Najma and Gary have been fans of each other’s work for many years. Gary's enormous admiration of Najma's artistry developed when he first heard her 1989 critically acclaimed album "Atish”. Najma became an admirer of Lucas’s after hearing Jeff Buckley's "Grace" album. After their meeting in London, Najma and Gary instantly decided they wanted to collaborate on a project.
By simply using guitars, tabla, vocal and the occasional violin, ‘RISHTE’, once again, stands out as another milestone in terms of crossover music. Gary’s wizard playing incorporates psychedelic sounds, the blues, soft rock and other eclectic sounds and Najma provides the Indian influences with Urdu/ Hindi lyrics and soothing sublime seductive Indian vocal melodies.