Kamal Heer

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Kamal Heer
Birth name Kamaljeet Singh Heer
Born (1973-01-23) 23 January 1973 (age 41)
Halluwal, Punjab, India
Origin Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Punjabi, Bhangra, Pop, Folk, Classical, Sad
Occupations Singer andMusic composer
Instruments Chimta, Harmonium and Vocals
Years active Singing: 2000–Present
Music Director: 1993–2000
Labels Plasma Records (India)
Moviebox (UK)
Associated acts Manmohan Waris and Sangtar
Website Official website

Kamaljeet Singh Heer (also known as Kamal Heer) is a Punjabi musician. He is the younger brother of Manmohan Waris (the eldest of the brothers) and Sangtar, two other esteemed musicians. His live performances showcase his virtuosity with taan and his command of the art of traditional Punjabi music. All three of Heer brothers are behind the formulation of Punjabi Virsa shows all over the world. These shows have become internationally famous. Also a talented composer, Kamal Heer has collaborated with his brother Sangtar to write music for their brother Waris. He is married to Gurjit Kaur Birring.

Career[edit]

Kamal Heer was born in the Village of Halluwal, Punjab, India. He learned music from Ustaad Jaswant Singh Bhanwra. After Kamal's family moved to Canada in 1990, Kamal and older brother Sangtar started composing music. In 1993 they composed music for Manmohan Waris's album, Gaairan Naal Penghan Jhotdiye which became a huge hit. Kamal continued composing till 1999.

Kamal's debut album, Kamli released in 2000, which mostly avoided success. In 2002 Kamal Heer released Masti-Kanthay Vala which became very successful especially the superhit song "Kanthay Vala". Kamal Heer released Masti 2 in 2003 which contained superhit tracks "Nachne Nu Kare Mera Ji", "Kinnu Yaad Kar Kar Hasdi", "Hick Da Taveet" and "Ishq Ne Kamle Karte".

Kamal Heer continued his success with Punjabi Virsa 2004-Toronto Live, a live album recorded in Toronto. The immense success of this live album lead to Punjabi Virsa concerts happening every year all around the world. Punjabi Virsa 2005, Punjabi Virsa 2006 and Punjabi Virsa 2008 have also been recorded live. After moderately successful studio albums, Masti Three (2006) and Chan Jiha Gabhru (2007), Kamal Heer released Jinday Ni Jinday in 2009. This album is considered his biggest hit to date. After the Punjabi Virsa 2009 tour of Australia and New ZealandPunjabi Virsa 2010.

Kamal released his next live concert Punjabi Virsa 2011 melbourne live along with Manmohan Waris and Sangtar the show was super hit and widely appreciated.In 2012 Kamal Heer released his two single's Club Wich and Google. In 2013 Kamal released his next live concert Punjabi Virsa 2013 along with Manmohan Waris and Sangtar on 28,December,2013 it was uploaded on YouTube. In February 2014, Kamal put out a collaborative album entitled "Unity" with Waris and Sangtar.

Waris brothers' musician killed in US plane crash [1]

Discography[edit]

Kamli

  • Released: January 2000
  • Format: Audio cassette, CD and digital download
  • Label: Plasma Records, MagnaSound
  • Writer: Malkiat Meet, Sangtar, Davinder Khannewala, Pappa Rajewalia, and Debi Makhsoospuri
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 8
  • Singles: "Kamli", "Dila Meria"

Masti-Kanthay Vala

  • Released: December 2002
  • Format: Audio cassette, CD and digital download
  • Label: Plasma Records, Music Waves
  • Writer: Malkiat Meet, Davinder Khannewala, Debi Makhsoospuri and Sangtar
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Director: Myth & Magic, Baljit Deol
  • Tracks: 10
  • Singles: Kanthay Vala, "Bhajan Kure", "Yaad Aegi", "Dhann Dhann"

Masti 2

  • Released: November 2003
  • Format: CD, Audio cassette and digital download
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Mangal Hathur and Debi Makhsoospuri
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 10
  • Singles: Nachne Nu Kare Mera Jee, "Kinnu Yaad Kar Kar Hasdi", Ishq Ne Kamle Karte

