Saxowinds, the leading
bears the unique solo Sax with Veena, Flute or solo violin with 9 people live orchestra. We are a well experienced
for marriage, wedding reception etc.. The speciality of this music group is, all the musicians are well experienced and Versatile in their respective forte. Audience gets a chance to enjoy a scintillating musical presentation from real life musicians who have been the pillars of film music for several decades. Sax Raja (MSV Raja) have been originally played most of the hit numbers in the Cinema Music industry for over 30 years. The total programme will be of soft and melody without disturbance to the Audience with harsh sound. People attending the function can converse between them without any difficulty of over sound. A unique feature of this band is that they play selected songs to suit their instruments & given by the customers. Cine fame sax raja(MSV Raja) who played orginally most of the songs for the top most music composers like Ilayaraja, A.R. Rahman, Harris Jayaraj and Yuvan Shankar Raja, giving light music instrumental program with orchestra.
who are in to Light Music instrumental Orchestration in Sax with Full orchestra led by Sri. MSV Raja who have been in the cinema music for over 4 decades. So far Sri. MSV Raja successfully presented many Light Music Shows. And even before the origination of Saxowinds, Sri. MSV Raja has performed many stage shows with Illayaraja, AR Rahman, Harris Jayaraj, Hamsalekha & Yuvan Shankar Raja in India and Abroad.
MSV Raja has worked for more than 500 regional films, one Bengali, five Hindi feature films and contributed more than 1000 songs for the film Industry. Here is one person who fits the dictionary definition of the word 'Versatile': M.S.V.Raja or Sax Raja, as he is popularly known in the film circles, is an expert in playing the piano, saxophone, clarinet and oboe. He is the music composer for Abaavaanan's "Karuppu Roja", the first DTS film in Tamil. For over three decades, Raja has been playing and conducting orchestra for several films.
In the 1970s, he played saxophone for most of the
including Kamesh-Rajamani and A.V.Ramanan's 'Musiano'.
Later, he was part of the Ilayaraja's troupe. He also worked as an assistant to music directors Vijayanand, Hamsalekha, Manoj-Ghyan, Sirpi, haradhwaj and Gurukiran. He has worked as a musical arranger for nearly 400 films. Also, the artist is one of the rare oboe players in the country and owes much to A.R. Rahman, who motivated him to learn the instrument. "Oboe looks similar to shenai, but the sound and playing techniques is much different. It is used for highlighting emotional and sentimental scenes in pictures. "At present, it is not so popular in India as many are not familiar with it, but it is very popular in European countries."
He played Clarinet in the background score for the signature tune of AVM. "I re-recorded the tune during the 1980's for the company. Before me another person called Meera Bhai had played for the tune," he said.
He holds a Licentiate Degree from the Trinity College of London (LTCL) in saxophone; has passed the associate degree of music (ATCL) in clarinet & (A MusTCL) in western music theory, VI grade in oboe and V grade in piano. He is presently working for Fellowship degree of music (FTCL). His teachers are G.Dhanraj (piano) Ganesan (clarinet) Vijayakumar (A student of Lalgudi Jayaraman) and they are teaching him different styles.
Coming from a family, which has been closely associated with the tinsel world, Raja's father Sellamuthu had worked as Violinist for late G. Ramanathan, SM Subbhai naidu, KV Mahadeven, & Kunnagudi Vaidhyanathan.
"Today's youngsters are more intelligent and knowledgeable than us. With so much of advancements in the technology we can definitely strive more to give quality music to the masses," Raja concludes.
MSV Raja played hit numbers: Tamil Songs:
1 ) Pesakudathu (Adutha Varisu), 2) Idhu Oru Nila Kalam (Tic Tic), 3) Vaa Vaa Pakkam Vaa
(Adutha Varisu), 4) Oh Maria - Kadhal Desam, 5) Oh O oh O Kikku Eruthe (Paddaiappa)6)
Yarumilla Thanemaielae (Kaviath Thalaivan), 7) Mun Dhinam Parthene (Varanam aiyerum), 8)
Varraio Varraio (Adhavan), 9) Sutum vizhi Sudare (Gajini), 10) Oh Mama Mama (Minnale),
11) Vennilave Velli Velli Nilavae (Vettai Adu Velaiadu, 12 )Ninathu Ninaithu Parthen (7
G Rainbow Colony), 13) Pesugiren Pasugiren un Idhayam (Satham Podathe), 14)Ek Doh THeen
Char (Anjan), 15 )Unnai Partha Pinbu Nann (Kadhal Mannan), 16) Manasukullae Kadhal
Vanducha (Autograph), 17) Why This Kolaveri Di (3)
Kannada Songs: 1) Prema loka dina bandhu (Prem Lokha) 2)Preethi alle iruva sorga (Prem Lokha), 3) Lo khave Elidhe Mathade (Ranadheera), 4) Noorondu nenapu edhe aladalli (bandhana)
creates a newdimension in instrumental orchestra since it is a rare combination of playing solo and duet with veena or solo violin, The total programme will be very pleasant to ears and Mr. MSV Raja play even the difficult old & new numbers. We are totally customer friendly and can entertain the audiences as per their taste and tradition.
a unique way playing the duet cine songs in two separate instruments and solo songs individually. On fixing our programme we use to send a list of songs readily practiced by us and request the customer their choice of songs. On receipt of the song list from the customer, we perform rehearsals for the new songs requested by the customers. We also perform
according to the budget of the customer.
The musical program by Saxowinds on our wedding reception day was excellent and soothing. In contrast to the traditional light music program, the songs played with instruments without vocals was pleasant to hear and clear. The musical troop was ready to adjust with individual needs, and even played around 5 - 6 of our favorite songs. The troop members were friendly and interacted with everyone politely. The audience really enjoyed the event and many asked for contacts of Saxowinds. We are glad for choosing Saxowinds and we recommend them sincerely.
Thank you very much M.S.V Raja Uncle for the lovely and lively program...
- Dr. Srivani Veeranarayanan & Dr. M. Sheikh Mohamed, Japan.
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