Bors Im Bey from Priloo in West Karbi Anglong district of Assam makes his living performing at various private events in restaurants and bars. He moved to Goa in 2015 and started performing shows in various entertainment events there too.
Bors is categorised as an upcoming singer from Karbi Anglong. He was part of the recently concluded Naga-food and Music festival at Goa where he performed.
Bors says that Jonathan Yhome from Nagaland is a great songwriter musician whose music he loves.
EASTERN MIRROR: Tell us about yourself?
Bors: Bor Im Bey also known as Bors from a small village called Priloo in Karbi Anglong. I live in Goa currently.
EASTERN MIRROR: Tell us about your first stage performance?
Bors: My first stage performance was during my college days. We did a song from Simple plan -Crazy. That was where I realise my interest in Music.
EASTERN MIRROR: Who are your inspirations/influences?
Bors: My parents are my greatest influence; musically I grew up listening to some great legendary singers like Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeskar to Coldplays. I take influence from any good music I listen. Being a singer, I like songs which have good lyrics.
EASTERN MIRROR: Are you involved in any band? If so talk us through your band. Which is easy-working as a band or solo and why?
Bors: Yes…I am with a band now, and we call our self “Borz and The Good People”. Bors on the Vocal, Elvis Lobo on Guitar, Sancho Menezes on keyboard and Clifford Sequira on Drums.
They members of the band are all great musicians and play well who are celebrated artist across this world. It’s been a month now since we started jamming. We do both Hindi and English music. We have our own touch of the songs we cover. We will start working on the original song very soon as of now we are trying to figure what comes out of what. Good things take time so we let it be.
Since I moved to Goa in the 2015 I have started performing solo and it’s a quite sometimes by now.. For me I don’t see much different between solo and being in a band. As I always work hard on my part and give the best show I could. But being solo is you and only you whatever you do, you do on your own. Being in a band is totally different as we need to work together on creating something.
I like being in a band than being solo because that’s where I let myself loose free and express more in term of creating music, taking each other’s opinion and experiences.
EASTERN MIRROR: Have you ever performed out of Karbi Anglong district. If so where was it and what lessons have you learnt from that experience.
Bors: I never got the chance to perform in Karbi Anglong. I started performing during my college days and made few friends who share the same love for music. I must say I am lucky to have been in this circle since then. I have been with a band ‘Aspirant’ in Guwahati and played some band contest around. After moving to Goa my life has change. I do music professionally now. Music has taught me lot of things in my life and through music many people have started recognising me.
EASTERN MIRROR: Do you have any achievements with Music? What are your fondest musical memories?
Bors: It is always a great feeling when you can make people happy and get them together through your music while in return you get the love and respect. So this little thing counts for me in my life so far. I have a lot of thing to do in my coming days and I’m really excited about. I love my job and that is singing.
EASTERN MIRROR: Talk us through your first own composed song (if any). What inspired you to write the song?
Bors: I love writing song about love and the things I’ve been through in my life. I compose some song but I don’t remember the first one. Recently I wrote a Karbi song called ‘Tengne Un’eh’ which is my favourite among the one I have composed. It will be recorded very soon. It has been leaked anyway as someone has put it on the YouTube taken from my face book account. The song is about a lost love meaning how much that person is being missed.
EASTERN MIRROR: Do you have any plans to release your own album in the near future?
Bors: Yes! Of course I do. I have been writing songs for 5/6 years now. At the present I’m concentrating on my Hindi songs. So definitely that will make an Album.
EASTERN MIRROR: If you could collaborate with any artists from northeast who would that be and why?
Bors: I don’t have any on my mind but definitely if opportunity comes would love to work with northeast musician. We northeast have a lot of great talent and I know the best are yet to come.
Jonathan Yhome from Nagaland is a great songwriter musician and I would love to listen and buy his album.
EASTERN MIRROR: What’s your plan for the future?
Bors: My future is this moment-so I’m working on my music to get better. Record my music and tour the world. Thank you.