Masti Three

  • Released: February 2006
  • Format: CD, Audio cassette and digital download
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Mangal Hathur and SM Sadiq
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Director: Sandeep Sharma
  • Tracks: 10
  • Singles: "Gaaia Na Kar Ni", "Akh Larh Gaee", "Kamaad Beejia"

Chan Jiha Gabhru

  • Released: December 2007
  • Format: CD and digital download
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Mangal Hathur, Charan Likhari and Sangtar
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Director: Sandeep Dhaliwal, Azeem Parker, Rimpy Prince and Sandeep Sharma
  • Tracks: 8
  • Singles: "Chan Jiha Gabhru", "Mar Gae Majajne", "Hathiar Na Chaliye", "Moti Chunke", "Majhay Diye Kudiye"

Jinday Ni Jinday

  • Released: November 2009
  • Format: CD and digital download
  • Label: Plasma Records
  • Writer: Jasbir Gunachauria, Sukhpal Aujla, Anil Fattegarh Jattan, Charan Likhari, Ninder Sher Khan, Preet Khetla and Sangtar
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Director: Robert Holbrook, Sandeep Sharma and Bhupi Syan
  • Tracks: 8
  • Singles: "Jinday Ni Jinday", "Ik Boli", "Nashedi Dil", "Chete Kareen"

Compilations[edit]

Shaunki Mela 2003-Surrey Live (Recorded Live at Millenium Park, Surrey, Canada on 21 June 2003. Along with Manmohan Waris, Gurpreet Ghuggi and Sangtar)

  • Released: August 2003
  • Format: DVD, VHS, CD and Audio cassette
  • Label: Plasma Records
  • Writer: Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki, Shamsher Singh Sandhu, Charan Singh Safari, Kuldip Deep, Debi Makhsoospuri, Davinder Khannewala, Gurpreet Guggi, Jasbir Gunachauria, Mangal Hathur and Sangtar
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 29

Punjabi Virsa 2004-Wonderland Live (Recorded Live at Canada's Wonderland, Canada. Along with Manmohan Waris and Sangtar)

  • Released: October 2004
  • Format: DVD and CD
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki, Mangal Hathur, Davinder Khannewala, Debi Makhsoospuri, Malkiat Meet, Jasbir Gunachauria and Kuldip Deep
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 28

Punjabi Virsa 2005-London Live (Recorded live at London, England. Along with Manmohan Waris and Sangtar)

  • Released: November 2005
  • Format: DVD and CD
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki, Mangal Hathur, Davinder Khannewala and Sangtar
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 26

Masti Hits

  • Released: August 2006
  • Format: DVD and CD
  • Label: Plasma Records
  • Writer: Mangal Hathur, Malkiat Meet and Davinder Khannewala
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 10

Punjabi Virsa 2006-Toronto Live (Recorded Live at the Hershey Center, Mississauga, Canada. Along with Manmohan Waris and Sangtar.)

  • Released: December 2006
  • Format: DVD and CD
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Baba Bulleh Shah, Mangal Hathur, Davinder Khanewala, Sangtar and Jasbir Gunachauria
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 37

Moti Chun Ke (Sad Song Collection)

  • Released: July 2008
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Plasma Records
  • Writer: Mangal Hathur, Debi Makhsoospuri, Davinder Khannewala, Malkiat Meet and Charan Likhari
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 10

Punjabi Reloaded (Along with Manmohan Waris.)

  • Released: September 2008
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Mangal Hathur and Davinder Khannewala
  • Producer: Joy & Atul
  • Tracks: 12

Punjabi Virsa 2008 Vancouver Live (Recorded Live at Orpheum Theater, Vancouver, Canada on 30 August 2008. Along with Manmohan Waris and Sangtar)

  • Released: February 2009
  • Format: DVD and CD
  • Label: Plasma Records, Planet Recordz
  • Writer: Prof. Mohan Singh, Debi Makhsoospuri, Mushtak Alam Goga, Jasbir Gunachauria, Charan Likhari, Mangal Hathur and Sangtar
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 27

