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Heera Group UK

Heera Group UK was a bhangra music group that originated in the early 1980s.

History

Heera Group was founded in 1979 by lead singer Bhupinder Bhindi, Satwant Taak, Balbir Gill and Debbi. They made an album with Punjabi singer Narinder Biba, in which Bhindi Laltonwala sang a duet. J. Kumar joined the group which was then known as Quallander Group, changing its name to Heera Group. Palvinder Dhami joined the group after encouragement from Bhindi.

Career

With Charnjit Ahuja's music they released the album 'Bhabi Te Nanaan Nachdi' (1983). Satwant Tak went on to become a solo singer under the name "Raga Kaka". J. Kumar also went solo with "Teri Meri Ek Jind" in Bollywood. Palvinder Dhami became a solo singer in the Punjabi folk industry. Bhindi returned but only as a songwriter, and after the group ended, he went on to write songs for other U.K.-based acts.

Albums

Bhabhi te Nanaan Nachdi
  • Diamonds from Heera
  • Bhangra Fever Vol 1
  • Rabba Ki Kariye
  • Beyond Control
  • Jagh Wala Mela
  • Yaaran Di Yaari
  • Cool & Deadly
  • Kohinoor
  • Back to Desi
  • Alaap & Heera Group Vol - 1
  • Alaap & Heera Group Vol - 2

    Awards

    In 2008 the group was awarded a "Lifetime Achievement" award at the UK Asian Music Awards.