Alphons Joseph is a music chief and playback vocalist in the Malayalam entertainment world who got a break as a film music writer subsequent to creating for the film Vellithira. Alphons is likewise noted for singing the well known melody “Aaromale” from the film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, which was created by A. R. Rahman.
Personal life and early career
Alphons was brought into the world in Kaachery close to Nadathara, Thrissur, Kerala, India to an artistically wealthy Christian family. His mom was Thankamma and father was Koladi Joseph, a tablist and a vocalist yet by calling, a KSEB sub-engineer. Alphons was the second among their 7 kids. His senior sibling, Joemon is a piano player and has created music for two Malayalam films. His more youthful sibling Paulson is a notable type of Sitar and has got First Rank in M.A. Hindustani from Dharwad University. He was acquainted with Music by his dad’s more youthful sibling K. K. Paul, who was a notable violin player. Alphons thinks about Philip, one more capable artist from Thrissur, as his guide and master. He was the person who redirected Alphons to Western Classical Music and ghazals.
Alphons has had proficient preparation in Carnatic music from Shri. Mangad K. Nadesan (A. I. R) and has gotten seventh grade in old style guitar and seventh Grade in Western Music Theory from London Trinity College of Music. He took up music as a calling after he got the Kala Prathibha grant by Calicut University for the years 1990 and 1992.
He is the lead guitarist, performer and one among the pioneers behind Rexband, a gospel music band with a couple of collections surprisingly. This band tested a ton in gospel music by mixing Western music with Hindustani and Carnatic. They have audience members all around the world and the main Asian Band, which had an opportunity to take part in World Youth Day. From 2000 onwards, he began filling in as a writer and a sound specialist in Asia-net Radio 657AM, a radio broadcast in Dubai. He worked there even after the arrival of his most memorable film soundtrack and formed many jingles and title tunes as a feature of his work. Aside from his Master’s Degree in PC application from IGNOU, he finished his M.A. in Music from Calicut college. He was an extremely durable appointed authority in the Reality Show Amrita TV Superstar 2. He was likewise a piece of A. R. Rahman’s JaiHo Concert – The Journey Home.
As a music director
Alphons was acquainted with chief Bhadran, who was searching for another music chief for his film Vellithira, by Leo Thadevus, a companion of Alphons, who himself later on turned into a movie chief. The sound delivery capability of Vellithira was held with a few film characters taking part in the excellent capability including writer A. R. Rahman who valued Alphons for the great coordination of the tunes. The tunes particularly “Hridayasakhi” and “Nee Manimukiladakal” won him prompt consideration. “Kera Nirakal” from Alphons’ next film Jalotsavam was a super hit and won him basic honors. The following superhit from Alphons accompanied Amal Neerad coordinated film Big B in which the tunes “Vida Parayukayano” sung by Shreya Ghoshal and “Muthu Mazha” got high approvals.
As a playback singer
Alphons had sung a few tunes by his Rexband and some film melodies which had music made by him. However, in 2010, Alphons stumbled upon the opportunity of a lifetime as a vocalist for singing “Aaromale”, a melody made by Academy Award victor A. R. Rahman in the acclaimed soundtrack for the Tamil film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa. The film as well as the melody turned into a tremendous progress in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and abroad and the writer referred to his version as “profound”. Alphons is presently a piece of the Jai Ho Concert-The Journey Home World Tour by A.R.Rahman. As of late he sang a tune “Nee Yeppa pulla Solla ppora” for the film “Kumki” music by D Imman. Another tune called “Engo Oodugindrai” from the film “Pizza”, music by Santhosh Narayanan. Next one was “Yarukkum Thozhanillei” from the film “Thanka meengal”, music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. He has sung the Malayalam piece of the melody “Chellena oru mazhai thuli” from the film “Raja Rani” and he personally composed the malayalam verses for that tune and music was created by G V Prakash. He keeps on singing in Tamil movie industry for some other music chiefs. His new malayalam version in Bijibal’s music bearing for the film Rajamma@Yahoo got unique appreciation and the melody named as “Mananivalude” was a khavali tune.
As a Teacher
Alphons is also a teacher and the Managing Director of his own music school Crossroads School of Music. There are two branches of this music school – one in Pathadipalam and the other in Panampilly Nagar.
- 2010 Commonwealth Games Theme song (Kerala State version)
- 2011 Composed music for Medical research project Music for the foetus.
Awards and recognitions
- Alphons was awarded the 2004 Film Critics Award for the song Kera Nirakal from the movie Jalolsavam.
- 2011 Amrita TV FEFKA Film Awards – Best Music Director award for the songs of the movie “Atmakadha”.
- 2011 Vijay TV Music Awards – Best Debut Singer award for the song Aaromale.
- 2011 L-Channel Film & TV Awards – Best Music Director award for the songs of “Cocktail”.
- 2011 Pala Communications Yuva Prathibha Awards – For all the achievements in the year 2010.
- 2011 Radio mirchi music Awards – Best Singer Nomination for VTV Song Aaromale.
- Malayalam music maestro Raveendran commented about Alphons that he is ‘a composer to watch out for’.