Tersame Singh Saini of Stereo Nation

Tarsame Singh Saini, a.k.a. Taz, (born 23 May 1967-, Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom), is a British singer, composer and actor of Punjabi Indian descent. He is the lead singer of the pop band Stereo Nation which was formed in 1996. Formerly known as Johnny Zee, he is credited with being the pioneer of cross-cultural Asian fusion music.

Birth of Stereo Nation


Tersame Singh Saini sings Gallan Goriyan

He first hit the charts in 1989 with the album "Hit the Deck" which spent over 36 weeks on the UK Asian pop charts at number one. The album was produced by the former vocalist in The Specials, Neville Staple. He went on to produce many albums in the 1990s and early 2000s which were hugely successful. To date, all but two of his albums have received gold platinum and multi-platinum discs. His most successful album to date is "Slave II Fusion", released in 2000, which includes many of his most well-known hit songs including "Pyar Ho Gaya", "Nachenge Saari Raat", and "Gallan Gorian". His music videos also feature actors before they became famous. His video "Ishq" features model and actress Koena Mitra and "Pyar Ho Gaya" features actor Shiny Ahuja.
In 2005, he won "Best International Artist" at the UK Asian Music Awards.

Saini lives it up...

In 2007, he made his film debut with Don't Stop Dreaming, for which he also composed the soundtrack and did the playback singing. After a five-year hiatus, he returned in 2008 with his new album "Jawani on the Rocks". His hit singles from this album include "Meri Nazron Mein Tu Hain" and "Hai Hai Jawani".



  • Hit the Deck (1989)
  • The Remix Album (1990)
  • Vibes (1991)
  • Back To My Roots (1992)
  • From Me To You (1993)
  • Spirits of Rhythm (1994)
  • New Dawn (1995)
  • I've Been Waiting (1996)
  • Jambo (1998)
  • Nasha (1999)
  • Slave II Fusion (aka Oh Laila) (2000)
  • Tazmania (2002)
  • Cafe Mumbai (aka Apna Sangeet) (2003/2004)
  • Don't Stop Dreaming (Film Soundtrack) (2007)
  • Jawani On The Rocks (2008)
  • Rewind Selekta (2009)
  • Twist and Shout (2010)

Notable singles

  • "I've Been Waiting" (I've Been Waiting - 1996)
  • "Oh Carol" (Jambo - 1998)
  • "Pyar Ho Gaya" (Oh Laila - 2000)
  • "Nachenge Sari Raat" (Oh Laila - 2000)
  • "Gallan Gorian" (Oh Laila - 2000)
  • "Ishq" (Tazmania - 2002)
  • "Baby Don't Go" (Apna Sangeet - 2004)
  • "Apna Sangeet" (Apna Sangeet - 2004)
  • "Meri Mazron Mein Tu Hain" (Jawani On The Rocks - 2008)
  • "Hai Jawani" (Jawani On The Rocks - 2008)
  • "Larl Larl Buliyan - Rishi Rich Remix feat. Mumzy" (Rewind Selekta - 2009)
  • "I Love You" (Twist and Shout - 2010)
  • "Holi Holi Nach - feat. Bohemia" (Twist and Shout - 2010)
  • "Twist and Shout (Bollywood Style (Twist and Shout - 2010)) 

 Bollywood songs

Tersame Singh Saini has also contributed to the soundtracks for the following films:
  • Tum Bin (2001, song: Daroo Vich Pyar)
  • Koi Mil Gaya (2003, song: It's Magic)
  • Race (2008, song: Mujhpe To Jadoo)
  • It's A Wonderful Afterlife (2010, songs: Crazee - taken from his album Nasha & Larl Larl Buleeya - taken from his album Rewind Selekta) 


Don't Stop Dreaming (2007) .... Channi Singh
Sambar Salsa (2007) .... Himself

Also See


1. "Born Tarsem Singh Saini, the UK-based singer had struck a chord with the motley of music lovers across the world“ -Sunday, August 15, 2010, The Tribune,  Chandigarh, India
2. "Artists unite to celebrate British Asian Music".