A popular Shenley musician from the 70’s has made a grand return to music, inconceivably topping one of the most high-profile dance charts in America with his granddaughter.
Jayadev Richardson, 72, a drummer for popular 70’s rock and roll band, The Rubettes, wrote a song called Ganesh after an American producer reached out to him and asked him to write a dance track for her to have remixed by several DJs and promoted.
Jayadev swiftly penned the tune and had his granddaughter Syama Auman, 13, and her friend, Rasa Lila Grant, record it, releasing it under the name Jayadev’s Mantra Crew.
Last month, RadlettNews reported that the track and its remixes had astoundingly reached number 9 in the popular Starfleet dance charts; we can now reveal that the tune has pipped Ariana Grande’s songs to number 1 spot.
Jayadev recently told RadlettNews: “I can’t believe it really, I wasn’t expecting this at all when I wrote it.
“But I am a big believer in ‘upstairs management’, and I always try to do the right thing and live the correct way. I’m not a saint, but I’m a good person, so why shouldn’t that be rewarded?
“It’s amazing because Barbara said she hasn’t had any songs she’s produced enter the charts like this, and I’d never written a dance song before. But some big companies picked up on the track and it just climbed the charts.”
You can listen to the song on Spotify now by searching ‘Jayadev’s Mantra Crew’ on Spotify or iTunes, with an album of Ganesh remixes available.