The Commonwealth Resounds would like to congratulate our Patron Kuljit Bhamra MBE on a well deserved Olivier Award Nomination for the Autograph Sound Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music. Having worked on the score of the blockbuster film Kuljit co-orchestrated Bend it Like Beckham, the musical with Howard Goodall and it played in London’s west end for almost a year and is now set to tour around the country. Critics gave the show glowing reviews including a 5* Daily Telegraph review who declared it a “bold, beautifully British triumph” and the Evening Standard called it a “joyous hymn to girl power”. The independent called Kuljit a Bhangra maestro and described his work as “Exquisite”.
Alison Cox OBE, Founder and Co-Director of The Commonwealth Resounds said:
I am delighted that the Olivier Awards chose to nominate Kuljit after he has spent so many years supporting the Asian music scene around the world at the highest levels. We are so grateful to have Kuljit’s support as patron of The Commonwealth Resounds and look forward to our continued partnership in the future.
Bend it Like Beckham has already won several major awards including ‘Best Musical’ at the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards.