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Their style is far from conventional and is best described as ever-evolving world music that is a harmonious blend of diverse cultures, languages and musical genres that influence them. Seven Eyes’ compositions transcends multiple genres – Jazz, Brazilian, Sufi/Hindustani music and Western classical music.

Having performed at the United Nations in New York, UN Geneva, TEDx Malaysia as well as Jashn-e-Rekhta festival in New Delhi, Faiz International Festival in Lahore amongst many other global festivals and events. They are regulars on BBC Asian Network, BBC Urdu, and BBC World and are regarded for their appeal to bring together diverse music and various languages from around the world together in a single performance.

The name “SEVEN EYES” is an inspirational and aspirational idea that expresses a variety of perspectives, styles and influences of music. Their two albums The Seed and Senses were enthusiastically received by live audiences in the UK, Europe, North America, Middle-East and in the Indian Subcontinent.

The duo continuously travel worldwide performing both their own music (heard on the album The Seed and Senses), and covering popular songs from around the world from Western pop classics to well known songs from the Indian Subcontinent. 

“This album (The Seed) isn’t about just making things that sound cool and new. Both artists have a long, invested and humble relationship with the traditions which they draw on. The combination of cultures is anything but a clash: it’s harmony, it’s creation and it’s beautiful.”The IndieBerlin review

“Uplifting mesmerising, everything that you want music to do!” – BBC Asian Network

“At the top of their game…He’s a wonderful guitarist!” – Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)

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Tanya Wells is British/ Swiss and spent several childhood years living in North India where language, diverse music and culture informed the ears and imagination of this talented singer. Her flexible vocal style (attributed to years of having learnt Hindustani classical vocal) has given her opportunities to perform with world renown artists such as sitarist Anoushka Shankar (Cannes Film festival 2014), soul singer Joss Stone (Mama Stones 2013), Arabic vocalist Natacha Atlas (Ronnie Scotts 2016) as well as lay down vocals for award winning film composers such as A.R. Rahman and Nitin Sawhney.

With a double Masters (with distinction) in International Performance Research, Tanya now embraces the praxis of bringing cultures together to tell stories through music.

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Paulo Vinícius and Tanya Wells Photo by Zeeshaan Jamal

Paulo Vinícius from Brazil has studied music from some of the world’s top classical guitarists, namely Pablo Marquez, Franz Halász and Fabio Zanon, which has equipped him with a versatile, dynamic technique and a captivating stage presence. From a background of European classical training to performing as part of the ‘Live Music Now’ series (founded by Yehudi Menuhin) as well as Brazilian acclaim (winner of the Prêmio Revelação, Raphael Rabello Award) Paulo brings a rich and varied experience as Musical Director and along with Tanya Wells, he expresses a wealth of diverse influences that characterise the duo.

“He is one of the most outstanding exhibits of the Brazilian guitar school.” – Franz Halász

“Paulo displays an extreme sensitivity for music, sharp mind, quick response to unforeseen circumstances and work organisation.” – Fábio Zanon

CONTACT US

info@seveneyesofficial.com

78 Comments

  1. Tanya:

    Did you formally study Hindi or Urdu? Do you speak these languages?

    Love your rendering of the songs. Keep it up!

    Sardul

  2. Tanya,

    An incredible performance, a tour de force. I love your rendition of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s: Gulon mein rang bhare, sung very gracefully. I have heard Jagit Singh’s rendition. But, yours ifs definitely better.

    Cheers,

    Shaz

  3. Hey Tanya, I have waited six weeks for an answer! Come now, I am really curious about how you came to flawlessly sing Hindustani songs.

    Sardul

  4. I really love your songs.:)..Keep up the good work..:) have you been to the International Sahaj Public School in Dharamsala(India) as well?

  5. Tanya,
    If I listen to anymore of your tracks, I will fall in love! Just amazing!
    Wishing you all the success 👏🏻😊

  6. It’s such a treat listening to you at Rekhta on FB live – wish I was there in person. Do visit India more often and do plan to perform at Bangalore.

