Jayesh Gandhi was / is one of the 3 key pre ABA elements (along with soothing female background chorus and Alka Yagnik's melodious vocals).

He is the chaila of his guru Himesh, a household name and an integral featured associated part of Himesh's musical team.

His contribution to Himesh's sound can never be underestimated as he was used as an ICEING ON DA CAKE in those infectiously catchy pre ABA melodies, or rather who 'used to' put icing on the cake in Himesh songs with his high pitched sargams and alaaps.

If you hear a CATCHY HIGH PITCHED PASSIONATE INTENSE EMPHASIS MALE CROON in between intervals / bits n pieces in Himesh songs, then most likely than not it is going to be Jayesh Gandhi's voice.

While his stay is usually 'short n sweet' in Himesh's songs, but the impact is manifolds and no / hardly any other male vocalist can give such brilliant intermittent vocal effects. 



His certain soulful high pitched croons of Jayesh Gandhi can take the listener to the Doorstep of Heaven:

> OOOOO from 2:28 to 2:50 & 4:17 to 4:19 in Ishq Mein Dil Ko from Banaras.
> OOOOO from 3:12 to 3:28 in Nazar Aa Raha Hai from Aaitraaz.
> OOOOO from 0:02 to 0:12 in Tum Chain Ho from Milenge Milenge.
> YEEEEE from 1:08 to 1:11 in Belibaas from Silsilay.

Two of Jayesh Gandhi's Historic best ever vocals/croons in Himesh songs are:

> Hooo, Pyaar Jahaan Hai Rab Bahi Wahi Hai...Pyaar Nahi Toh Kuch Bhi Nahi Hai in between 1st stanza gap in KUCH MEETHA HO JAAYE.

> Dil Se Dil Ka Rishta Joh Hai, Pal Do Pal Mein Mit Ta Nahi...Bandhan Dilon Ka Toot Ta Nahi * 2 at start of TERE DIL KA RISHTA from KOI AAP SA.

Some of his ultimate top / very best croons in pre ABA Himesh songs:

> Pours his heart out in his line YAAAAAAAD (HISTORY prolonged catchy soulful croon) from 4.45 to 4.49 in TERI YAAD from VAAH! LIFE TO TOH AISI.

> From 0.22 to 1.05 in TERE DIL KA from KOI AAP SA.

> From 0.16 to 0.27, 1.54 to 2.05 & 4.28 to 4.43 in KUCH MEETHA HO JAAYE from KMJH.

> From 4.47 to 4.58 in LAGNE LAGE HO from KUCH MEETHA HO JAAYE.

> From 0.51 to 0.54 & 1.00 to 1.04 in JUST WALK INTO MY LIFE from MAIN AISA HI HOON.

> From 0.15 to 0.42 & 4.12 to 4.27 in BINDIYA CHAMAKNE LAGI from DIL NE JISE APNA KAHA.

> From 0.46 to 1.08 in MERI NAS NAS MEIN from DIL NE JISE APNA KAHA.

> From 4.52 to end in DIL SE JUDA EHSAAS from TAARZAN - THE WONDER CAR.

> From 2.31 to 2.40 & 4.19 to 4.26 in IMLI IMLI from BLACKMAIL.

> From 5.41 to end in BHOOLNA NAHI from YAKEEN.

> From 2.22 to 2.29 & 3.47 to 4.02 in JANABE ALI from BARDAASHT.

> From 1.09 to 1.37 in KYUN MERA DIL from TUM - A DANGEROUS OBSESSION.

In post ABA Himesh songs:

> From 3.47 to 3.54 in AFREEN TERA CHEHRA from RED - THE DARK SIDE.

> From 2.36 to 2.38 & 4.44 to 4.46 in TERA MERA MILNA from AAP KA SUROOR - THE MOVIEE.

> From 2.42 to 2.52 & 4.12 to 4.22 in ISHQ KI GALI from MILENGE MILENGE.

> From 0.24 to 0.37, HOOOO (soulful killer alaap) from 1.40 to 1.41, 1.50 to 1.53 & 3.25 to 3.38 in ISHQ MEIN DIL KO from BANARAS.

> From 3.25 to 3.40 in LUT JAUN from KARZZZZ.

Himesh also used some of his catchy croons near the ending of the songs, to end them on a high i.e.

 > From 4.42 to end in Dil Se Juda Ehsaas from Taarzan (2004).

 > From 4.46 to end in Lagne Lage Ho from Kuch Meetha Ho Jaaye (2005).

 > From 5.41 to end in Bhoolna Nahi from Yakeen (2005).


However, Himesh has also let him croon some full songs (to name a few) like:

> Teri Yaad (stanzas) from Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi.

> Ek Tum Hi from Red - The Dark Side.

> Annan Fanaan from Namastey London.

Here's hoping that this HIMESH - JAYESH jodi combo will continue to rwak together in future, last forever as long as Himesh's music lives and that da "guru" always be there for his "chaila".

Usually when there is a fight in between a composer n a singer/vocalist, loss is of the singer/vocalist, nuksaan uska hota hai. But in Himesh-Jayesh Gandh case, it is guaranteed that jitna nuksaan Jayesh ka hua hai, utna hi nuksaan Himesh - the composer ka hua hai. Yes, Himesh continues to give superhits n rolls on, but Himesh ke gano mein Jayesh Gandhi ki awaaz ki baat hi kuch aur thi and uspe chaar chand lag jaate the. Chahe woh koi bhi HR song ho jisme Jayesh ne gaaya ho, un gaano ko sun kar dekhlo n then imagine those same songs how they would sound without his vocal portions.