Taz (singer)


Taz (singer)

Tarseem Singh Jarnail (born 23 May, 1967, Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom), is a British singer, composer and actor of Indian descent. He is the lead singer of the pop band Stereo Nation which was formed in 1996. Formerly known as "Johnny Zee", he is credited with being the pioneer of cross-cultural Asian music which has inspired many other British Asian singers such as Juggy D and Jay Sean.

Career

He first hit the charts in 1989 with the album "Hit the Deck" which spent over 36 weeks on the UK Asian pop charts at number one. He went onto produce many albums in the 1990s and early 2000s which were hugely successful. To date, all but two of his albums have received gold platinum and multi-platinum discs. His most successful album to date is the 2000 released "Slave II Fusion" which includes many of his most well-known hit songs including "Pyar Ho Gaya", "Nachenge Saari Raat", and "Gallan Gorian". His music videos also feature actors before their became famous. His video "Ishq" features model and actress Koena Mitra and "Pyar Ho Gaya" features actor Shiny Ahuja.

He has also branched out into acting recently appearing in the 2007 British film "Don't Stop Dreaming" for which he also composed the soundtrack and did the playback singing. After five years hiatus he returned recently with his new album "Jawani on the Rocks".

Discography

Albums

*Hit the Deck (1989)
*The Remix Album (1990)
*Vibes (1991)
*Back To My Roots (1992)
*From Me To You (1993)
*Spirits of Rhythm (1994)
*New Dawn (1995)
*I've Been Waiting (1996)
*Come Be My Lover - single (1996)
*Jambo (1998)
*Nasha (1999)
*Slave II Fusion (aka Oh Laila) (2000)
*Laila - single (2001)
*Tazmania (2002)
*Cafe Mumbai (2003)
*Don't Stop Dreaming (2007)
*Jawani On The Rocks (2008)
*Rewind Selekta...Greatest Hits Vol.1 Remixes (2008)

Notable singles

*Oh Carol
*Pyar Ho Gaya
*Nachenge Sari Raat
*I've Been Waiting
*Gallan Gorian
*Ishq
*Meri Mazron Mein Tu Hain
*Hai Jawani

Bollywood songs

Taz has also contributed to the soundtracks for the following Bollywood films:

*Tum Bin (2001, song: Daroo Vich Pyar)
*Koi Mil Gaya (2003, song: It's Magic)
*Race (2008, song: Mujhpe To Jadoo)

Filmography

*"Don't Stop Dreaming" (2007)
*"Sambar Salsa" (2007)

External Links

* [http://www.stereonation.net Official Stereo Nation website]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/coventry/music/stories/2002/04/stereo-nation.shtml A summary of Taz's career]


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