Tuesday, April 17, 2012


    Mukti Shakya (main member of Mukti N' Revival) was born and brought up in Jyabahal tole, Kathmandu. i He was interested in music since his early age, he was deeply influenced by western music. He fell so much in love with guitar that he spent all day and night playing it and making music in it.

       Before 1980s he used to play for the Radium band but got his first break from Radium. Radium Was the popular local band at that time. In the mid 80s, Mukti formed a new band named "The Elegance" with friends of his own age. After that he started to write the song and compose the music of his own which later proved "The Elegance" as the most popular artist at that time.

              Mukti  became a source of  an inspiration to many musicians as well as up coming musicians of the valley.  There were many fans of  "The Eligance" and of the Mukti too. Those fans mostly love the folks songs of "The Eligence" song by Mukti. However, "The Elegance" band dissolved in 1987 and he decided to go to Spain cause he fell in love with the Spanish girl named "Mary" when she had once come in Nepal and had seen his concert.

      In Spain, he joined the "Tramontana" band as the lead Guitarist. He also experienced Spanish music. He also travelled to different parts of Spain with his band and gave the concert.  Finally, he became able to establish his name in the music scenario there. 

        He returned  Kathmandu in early 90s when there was the musical identical crisis  like anywhere else in the world. He then decided to revive the old musical charm. He gathered  his old friends and started rocking the old tune which always made them swing and roll. They named themselves "Revival". However, his old good friend advised him to to make the name as "Mukti N' Revival" which make more sense. Between 1993 and 1996, there were occuring  frequent changes in the line up.

      At the same time, the band named "Newaz" which was one of the energetic band that time, was looking for a front man   to fill in an empty space left by their guitarist singer. "Newaz" had already cut an album and had earned a fairly good reputation. Then Mukti met Roshan, Binod and Rabin, who were the members of the "Newaz" band and started to jam. It clicked so well that Mukti's search for a regular lineup and Newaz' search for a front man ended. From early 1997, a new lineup of "Mukti & Revival" was formed and started rocking in different occasion. however, their first major appearance came in Kastamandap Jatra '97--a mega music festival featuring all the popular local bands. Their other major appearances were Shiva Ratri music festival , Kastamandap Jatra '98, Durbar Marg Fest, and Millennium Concert . Mukti & Revival also performed in various different parts of Nepal.

Band Members

Mukti Shakya on Vocals and Guitar
Sunit Kansakar on Guitar
Roshan Kansakar on Bass
Prajwol Kansakar on Drums and
Mukti's wife, Mary on Keyboard 

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