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“At the top of their game…He’s a wonderful guitarist!” Jimmy Page, West London, 2017

In 2015, guitarist Paulo Vinícius from Brazil and UK vocalist Tanya Wells formed Seven Eyes to compose, record  and perform music that brings together a number of diverse influences. The duo vary their instrumental and vocal lineup in order to explore a confluence of cultures, languages and genres.

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Paulo’s European classical training has equipped him with a versatile, dynamic technique (and presence). From a background of the ‘Live Music Now’ series (founded by Yehudi Menuhin) to Brazilian acclaim (Winner of the Prêmio Revelação, Raphael Rabello Award), as Musical Director, Paulo brings a rich and varied experience to Seven Eyes. He is now known as a ‘guitabla’ player on the Indian Subcontinent as a result of his percussive Brazilian inflections and discerning ear for harmony, fusion and ‘groove’. As a guitarist he is busy, sought after and in demand.

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Originally from London, Tanya spent several childhood years in India where language, diverse music and culture informed the ears and imagination of this talented singer. Her flexible vocal style has given her opportunities to perform with artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Joss Stone, Natacha Atlas, A.R. Rahman and Nitin Sawhney. With a double Masters (cum laude) in International Performance Research, Tanya now embraces the praxis of bringing cultures together to tell stories through music, film and theatre. Their newly released N38 single has been called a ‘Nashville meets East London crossover’ on which she even sings in English!

Seven Eyes have performed at the UN in New York. They are regulars on BBC Asian Network, BBC Urdu, and BBC World. Their debut album, The Seed, was enthusiastically received by live audiences during their 2017 tour of the UK, Europe, North America and Brazil. The duo have recently completed a trip to Pakistan and India, where they performed at a number of prestigious festivals, while collaborating with many exceptional artists from the Subcontinent.

These musicians are on a journey, the fruits of which are already becoming apparent.

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53 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

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  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

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  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

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  4. 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. 🙂

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  5. 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 🙂

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  6. 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 🙂

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  7. 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…

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  8. 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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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

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    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

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  12. 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

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  13. 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. 😍

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  14. 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…

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  15. 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

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    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

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