  7. Tanya, you are the best. I instantly became a fan of your after listening to the song you sang at Jashn-e-Rekhta in 2017 – “Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo”. Love from Australia.

  8. Hi, Tanya Wells and Paulo Vinicius both of you are amazing.
    When I first listen to your voice it was quite confused what to say simply both of your combinations is mesmerizing. Paulo Vinicius you are amazing, your guitar music is soothing.
    God Bless both of You. 🙂

  9. Wow i must say heard you on youtube on Jashne Rekhta you are amazing my mother tongue is urdu so i grew up speaking urdu and punjabi and i cant even sing this good and you learnt it recently and you sing so well, very impressive keep doing the great work and if i can help you in anyway with the language am here to help anytime 🙂

  10. Wow i must say heard you on youtube on Jashne Rekhta you are amazing my mother tongue is urdu so i grew up speaking urdu and punjabi and i cant even sing this good and you learnt it recently and you sing so well, very impressive keep doing the great work and if i can help you in anyway with the language am here to help anytime 🙂

  11. Tannyaji your song rafta rafta i have been listening almost every day …you inspired me..i would like to listen you live once in my life..love you…

      1. Hi Tanya .. u sing so good n touching.. I just fall in love wid u… N the song aaj Jane ke jidd na karo..ur voice created mazic…. Lot of love from Jaipur…😍😘

  12. Olá Paulo,
    Parabéns pelo magnífico trabalho, o trabalho de vs é muito inspirador.
    Gostaria de dizer que trilhei caminhos muito paracidos com os seu, inclusive com um dos primeiros “Brazukas” a fazer part do cast to LMN (lá nos anos 90)…
    Em época de club music minha band tocava nos mesmos palcos que Nithin e Talvin Singh na Brick Lane e vizinhanças de East London..
    Hoje resido em Stockholm e adoraria poder colaborar para uma possivel vinda de vcs aqui no Nordic side do planeta, temos alguns festivais interessantes e caso tenham plano de “subir o morro gelado” permita me dar-lhes assistencia!
    NAMASTE
    tbkobna@gmail.com

  13. Olá Paulo,
    Parabéns pela magnífica musica, o trabalho de vs é muito inspirador.
    Gostaria de dizer que trilhei caminhos muito paracidos com os seu, inclusive como um dos primeiros “Brazukas” a fazer part do cast to LMN (ainda em meados dos anos 90)…
    Em época de club music minha band tocava nos mesmos palcos que Nithin e Talvin Singh na Brick Lane e vizinhanças de East London..
    Hoje resido em Stockholm e adoraria poder colaborar para uma possivel vinda de vcs aqui no Nordic side do planeta, temos alguns festivais interessantes e caso tenham plano de “subir o morro gelado” permita me dar-lhes assistencia!
    NAMASTE
    tbkobna@gmail.com

  14. aaj jaane ki zid na Karo is of your best songs ever and it is truly magical and time travelling.keep going!.

  15. APRIL 3, 2018 AT 6:56 AM
    aaj jaane ki zid na karo – Best voice ,guitar a and tabla and every time i listen this song i fall in love with my bride.

  16. Hi Tanya

    I am amazed listening your singing quality. Just wondering If you sing for private functions.? Like weddings etc. It will be an honor for me if I can hire your services for my brother’s wedding. Thanks

    1. Hi Mr Khan,

      We do have plans to perform in the US and EU this year, mainly the East coast. Please send us your email address so we can inform you of our upcoming tour in due course.
      Best wishes,
      SE

  17. Hi Tanya
    i really love your Music. Please add me to your mailing-list for when you next perform in Pakistan. waiting for your reply. Best Wisher for Seven Eyes team. Thanks and Assalam o Alaikum

    1. Hi Parvaiz,
      Thank you for your message. Please send us your email address so that we can add you to our mailing list.
      Warm wishes,
      Ollie
      Seven Eyes Team

  18. Tania, You are amazing. Please add me on your mailing list so that I can see you live whenever you are in Pakistan next time.

