Saturday, December 3, 2011

Come On Come On - Create some Roshni... Sankara Eye Foundation 2011

Most of you have followed us on our FACEBOOK page... and so would be aware of our show tomorrow (Dec 4, 2011) for Sankara Eye Foundation...

Come and join us as we create some ROSHNI, the JR way, for Sankara Eye Foundation, in support of their mission to eradicate curable blindness in India...

Show Venue -
Montgomery High School
1016 Route 601,
Skillman, NJ 08558
The Show will start at 3:30 PM sharp... 

See you'll there.... 


Monday, October 31, 2011

Diwali Show for NJTS 2011 - Salute to Mother Nature

Salute to Mother Nature!

When we started rehearsing (six weeks back) for our NJ Tamil Sangam’s Diwali show, little did we know that Mother Nature had some unpleasant surprise in store for us! However, October 29, 2011 reinforced the age old saying, “tougher it gets, sweeter it tastes…the success”. Mother Nature set the stage for our Diwali show with truly a bang, freak October snow storm; high winds, flooding, fallen trees, power outage was her accompaniments or as they would say in Tamil “Iyarkain seetram, Eesanin Thiruvilaiadal”. Diwali is the festival of sound and light and Mother Nature has decided to celebrate it on us in her own and unique way. “Hope”, what a word… a word synonymous to anticipate, optimism, wish, look forward to, etc., “look forward” sure we did. If this was the stage we need to perform, sure we rolled up our sleeves and had put up an exciting and scintillating music show.

While it was a sold out show (ticket wise) sadly weather did not help to make it a full house show. Kudos to our Indian population, especially Tamilians of New Jersey; slippery road, snow covered terrain, near zero visibility did not deter their resolve to celebrate Diwali with us. Likewise, I need to pass on our sincere appreciation and salutation to all support groups including our Sound Engineers, auditorium Custodian, Bridgewater NJ Law Enforcement folks & NJ Tamil Sangam organizers and several volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this event possible.  

Though we had a delayed start, the evening warmed up with Neeya Naana (Vijay TV) Gobinath conducting a very interesting but sensitive debate on the topic of “Immigrating to USA or return back to India”. After a long and hard fought debate the stage was handed over to Jersey Rhythms.

A smashing opening song “Vilayadu Mangatha” from the recently released film Mangatha gave 10,000 volt jolt to the crowd brought them on their feet and made them gyrate to the awesome rendition by Payal , Srivats and chorus. After a sensational opening song, JR started belting out classic number from 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s catering to patrons of various age groups. Maargo Maargo from Vetri Vizha, Randakka Randakka from Aniyan, Kadhal Vandhale from Singam, were some of the fast paced numbers that drew the crowd to rock the floor.  Songs like Kanai Padithen from Ponna Shankar, Poovakelu Kathakelu from Azhaghar Samiyin Kudirai, Kadhal Anukal from Enthiran, Enamo Edho from KO were some of the melodies that won the crowds loudest applause and appreciation.

As always, all good things have to come to an end, “hope” we brought some fun and relaxation to all those brave souls who defied all odds and made this otherwise freaky October evening into a most memorable one. Thus, an eventful (no pun intended) evening concluded with our customary evergreen hit Yengeyum Yepodum from the film Ninaithalae Inikum effectively rendered by Chenthil with the support of our ever enthusiastic band members. Once again, we did it folks!

Shiva Rajam for JR...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Groove and Move to celebrate Diwali

Happy Diwali folks!

Groove and Move to JR's music on this auspicious occasion... The stage is set and it's just 3 more days to go...

JR is performing for the NJ Tamil Sangam on the 29th of October 2011 at the Bridgewater Raritan Middle School, NJ.

Come and Celebrate your Diwali with us...

For more details please visit our website

You can purchase the tickets online at


Friday, August 12, 2011

Summer Vacation !!!

It's been a while since you heard from us and unfortunately we have to blame it on Summer.  After a really busy 2010 and 1st Q 2011, the gals and boys are stretching their legs out and vacationing away from Florida to Rome to India.  Well, summer always sizzles - doesn't it - but be sure to check in for this sizzle to continue onto winter at a JR show near you...

Enjoy your summer till then !!! We sure are having a blast...


Friday, May 6, 2011

JR at Georgia Tech, Atlanta

We had another successful run at Georgia Tech, Atlanta performing for an enthusiastic crowd pulled together by the Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam.  In addition to some of our regular songs, we created an unique ensemble of melodies, super hits and dance numbers to keep the audience involved.  Needless to mention, we had a great response.

The volunteers and members of GATS were very impressive with their handling of the logistics and did everything they could in ensuring that the band had a hospitable stay at Atlanta.  This was a composite show with additional performances by celebrities - Shobhana (Mahanadi fame) and Krish (June Ponal fame).  

With 2 shows in April alone, this year has been off to a great start...We're now looking forward to an active 2011 - Keep watching this space for our upcoming shows this year...