The idea called <<Rewind, 9’s debut album

Want to listen, see, touch and feel fire? Here’s nine lost memories wrapped in an album – Rewind. Contemporary in production and soaked in beautiful nostalgia, Rewind comes from Band Called Nine — India’s first writer-led band comprising of leading Bollywood artistes breaking new ground in the non-film genre.

Led by pied-piper Neelesh Misra and with the soul-searing Shilpa Rao as the lead singer, 9 has a unique storytelling-meets-song concept.

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‘Rewind’ is a dream come true for the heart-steaming band which, while travelling to cities, also sings Bollywood hits written and rendered by its members – the theme ranging from a college canteen to the doorstep in a forgotten homeland. 9 reflects the aspirations of small towns, dreams of the metropolis, the changing face of the new India and the values of the old. May be … this is called banding and bonding.

Shilpa says, “Hope you guys love to hear it as much as we loved making it for all you lovely people.” Why not, when equally madder Neelesh echoes: “I’ve collected friends as mad as myself, we jammed a bit between ginger tea (for me), Baileys (for her) and Vodka (for him) – and voilà, we’re creating songs.”

… yes, they are creating songs that aren’t fancy, that aren’t pretentious, that aren’t desperate to prove a point. But “our songs are just us, the way we are.” And … well … according to Gayatri Manchanda, a fan: “Very few people have ability to impress colossal impression on others’ thought process and Neelesh has that gift. I’m truly impressed and immersed in his narration.”

Hmmmmm … You may watch a promo of 9 here. There’s also a video of one of their rehearsals captured by another  fan Anckur Patodia — Watch it here.


This post was reopened on April 19, 2011 to insert the promo of one of the songs “Maazi” from “Rewind”. Yes, you can enjoy it below:


  1. Maine ‘Rewind 9’ ke song ki ek line suni hai, ‘mera angana… jis aangan mein bachpan beeta…’ Ye song mujhe bahut achha laga. Please give me downloading link for this song.


  2. Thank you for sharing this Neeraj ji.

    I can relate to his stories well, as I grew up in 90s in a middle class environ – in midst of the value system which forms the essence of some of his stories.

    What amazes me is the rage amongst the teenagers and youngsters who, in unison, are mesmerized by the simplicity and charm of this pied piper‘s words and narrative. Hope they too imbibe and takeaway messages such stories impart.



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