Apache Indian (Cancelled)


Saturday 8th July 2023    
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Horizon Promotions presents an evening of Reggae/Dancehall/Bhangra/World Fusion featuring:
Multi-Platinum Artist, celebrating 30 Years – ‘No Reservations’ – World Tour 2023! APACHE INDIAN
Full 60 minutes live show featuring Dhol & Tabla players
Bar from 5:00pm. Doors 7.30 pm – 11.30 pm. Standing
Multi-Platinum selling Apache Indian is the stage name of dancehall/reggae/pop singer Steven Kapur who is best known for his iconic international hit “Boom Shack-A-Lak”
He introduced a combination of traditional Indian bhangra music with the style of ragamuffin, pop, and rap, the mix-up often known as bhangramuffin.
Apache Indian is the only Asian to date to have seven Top 40 Hits on the mainstream British charts: Boom Shack-A-Lak, Arranged Marriage, Chok There, Fe Real, Raggamuffin Girl, Wreckx Shop, Make Way for the Indian.
In his recent albums, he moved away from Indian ragamuffin rap style to explore more traditional forms of reggae.
Apache Indian has recorded with Boyz II Men, Blackstreet, Wreckx ‘n’ Effect, UB40, Sean Paul, Maxi Priest, General Levy, Shaggy, Yami Bolo, Boy George, A.R. Rahman, Sameera Singh and Pras of the Fugees.
For his first album “No Reservation”, he had signed a contract worth £250,000 pounds with Island Records – one of the largest sums paid for a debut album by a non-white artist.
“Boom Shack-A-Lak” has been featured in five different Hollywood movies, including “Dumb And Dumber”. More significantly, the song has been featured in a record 52 commercials across the globe, featuring various brands.
Now it features on the “Scooby Doo 2” soundtrack, along with international names like Fatboy Slim, The B-52’s, 2 Unlimited, and New Radicals.
His composition “Om Namah Shivay” also features on Putumayo World Music World Reggae, a collection of reggae-influenced tracks performed by artists from around the world.
Apache Indian was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for best contemporary song for “Arranged Marriage”, and nominated for a Mercury Music Prize for his debut album No Reservations in 1993.
Apache Indian was also nominated for the Central Britain Media and Arts Asian Jewel Award in 2004. Apache was presented an award at the Asian Media Awards in Manchester for his talk show Real Talk in 2013 and in 2014 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award also at the Asian Media Awards. In late 2014, Apache received a lifetime achievement award from Brit Asia TV.
He was awarded the British Empire Medal in the 2021 New Year’s Honours for services to music and young people and performed at the closing ceremony for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in his hometown of Birmingham.