|Learn about the personal and professional successes achieved by our youth. Editorial Board of 'Shehjar' e-magazine encourages you to email us success stories of our community members so that we can share this information with our readers. Email:
"ARCHIS TIKU AND FAMILY"
While seeking contributions for our “Spirit of Youth“ section in January, we received an email titled “My Brother’s Bravado” from a young lady, Meghna Tiku. The content of the email was brief but it beautifully conveyed the sense of happiness and pride that a sister had for her brother’s achievement as a musician (rockstar) . Through this email, the team at Shehjar was thrilled to gain access to a recognized talent in our community ,“Archis Tiku“, base guitarist for the Newcastle-English Indie band “Maximo Park”. We specially thank Meghna Tiku for sharing her brother’s achievement with us, fellow community members. The team at Shehjar is pleased to present the readers with an interview of Archis Tiku and his family. We would like to thank Archis and his family for being very co-operative throughout the interview.
“Archis Tiku” was born in Mumbai and migrated to England with his parents, Mr. Ram Tiku and Mrs. Aparna Tiku when he was a year old. He was passionate about guitar since the age of six and dreamed of being a rock star since then. He is qualified as a medical doctor from the prestigious university in England and soon after his graduation, his band Maximo Park was signed by Warp Record Label. The band has released two albums Certain trigger and Earthly pleasures and is recording their third album this year. They have sold nearly a million albums all over the world. The band has played with the famous group Rolling Stones in Norway and Sweden, with Killers in Washington and Wisconsin and at around 120 gigs all over the world, including at many festivals.
This interview was deemed necessary, not just for presenting a special talent within our community but also to set a spark of inspiration in our aspiring musicians. People dream and carry passion for a reason; it is to experience an ecstatic sense of happiness and fulfillment. We hope that the commitment of Archis and his family towards his passion- music will inspire parents to encourage their children towards arts or any other field that they choose to excel in.
Archis Tiku’s accomplishment is truly a matter of pride for the community.
1. Archis, please let us know your inspiration behind being a musician and starting Maximo Park Band?
2. Please tell us your family's role in building you up as an individual and as a musician?
6. You have a demanding job that requires extensive travel. What makes you maintain a proper balance between your work, social activities and family members?
7. You are qualified as a doctor, so how do you explain this transition from a doctor to a musician (rock star) and what do you associate yourself more with a doctor or a musician (rock star)?
9. Which musicians are your inspirations?
10. Please let us know about your past and recent albums.
Our first album A Certain Trigger had an edgy new wave feel and our second most recent album Our Earthly Pleasures was more of an alternative rock album. We are writing new material at the moment for the third record so there is only a scattering of gigs lined up.
11. Tell us about your past, recent events, upcoming performances and future plans of Maximo Park Band?
12. Any special message for the youth worldwide.
Archis proud sister , Meghna and parents Mr. Ram Tiku and Mrs. Aparna Tiku
|This is what family speaks about Archis |
Please tell us about your family?
What was Archis like when he was young and when did you notice that a star was born in your house?
Mr. and Mrs Tiku, how would you describe Archis as your son?
Meghna, how would you describe Archis as your brother?
Please tell us how do you all feel about Archis’s achievements
Any message that you would like to give to the parents/siblings who have children/siblings inclined towards music?
Archis's success in music has made us realize that success can reveal itself in many different incarnations and ultimately we must support our children/siblings in whatever they want to do in so far as it does not put them in danger.
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