Stero Nation's Taz to act nowViral Bhayani
11/26/2003 12:00:00 AM
Remember the hit song "Oh Carol" which stormed the charts that was UK Asian band Stereo Nation. Formed by Taz we caught up with the front man who revealed his acting plans in an exclusive chat with glamshm.com
"I'm here in Mumbai to shoot for my new album which will be released on 15th December by T-Series. I have rapper Mc Angel from Jamaica who is with me here in Mumbai. The album this time has a flovour of House, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Soul. There are some lovely ballads as this is the first time we are doing ballads, as I'm always known for dance numbers. Basically the new flavour is Hip-hop and Bhangra so there is bit of that. There are some major plans to collaborate with a big British artist for another album I'm working on. When it will be announced it will make big news," says Taz.
"As far as acting goes I have been offered a very nice role in Arranged Marriage made by the people who made American Desi. I play the 2nd lead in the film and it is very exciting flick with comedy. Also, there are more movie offers which I can reveal at a later stage," he adds.
Tarsame Singh aka Taz, formerly known as Johnny Zee, is a British-born Asian raised in Coventry. He stormed the UK Asian pop charts in 1989 with his debut album Hit The Deck that was at number one for an amazing 36 weeks. The album is still one of the biggest selling Asian fusion releases. All but two of his nine albums to date have received gold, platinum or multi-platinum discs. In addition, the highlights of his career include playing alongside Barry White in Kenya and touring in Pakistan. One of the first artists to create cross-cultural music, Taz has been credited with influencing many young British Asian artists. Taz is an international heartthrob Taz named his band Stereo Nation in 1996, reflecting their diverse influence.