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Ayub Bachchu: Life of a Maestro

  • Published at 07:30 pm October 18th, 2018

Bachchu began his music career with the band Feelings in 1978

Ayub Bachchu, who popularised rock music in Bangladesh along with his band LRB (Love Runs Blind), has been an integral part of the Bangladeshi rock music scene for more than 25 years.

Bachchu mostly known as “AB” is a legendary name in the history of Bangladeshi Band Music, reports UNB.

He was born in Chittagong on August 16, 1958.

Bachchu started his music career in his hometown with the band Feelings in 1978. Then he joined the pioneering band, Souls, in 1980. 

In 1991, he left Souls after 11 years and formed LRB. 

LRB started playing live gigs in the following years and ushered in a new chapter in the history of music in Bangladesh. With its eagerness to create something revolutionary, LRB debuted with a double album in 1992.

LRB performed more than thousands of gigs; more than 500 of which were open air concerts.

LRB’s first international gig was a seven-state tour of the US. LRB is the only Bangali rock bto have performed their music at Madison Square Garden in New York.

In Europe the band played its first show in Austria in 2002. They have performed at Wembley Arena in London, Alan Garden in London , and Fort Canyon Park stage in Singapore.

LRB performed many  Indian stages including: Salt Lake Stadium (Rock Jugalbandi Part 1 and 2), Science City Theater, Alpha Bangla, ETV Bangla, Najrul Manch, Rabindra Shorobor, Guru Nanak University (Jodhpur), Haldia Utshab, and Durgapur University. LRB proudly performed in: Qatar, Dubai, Hong-Kong, Cyprus and almost all over the world.

Bachchu performed live with Richard At Legang (France); Remo Fernandez Nandon Bugchi and Bikmar Gosh; Azam Khan; Miles  and Black of Bangladesh.

He was honoured at the IIM Joka “Rock Fest” in India , Benson and Hedges Star Search 1 and 2, DRockstar 1—and many other local competitions as a judge.

Ayub Bachchu is renowned for his musical scoring of television commercials. Moreover, he has worked as a music director for: the late Khalid Hasn Milu, late Shaikh Ishtiaqe, Nasim Ali Khan, Topon Chowdhury, Hasan Abedur Reza Jewel, Alam Ara Minu, Kaniz Suborna, Rupom, and many others.

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