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It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second-best to sing them - Hillaire Belloc

Music is an important part of our life as it is a way of expressing our feelings as well as emotions. Some people consider music as a way to escape from the pain of life. Music plays a vital role in our lives since the origin of humankind and singing is also not everyone's cup of tea! it takes years of practice and passionate hard work to bring out that singer in you and only a few dares to do so. One such personality is R. Vignesh who almost singing for the past 9 years! He is also a band member in DAMURU based in Chennai and ENROUTE PONDY based in Pondicherry. So, in a nutshell, Vignesh is a rockstar who dedicated his life to music and singing.

According to him, music is a way he uses to connect with people as music is a universal language and music has that direct connection with our souls. As a singer, Vignesh touches everyone's inner self with the music since there are no haters for music and songs.

In his college days, Vignesh used to attend the auditions for his college days. Back then he didn't realize his gift and these auditions were a pure curiosity and that's how his journey begins. Then in later, he realized that singing gives him immense satisfaction by the love and happiness when someone gives their feedback that my song touched their soul. Driven by the dope that music gave him Vignesh started working for his passion and started putting his everything to improve his skills. ' I sing to create some sort of happiness in others ' says Vignesh.

Every artist is an inspiration to others but sometimes they need inspiration too so did Vignesh. He gets his inspiration from his favorite singer Karthick. His favorite singer's journey becomes his path and Vignesh started following it.

“ Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill.

Vignesh knows the above statement well as he faced a lot of hardships and failures throughout his journey! Right from the very beginning, his performance canceled due to time restrictions on stage in spite of all the rehearsals and being an untrained singer it wasn't easy for him to sing with live instruments. He faced lots of criticism too. He has been criticized for his singing during his initial days and his voice has been rejected for few independent songs. But with his patience and hard work he put on himself every single day Vignesh managed to overcome these.

Vignesh describes his favorite work as his first independent song which went viral Nilavum Marainthu Poguthey. He just loves the song and says that it was his favorite and it has a separate place in his heart. Apart from Nilavum Marainthu Poguthey, few other best works of him were Avalukku, Idhayangal Marava, and Pinky.

In his initial days, Vignesh lacked life in his songs which he describes as a feeling. But later he realized that and worked hard to put his life with the songs which he and his audience loved! That breeze in his voice has been appreciated by many as he says ' that's my personal touch '.

Vignesh has been called for judging in schools and colleges and he performed twice in Madras Music Academy. He says those were some of the proud moments in his journey. The positivity and encouragement from his tribe push him towards his goals and all along with his path.

Here are few words from R. Vignesh himself,

' Never stop for any kind of hurdles you face in your path. Practice practice practice is the only key to your success. Success will happen on its own during the right time. '

And here are some of his works,

We team Adikozha proud and happy to have such a talented hardworking artist in our community. We welcome you to Adikozha with warmth and we got your back always!

Instagram: @vignesh_singer

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