“If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” - Dale Carnegie
If we stereotype Engineering students in India then saying that they can do anything is not a big deal. You throw a stone in the air and the person catching it is most probably going to be an engineer. Mayur Madhukar Suryawanshi is no different for he has excelled in a field which he may not have imagined some years back. The story of this engineer who aspires to be a solo artist is worth reading.
An Ordinary beginning
Born in Latur on 24th April 1996, Mayur was good at studies from the beginning and scoring high marks in school led him to do engineer. His father is a teacher and mother is a housewife which reflects that no one is his family had a musical background. It was his instinct and his immense love for the music legends like Kishore Kumar and Arijit Singh which led to his inclination towards music.
“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” - George S. Patton
Mayur had everything in place in life, but something was missing. He used to sing just like anyone else does when alone or during certain situations but whenever he did it gave him a tremendous amount of relaxation. His friends used to listen to his songs and loved his voice and style, but he never took them seriously until his mentors also stamped in their opinions. This was when he got motivated and started thinking about music as more than just a time pass.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” - Arthur Ashe
Career in Music
It was only when he thought of music as a hidden talent in him that he started taking the awards he received in school seriously. He began expanding the reach of his music by participating in various events and gatherings. He met Chandrakant Guitarist from Malang Band and got associated with Dinesh Drumz after which he got a certified realization for his dream to become a solo artist.
“Opportunity does not knock; it presents itself when you beat down the door.” - Kyle Chandler
Mayur didn’t get any professional training in Vocals, and this is what makes him more unique. Instead, he started indulging himself in daily riyaaz to fill out the place of vocal training. Mayur also learned the basics of playing guitar at Chandrakant Unavane.
After months of hard work and patience, he got his first break which was a live show performance. Dinesh Drumz and Himanshu Mahajan were the two men who introduced Mayur with his gig. An aspiring solo artist entered the music arena, and he was here to stay.
It's been one year since he did his first gig. Till now Mayur has done hundreds of small and big shows as a solo and duo artist and has also given many band performances.
Mayur who dreams of becoming an International Singer someday also has been a victim of lesser job opportunities in India but is not ready to bow down so soon. If you have talent, then there is no need to waste it by not giving it due importance, go ahead and give it a try maybe the success you were searching for is waiting for you.