1974 AD : Nepalese Rock Band


1974 AD are Nepalese rock band, formed in Kathmandu, Nepal in the early 1994s. They experiment with various genre of music including Nepali folk, ragas, rock, funk, blues and jazz as well. 1974 AD are amongst the most successful recording artists in Nepal. Most of their albums are ranked among the top-ten best-selling albums according to the Hits FM of Nepal. This band is also partially affiliated with the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory. They are also known as “The Beatles of Nepal”.There concert named ‘Rock Yatra ‘ in 2000 AD was witnessed by more than 60,000 people. This is a record concert in Nepal.

Songs and albums produced by 1974AD are usually in the “Nepali” language. Lyrics include themes of patriotism, Nepali virtues, unity, love and nationalism.Theres a lot of veriety in the music of 1974 AD. They have successfully tried various genre in Nepali Music Industry.We can say that 1974 AD is one of the topmost and most popular band of Nepal. Their music compositions are liked by not only youngster but also by people of all ages. They are fond of doing different experiments in music.They are the inspirations for many new and upcomig artist.We can find soul in their music which heals the people’s heart.

1974 AD is very active in charity performance since its beginning days, it has performed more than 40 charity concert in Nepal till date.1974 AD has contribute a lot in Nepalese music industry and still carying on. Hope that they continue their journey far ahead and will give more fantastic and healing music ahead.

Band Members
Adrian Pradhan: Vocals and Drums
Nirakar Yakthumba: Bass and Backing Vocals
Manoj Kumar KC: Guitar, Keybords and Backing Vocals
Sanjay Shrestha: Percussions and Backing Vocals

Album Released
Time Out – 1996
Samjhi Baschhu – 1998
Satabdi – 2001
Jungi Nishan – 2002
Limited Edition – 2002
Pinjada ko Suga – 2004
On Air – 2007

Some Achievements
• Hits FM Music Award 2000
• Best performance by group or duo with vocal
• Sanmiguel Music Award 2000
• Best performance by group or duo with vocal
• Hits FM Music Award 2002
• Best performance by group or duo with vocal
• Hits FM Music Award 2004
• Best performance by group or duo with vocal
• Image Award 2004
• Best song with National feelings
• Hits FM Music Award 2005
• Best performance by group or duo with vocal
• Image Award 2005
• Best Rock song
• Kantipur FM Annual Award 2001,2002,2003 & 2004
• Most air played song

concerts
National tours :
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Dharan and Narayangath (more than 100 concerts including Rock Yatra in 2002, Dec 14)
International tours:
America 2002 & 2003 ( Washington DC, San-Francisco, Minnesota, Losangeles. Denver, Dallas, Houston, Indiana, Chicago, North Carolina, Las Vegas, Atlanta, New York & Boston)
England – 2003
Australia – 2004 (Sydney & Melbourne)
Hong Kong – 2002 & 2003
Doha – 2004
India – 2001 -2005 ( Dadjeeling, Kalimpong, Sikkim, Assam, Delhi, Bombay & Pune)
Korea – 2007

Charity Concerts
1974 AD has performed more than 30 charity concerts and donated N Rs 2,35,000/- for flood victims in 2002 and 50,000/- for the labor fund, Doha 2004. Still 1974 AD is very active in charity performance since its beginning days, it has performed more than 40 charity concert in Nepal till date.

Nowadays they are in London for their musical tour.

For more details about 1974 AD and if you wants to download their songs. lyrics and chords you can visit their official website www.1974ad.com.np.

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