LENNON 'LEADS' GOAN MUSIC

Lennon D'Silva, Goan Music
 
~By Gasper Crasto / Kuwait

Music can pierce into the deepest part of our soul especially the melody of a lead guitar which brings countless styles and hypnotic rhythm to any beat. 

Guitarists in a band play significant roles in shaping the overall sound and feel of music. They often play melodic lines, solos, or rhythms that compliment the vocal melodies and add depth to the music.

Among some of the big names of Goan musicians abroad, the name of Lennon Blasco D’Silva shines bright for his indispensable contribution to Goan music.

Hailing originally from Curtorim, born to _________, Lennon has been working in Kuwait since 2003. He is happily married to Virginia Carneiro, the couple has 2 kids – a daughter and a son.

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Lennon started playing guitar at a fairly young age which he first learnt from his father who played for Goan bands at that time. 

Lennon’s first instrument was the violin which he learned in Music School at Holy Spirit. After completing 6 grades in violin, Lennon took an interest in learning the guitar when he saw his father play it.

He initially started by learning some basic chords and loved them because the sound allowed him to play some songs of his favorite ‘Beatles’ and other religious hymns.

After about a year, he went to Pilar Music School in a bid to learn a bit of classical guitar. Later after 6 months of learning, and watching Goan Bands perform at some grand Beat Shows in Goa playing Rock songs, Lennon became fascinated with rock, pop, and blues music.

Lennon’s first guitar teacher was the famed Chris Correia who used to give guitar lessons in blues and basic rock at his apartment near Fatima School, Margao. Lennon joined his classes and there was no looking back. 




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Lennon took part in All Goa College Band Competitions and won 1st and 2nd prizes for Damodar College, Margao. 

Soon he joined a band called ROMANTICS and played for a year, and later played for a hotel band at Dona Sylvia which gave him immense opportunity to learn standard songs and instrumentals.  

Thereafter, Lennon got a break to join a band called CLOUD 9 which was very popular and doing good at that time playing a lot of Beat Shows & Weddings.

After a couple of years, Lennon joined Goa’s top band SKYHIGH but it lasted only a short time as he got a call to work in Kuwait and had to leave music and Goa behind for better prospects. 

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In Kuwait, Lennon played for IMPRESSIONS mainly to keep up with his music hobby as he loved to play guitar. Later after 2 years he got an offer to play for DEEP IMPACT and played many shows with them.

Subsequently, some top musicians wanted to form a band in Kuwait and that’s when Lennon got together and formed a band called ‘THE CLASSIX’ which played at several corporate shows, weddings, and parties. 

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Shahu Almeida who had known Lennon for many years, when they played in Goan Bands and had a good friendship bond, approached Lennon to play for his show and from then on, Lennon has been a regular Lead Guitar player.

Lennon is set to team up again with Shahu in the latter’s Musical Show – π˜Ώπ™€π™‘π˜Όπ™‰ π˜Ώπ™„π™‡’π™‡π™€π˜Ό π˜Ώπ™€π™‰π™‰π™€π˜Όπ™ˆ π™‹π˜Όπ™Žπ™Šπ™, set to be staged at the ICSK school in Salmiya on 10th May ‘24. 

The show directed by Shahu Almeida with full entertainment comprises a number of stars from Goa, Kuwait & London. 

Artistes that will perform in the show include Comedian Ben Evangelisto Fernandes and Jose Mascarenhas from Goa.

Agnelo Vailantonio Lobo, Laurente Pereira, Polly de Curtorim, Bab Agnel Dsouza, Nikky Carvalho, Emeliano de Borda, Romaldo Estrocio, Comedian Costi – all from UK.

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Music for the show is directed by Maestro Shahu Almeida and will comprise of Lennon D'Silva, Dennis Gonsalves & drummer Tony Fernandes.

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