Rupam Islam is the lead singer of the band Fossils, From Calcutta India.
Born in a musical family, Rupam got his first lessons in music from his parents, Late Nurul and Late Chhandita Islam. His first stage performance was at the age of 4, with his parents' choir group "Jhonkar Shilpi Goshti". He started performing at Akashvani Kolkata from a very early age. Having been trained in Indian classical music, Rupam released his first solo album, in 1998 from HMV entitled "Tor Bhorshate". The same album with a different title "Neel Rong Chilo Bhishon Priyo" was re-released by HMV in 2003.Due to the constant demand of this album even after 10 years Saragama HMV re-released this album with a fresh new look in 2007. In 1998, he formed his own band, Fossils (band) in the city of Kolkata. As of 2007 Fossils has released four albums. All 4 albums, created some sort of a record by remaining amongst the most sold albums, in all the leading stores of Kolkata. Rupam is the lyricist, music composer and the lead vocalist of Fossils. Apart from working with Fossils, Rupam also has his own solo and duo projects. A duo album called “RnB’ (Rupam and Bumpy) was released in 2007. This too went onto become a chart buster at all leading music stores.It was the most sold album of 2007 as per sales according to the Radio Mirchi year end survey. Rupam does solo compositions of title songs, for various TV Programs, Films and ad jingles on a regular basis.
Official fan club of fossils known as FOSSILS FORCE has finally been lunched on february 2009.
Rupam has written two books so far. The first one 'EPITAPH' released in 2006 and the second one 'Rupam on the Rocks' released from Ananda Publishers in 2009.
Rupam recently married his long time friend Rupsha Dasgupta . They have together directed a couple of music videos.
Finally on 19th September, 2009 Fossils going to lunch their 3rd album named F3 at south city mall.