Faridkot was formed in 2008 when IP and Raj came together to make some fun and exciting original music. 6 years and 2 albums later, namely, Ek on Times Music(2011) and Phir Se? on Universal Music(2014), Faridkot has performed over 250 shows alongside artists such as Vishal and Shekhar, Kailash Kher, Mohit Chauhan, KK, Shaan, Aditi Singh Sharma, Bappi Lahiri etc. and swayed audiences across the country from Punjab to Trivandrum and Chennai all the way to Arunachal Pradesh. They call their genre Confused Pop and have been hailed as one of the foremost original Hindi pop-rock bands in the country(with hits such as Laila, Haal e Dil, Madho). Faridkot recently composed the title track for the Hindi dubbed version of the huge multistarrer Hollywood movie “The Expendables 3”(feat. Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Harrison Ford, Jason Statham etc.) making them India’s first band to do so.
Faridkot has also composed the title track for the recently released Bollywood movie “Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene”.
The album “Phir Se?” was nominated for the GIMA awards in the Best Rock Album Category, which had artists such as Mekaal Hassan Band.
Faridkot recently crossed the borders into Kabul, Afganisthan in December
where they played the “Vote for Peace” concert with Noori from
- IP Singh – Vocals
- Rajarshi Sanyal – Guitars