In 2001, Kailash Kher left New Delhi for Mumbai, the epicenter of India's highly competitive music industry, to seek his fortunes as a professional singer. For a while, Kher struggled, living in cheap residence hotels and eking out whatever musical work he could find to make ends meet. Kher's first recording was on an advertising jingle for a diamond company, for which he was paid the equivalent of $100.Soon after recording a handful of jingles, the raw, earthy and soulful strength of his voice - often compared to the late qawwali maestro Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - caught the attention of every production house and film composer in Mumbai. His big break came with the song "Allah Ke Bande" from the movie Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II. The song became more famous then the film itself, and its success made him a household name. By 2004, Kher had been catapulted into the national spotlight, and has since performed on over one hundred and fifty Hindi film soundtracks, has sung in over fourteen languages on a number of regional Indian films, not to mention recording more than four hundred radio and television advertising jingles.
There is no greater star in Indian popular music today then Kailash Kher, a revered singer whose prodigious vocal gifts and inspiring personality have made him a household name across the subcontinent. One of the biggest celebrities in South Asia, Kher has recorded numerous chart-topping blockbusters with his band Kailasa, and his rapturous and soulful voice has captivated millions. The magic of Kailash Kher & Kailasa is introduced to the world with Yatra (Nomadic Souls), the group's first international release. The new album features brand new songs alongside new studio and unplugged recordings of some of their most appealing hits.