some awesome numbers and medleys.
Ek shaam Aapke Naam” was a musical treat to all music lovers. Chicago’s 7 elite singers performed together for the first time. They all presented songs of different genres truly making the evening as colourful as a rainbow. Live music played throughout the evening by Hitesh master on Keyboard, Kafi Khan on Octopad, Richard Christian on Tabla and Octopad was just phenomenal. It created the perfect backdrop for singers to shine.
The evening started with a solo presentation of all singers.
Chicago’s well-known and highly acknowledged singer Rama Raghuraman mesmerized the audience with her soothing numbers “Yaara Seeli Seeli” and “Tere Bina Jiya Jayena”. She set the ambience of the program.
Popularly known for uncanny resemblance in his voice with Kishore Kumar, Rajesh Chalam proved his versatility by singing a song of Sufi genre ‘Teri Diwani’ and beautifully transitioning to popular modern Arijit number ‘Khamoshiyaan’.
Pratibha Jairath, Chicago’s diva and emcee for the evening entertained the audience with her singing of another unique number “Wo Haseen Dard Dedo”. She performed not just on stage but walked towards the audience while singing. Her expressive style, dance moves along with singing was a treat to eyes.
Nipa Shah, the very successful singer charmed the audience with her playful expressions and mellifluous singing of “Hawa Hawai” and “Mera naam chin chin chu” changing the soft mood of the evening to foot tapping. These prompted the audience to hit the dance floor.
Veteran and very accomplished singer Bhupinder Singh – “Kishore Kumar of Chicago” presented all-time classics of Kishore Da “Aise na mujhe tum dekho” and “Ruk jaana o jaana” in his own style keeping the audience captivated.
“Ye Ishq Hayye” – another lighter number by Shreya Ghoshal from movie “Jab We Met” was presented by Dr Radhika Chimata – Chicago’s ravishing very well-known and versatyle singer.
Pavithra Anand-an electrifying performer well known in the Chicagoland area crooned “Jaaiye aap kahan jayenge” and “Aankhon se jo utari hai dil mein” – popular Asha Bhosle-OP Nayyar songs beautifully! Folks appreciated her range of voice.
After the solo presentation of all singers, first duet presented by Pavithra Anand and Rajesh Chalam “Aaj ki Raat” from movie Don, brought in thunderous applause from the audience for their high energy performance! Next, Nipa Shah and Rajesh Chalam performed smashing hit from movie Karz “Ek Haseena Thi”. Applause and cheering that started from the first note ended with spellbound audience yearning for more and more. Rama Raghuraman-Bhupinder Singh sang a beautiful song from “Julie” in a very romantic tone was one of the best songs of the evening! It took many to journey down the memory lane and just wanted to hear more. Radhika Chimata and Bhupinder ji rendered super hit number “Salaam-e-ishq” with fantastic tabla playing by Richard Christian. Pratibha Jairath presented “Wada karle sajna” with Rajesh Chalam and “Dil diwana” with Bhupinder Singh giving audience taste of different genres and decades.
The most unique presentation of the evening was a sensational medley presented by all 5 female singers with songs like ‘Ghoomer’, ‘Diwali Mastani’, ‘Yaara sili sili’ and ‘Morni’. The audience just kept applauding and asking to continue the presentation.
Credits: Photographs and Press release by Asian Media USA
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