“I am a free soul, singing my heart out by myself no matter where I go and I call strangers my friends because I learn things and find ways to fit them into my own world. I hear what people say, rearrange it, take away and tear apart until it finds value in my reality and there I make it work. I find spaces in between the cracks and cuts where it feels empty
and there I make it work.”
Today we have with us Aakash Barnabas, an aspiring singer in the house of Student Stories. Aakash is a 21 year old determined and hardworking musician. He is a Maniac, Vocalist , Guitarist and Lyricist. Even he loves to write his own songs. Vishal Dadlani tweeted about his beautiful and soulful singing on his twitter account and that was a very proud moment for him.
Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that.
They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence,
so they wind up forcing a word onto a melody.
It doesn’t ring true.
Major Achievements of Aakash :
He started his singing career from Bareilly, where he performed in front of audience for the very first time and bagged 3rd position in the singing competition. He won the1st prize along with a cash prize of 1.5k for the very first time in unplugged and a cash prize of Rs 500 in karaoke at an event held in IIIT. In Voice of Adan he made into the top 8 among the 450 singers who auditioned. He got an opportunity to perform on one of the most feared and biggest singing platforms in the Northern part of our country i. e. NCZCC .
In conversation with Aakash Barnabas :
1. When did you discover a singer in you?
I just wanted to become a singer always but was not confident to sing in front of public. One fine day some of my friends heard me and told me to participate in the college fest and other competitions. And since that day, the journey began.
2. Who all motivated you throughout this journey ?
My motivation is my people who listen to me because when someone likes you and your work, you want to deliver them better than yesterday. I don’t have any guru. I just admire Atif Aslam’s voice and wanted to play and sing. My parents supported a lot and friends played an important role in motivating me whenever I wanted to do something.
3. What are your long term goals ?
I am looking forward to become a playback singer. I just want my songs to reach as many people as it can whether its through you tube or any other medium. So, I am currently working on it and aligned on a correct path.
4. Enlist some of your major achievements ?
- IIIT ALLAHABAD – 1st Prize in unplugged.
- 1st in Karaoke event
- VOICE OF ADAN-Top 8 among 450 contestants
- IIIT ALLAHABAD 2016 -3rd prize in karaoke event
- JAIPUR TALENT HUNT -3rd Prize (Judged by Bollywood singer Altamash Faridi)
- INVERTIS Bareily -3rd prize in singing
5. Which is your best and memorable moment to cherish?
Vishal Dadlani tweeted my song on his twitter account. When I came to know about this I was on cloud 9. This was the biggest trophy or achievement ever for me.
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6. What is Akash’s Key to success? Do you believe in shortcuts?
No I don’t believe in shortcuts. I feel constant growth is the best and natural. My key to success is my dedication and hard work. Passion plays a major role. If you are passionate about your work and working to the best of it, you will achieve it.