“One of the few names in the Bangladeshi music scene to gloriously explode beyond the nation’s borders and reach distant shores across the world’s oceans, Chirkutt is not a new band by any means, having been around since 2002. Over the last three years, they properly carved out a name for themselves among the hearts of music lovers of Bangladesh with their energetic live performances and powerful lyrics. And sure enough, Chirkutt’s eclectic compositions defy genre or classification, and they have eventually come to be described as an ‘Epic Fusion’ band, one that has brought radical changes to the modern music industry of Bangladesh.
Chirkutt’s fame has transcended the borders of Bangladesh and reached foreign shores, thanks to their performances at various reputed international music festivals, such as the India Music Week (where 50 bands/Artists of 17 countries participated) and the Jaffna Music Festival, Sri Lanka (Norway, Brazil, Palestine, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, with more than twenty international artists), where they have represented new dimensions of Bangladeshi band music to critical acclaim. They were also the winners of the RTV Best Band Award 2012. And now, Chirkutt is ready to embark on a grand tour of Norway with Norwegian rockers Casa Murilo, due to begin in Q4 2013.
Chirkutt are comprised of Pavel Areen (Drums, Percussion, Sound producer), Emon Chowdhury ( Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele) Sharmin Sultana Sumi (vocals, lyrics), Pintu Ghosh (vocals, violin, flute) and Rokon Emon (bass). Guest rhythm guitarist Tamal also serves as a session musician for the band from time to time. Their tracks are recorded, mixed and mastered at Butter Records and Studio Chirkutt, their own studios.
To date, Chirkutt has released two albums, ‘Chirkuttnama’ and ‘Jadu’r Shohor’. Chirkutt’s second album “Jadu’r Shohor” (“The City of magic”), a fresh collection of eclectic melodies, has already stolen the hearts of thousands of music lovers mere weeks after its release, and the title song “Jadu’r Shohor” has become a bona fide hit. Their debut album “Chirkuttnama” was released in October 2010. Chirkutt’s songs have received a great deal of airplay, and they have also performed on televised drama and film soundtracks. Their infectiously catchy tracks, such as “Khazna”, “Jadu’r Shohor”, “Kanamachhi”, “Bondhu”, “Katakuti” “Ami Janina” are viewed by the band as personal milestones representing their ever-rising popularity.
They were inspired to take up music by their family and friends, and they attribute all their success to them and their loving fans.”