We all talk about how important music is, however we often don’t realise that music is not always about just the singer and a music video. There is a lot more that goes into making and creating a song for a film, theatre production or even an individual.

On today’s show I was joined by Kuljit Bharma, who has worked, both independently and collaboratively, for over a decade on film scores such as the award winning Bhaji on the Beach, Bend it like Beckham, Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom, The Guru, A Little Princess, Wings Of A Dove, The Four Feathers and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. He has also worked extensively in London’s west-end and highlights in this arena include assisting on the percussion arrangements for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s massive hit musical Bombay Dreams.

Many people tend to focus so much on singers and dance routines they often forget about the hard work and dedication that goes into creating a score.

It takes a lot of time and dedication to create a score for a film or production and Kuljit was clear when he said that he really had to dedicate his time, effort and energy into his profession and ultimately his career.

Kuljit talked all about his journey into the music industry. His mother Mohinder Kaur sang Giddiyan di Rani, setting a milestone for being the first hit to be produced outside of India. Dancing at weddings was fast becoming “a regular thing.

 Kuljit’s family wanted him to study and pursue the ‘typical’ desi career of a doctor, lawyer or engineer. So he became an engineer but eventually got bored and felt that music was his ultimate calling. So he decided to focus on his dreams and he was lucky enough to work on numerous film projects, which were not in any way easy.

He also decided to focus on music production, his latest prodigy being Ram Meetook, who joined Kuljit on the show and without a doubt had the voice of an angel. It was wonderful to see their chemistry on air and above all hear some of the amazing tracks on Ram’s album that was produced by Kuljit.