Ayub Bachchu | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 12, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 12, 2016

Mad Genius

Ayub Bachchu

born 16 August 1962

Ayub Bachchu is a singer, a lyricist, a composer and also the founder of the country's one of the leading bands, the LRB. He loves to experiment with his creative abilities and his songs like Ghum Bhanga Shohore, Shei Tumi, Lokjon kome gechhe are bound to get the crowd rocking. Born in Chittagong, he started his music career there with the band Feelings in 1978. From 1980 to 1990, he was a member of Souls as lead guitarist and finally in 1991, he formed his own band, LRB. LRB released its first album as a double album, which contained hard rock songs like  "Madhobi" "Hoker" "Sesh Cithi keno amon Cithi hoy" "Happy" and "Dhakar Sondha".

"My son and I playing together on the same platform is the most significant achievement, I believe. For a father that was one of the biggest goose bump moments of my life.

I am mostly a self- taught guitarist, I chose my own learning path

Since music is my profession. I'm not doing music for it's a fashionable thing to do. This is my only living. So maybe I had to sing some songs that I didn't like at all. I sometimes regret it and think that I could've avoided doing those 4-5 songs. Other than those, all my songs are like my children- those that I composed, LRB songs, Aiyub Bachchu solo album songs, these are my favourite songs- all of them.

This song(shei tumi) has a background that I'll never reveal; ever... It is everyone's story, not only mine. Listeners from both East and West Bengal- all love this song. They have the lyrics memorised and they sing it for their partners, their loved ones. Maybe I sang this for someone I loved. Let the rest of the story remain a secret."

All the quotes are taken from Ayub Bachchu’s 

previously taken interview with The Daily Star.

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