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Album
2000 Kamli Kamli
Dila Meria
2002 Bhajjan Kurray Masti-Kanthav Vala
Kanthey Vala
Yaad Aegi
Dhann Dhann
2003 Nachne Nu Kare Mera Ji Masti 2
Kinnu Yaad Kar Kar Hassidi
Ishq Ne Kamle Karthe
2006 Gaaia Na Karne Masti Three
Akh Lar Gaee
Kaamad Bejeya
2007 Chan Jiha Gabhru Chan Jiha Gabhru
Mar Gae Majajne[2]
Roz Ladna
Hathiar Na Chalaiye
Sharab Chon Disen
Moti Chunke
Majhay Diye Kudiye[2]
2008 Huss Ho Gia Punjabi Reloaded
Chajju Da Chubara
Ik Gerha
2009 Jinday Ni Jinday(Vancouver) Jinday Ni Jinday
Ik Boli
Jinday Ni Jinday(New Delhi)
Nashedi Dil
2010 Pendu Jatt
TBA Chetey Kareen

Singles[edit]

Year Song Record label Music
2014 Gabru MovieBox Sangtar

Videography[edit]

Release DVD Record Label Notes
August 2003 Shaunki Mela 2003-Surrey Live Plasma Records Recorded Live in Surrey. Special Tribute Concert to Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki. Along with Manmohan Waris, Gurpreet Ghuggi and Sangtar
July 2004 Plasma Framed Vol. 1 Plasma Records Videos Along with Manmohan Waris
October 2004 Punjabi Virsa 2004-Wonderland Live Plasma Records/Kiss Records Recorded Live In Toronto Along with Manmohan Waris and Sangtar
November 2005 Punjabi Virsa 2005-London Live Plasma Records/Kiss Records Recorded Live in London Along with Manmohan Waris and Sangtar
2006 Punjabi Virsa Behind The Scenes Plasma Records Making of Whole Punjabi Virsa Tour, Along with Manmohan Waris and Sangtar
December 2006 Punjabi Virsa 2006-Toronto Live Plasma Records/Kiss RecordS Recorded Live In Toronto Along with Manmohan Waris and Sangtar
February 2009 Punjabi Virsa 2008 Vancouver Live Plasma Records Recorded Live in Vancouver Along with Manmohan Waris and Sangtar

Live performances[edit]

Concerts and tours[edit]

Date Concert/Tour Notes
August 2003 Shaunki Mela 2003 Special Tribute Concert to Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki Along with Manmohan Waris, Sangtar and Gurpreet Ghuggi[3]
October 2004 Punjabi Virsa 2004 Toured Canada and the USA Along with Manmohan Waris and Sangtar
May–June 2005 Punjabi Virsa 2005 Toured Europe Along with Manmohan Waris and Sangtar
April–October 2006 Punjabi Virsa 2006 Toured Australia, Canada, USA and Europe Along with Manmohan Waris and Sangtar[4]
August/September 2007 Punjabi Virsa 2007 Toured Europe Along with Manmohan Waris and Sangtar[5]
August/September 2008 Punjabi Virsa 2008 Toured Canada and the USA Along with Manmohan Waris and Sangtar[6]
August 2009 Punjabi Virsa 2009 Toured Australia and New Zealand Along with Manmohan Waris and Sangtar[7]
June–September 2010 Punjabi Virsa 2010 Is going to tour the UK in June and July 2010, USA in July and August 2010 and Canada in September 2010. Along with Manmohan Waris and Sangtar[8]

Other[edit]

Date Performance Notes
2008 Parbat Ali Vijay Diwas Special Concert for the Indian Armed Forces Along with Manmohan Waris
21 March 2009 2009 Punjabi Music Awards Performed During the Awards

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Category For Result
2006 Album of the Year Punjabi Virsa 2006 Won[2]
2009 Best Folk Pop Vocalist Hathiyar Na Chalaiye Lost
2009 Best Folk Pop Album Moti Chun Ke Lost
2010 Best Non Resident Punjabi Vocalist Jinday Ni Jinday Won
2010 Best Non Resident Punjabi Vocalist Punjabi Virsa Vancouver Live Lost
2010 Best Folk Oriented Album Punjabi Virsa Vancouver Live Won
2010 Best Duel Vocalists Vasde Raho Pardesio (Along with Manmohan Waris and Sangtar) Lost
2010 Best Non Resident Punjabi Album Punjabi Virsa Vancouver Live Lost[9][10]

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