Mind Body Soul, Tamil Retro Night at Black & White Resto Bar, The Residency completes five hundred weeks. Started in 2009, Mind Body Soul has become the longest running musical night across India. Held every Thursday, Singer MJ Shriram, a renowned singer in the Light Music Scene, has been dishing out numbers by composer Ilaiyaraaja and singer SP Balasubrahmanyam. Mind Body Soul was the first full Tamil Retro night to have started in Chennai.
On 17th May 2019, The Residency hosted a get together to celebrate this tremendous feat. The get together was attended by the regular patrons of Mind Body Soul where the Guest of Honour was Dr. Shri SP Balasubrahmanyam and the Chief Guest was Shri Vidya Sagar, a renowned music composer.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Rakesh, General Manager – The Residency said “We are proud to be a part of this magnificent journey. Mind Body Soul having completed 500 performing weeks is a grand milestone for a resto bar to achieve. We once again thank all our guests who have been patronizing the show consistently over the last ten years.”
MJ Shriram also said “In today’s day and age where music is readily available, it is overwhelming to see people coming in Thursday after Thursday for the 10 years and this just goes to show the impact this era of music still has over the people. 70 % of my audiences have been attending Mind, Body and Soul for 10 years and this also includes members of the Tamil Film fraternity I would also like to say a big thank to Akila, my co-singer and Shekhar my sound engineer for working tirelessly week after week and giving it their all.”