    I will also be visiting UK along with my family sometime. It will be an honour to meet you. 😍

  19. Really enjoying your music. How did you come up with the name “Seven Eyes”?
    Keep up the great work and come to Dallas, TX!!!

  20. Hi! You are awesome…you have a great voice. I can feel a deep sense of music in your performances.its soul touching…keep the great work continue…looking forward for more gazals…

  21. Hi, I heard you for the first time today..the ghazal that you sang “aaj janae ki zid na karo”…wow! what a rendition!! What a voice…simply amazing performance..I rarely write reviews but could not help myself in writing this one..Please carry on singing and I look forward to hearing more of your performances. I live in South Africa so if you even visit that country do please drop me a note. Kind Regards

    1. Thank you for your kind comment Alok! It means a lot to us and inspires us to keep going. We would love to perform in South Africa some day. Let’s see what the future holds.
      All the best,
      Seven Eyes

  22. Hi,
    I am in love with all your songs. Especially “Rafta Rafta Wo Meri” waah mind blowing. Please sing “Dil ke armaan ansoun me beh gaye” it is sung in a beautiful voice but your version will be extra-ordinary.

  23. Hi TanIa listen to you first time and fell in love with it straight away I don’t have words to explain how beautifull your singing is most sweet sound I have ever heard it was such a pleasure to discover you on you tube keep it up Tahira Malik

  24. Hi Tanya,
    Fell in love with you singing, aaj jaane ki zid na karo….Please add me to your mailing list and let me know when you guys are touring the US. Is Atlanta on your calendar for this year?

    Best of wishes,

    kadmiel

  25. Excellent!
    We organize concerts in Canada and would love to invite you to perform in Canada.
    Can we please connect if you are available to perform in Canada.

  26. Dear Tanya Wells and Paulo Vinícius.
    THANK YOU for your incredible performances. I have listened to you videos many, many times! The intra-action, and assemblage of musical traditions that you bring about is truly mind-blowing, a pathway to how we really should live in a global/planetary world. Thank you very much, again.

    I really do hope you come and do a tour of the West Coast of the USA sometime. But in any case, would you please do put me on your mailing list of concerts so that I can try and catch a performance somewhere…

    with gratitude.

    Vikram Prakash
    Seattle.

  27. Hi Tanya,

    Simply an amazing they way you portrait ‘guloun Mein rang’
    It’s bit difficult to get proper talaffuz in Urdu.
    But you did fab job,
    I am sure you must be knowing these poets but couldn’t resist to share you again,listen to this people plz !
    Praveen shakir
    Ahmed faraz
    Qateel shifai

  28. Hi Tanya and partners
    I stumbled upon your music by accident on YouTube and I must say I became an instant fan of Seven eyes. Your voice coupled with the various musical instruments weather from the east or the West is amazing. I hope you can visit Edmonton Alberta Canada some day
    With love for great singers
    John

    1. Hi John,
      Thanks for your comment. I’m happy to tell you that we will play a few shows in Toronto towards the end of June/ July 2019. Please give us your email address so that we can add you to our mailing list to let you know of the dates and venues our upcoming shows.
      Many thanks,
      Tanya

  29. Tanya …
    Aaj jane ki jid na karo… I listen it very first time by Shafaqat Amanat ali sab and then your, it is really ultimate. Thank you so much for singing this song … With Deep Gratitude … 🍀🍀🍀

  30. Hi tanya and Paulo Vinícius i just want to meet you guys once. Tanya’s voice is incredible, i always listen to your songs in the morning while going to office it just made my day.
    Do you guys do live concerts please let me know i will come.

    Love from INDIA

  31. Tanaya, you sing very well. I like your sing pyar bhare do sharmile nain. Good luck. Take care during this convid19

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