Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Battle Of The Strings

So, I've been absent and how? No posts since a week, whatsoever. Well, me and my friends had organised an event last sunday. It was a rock band competition, and it was looking to promote Indian rock. Five amazing and emerging rock bands namely Bhramm, Natural Volume, Astravidh, Qafia and Sparsh were the shortlisted few to perform. And the event had one of the most respected bass guitarists Rahul Ram of Indian Ocean as the judge. The event went crazy awesome, though the last few minutes, gave us, the organisers, some crazy jitters. But the music was simply the most eclectic part of the event, also Rahul Ram's presence.

Bhramm-the Winning band

Bhramm with Rahul Ram and Nirdosh Sobti


Sparsh, the band that kick-started it.

Natural Volume

Rahul Ram and Nirdosh Sobti

So Bhramm were the winners, and Natural Volume and Qafia were the first and second runners-up respectively. But I tell you what the highlights of the event were, for me.

1. Kushagra and Winith, the vocalists of Bhramm-their voices were crazy awesome. They gave me goosebumps, and together, they are deadly.
2. Aamir, drummer of Sparsh- He was crazy, it was almost like he was playing in trance.
3. Chaitanya, the lead guitarist for Natural Volume- All of 17, this guy walked away with a Marshall guitar for being the best guitarist of the lot, and a lot of praise from the man, Rahul Ram, himself.
4. Piyush, the keyboard player for Qafia- This guy is just 13! The youngest of the lot, he was so good with the keys.
5. The music- You know what the best part of the event was? Not one band disappointed us the least bit. Everybody exhibited sheer excellence on stage, so much so, that the crowd went crazy.

Thank you guys, for the event you made it out to be.

P.S. I fished out all the pics from wherever I could find them. I'l try get some more.


vinit said...

Heyyy...its amazing...thanks a lottt....:-)

kushagra said...

thnx a lot Meher... \m/

Iqra said...

Hope you enjoyed :) x

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

Congratulations on that successful event Meher :)

Blasphemous Aesthete

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Wow, I can't believe you organised that! It sounds wonderful, congratulations :)

Mehak said...

seems like it was great fun! good job. :)

aakash said...

would hav loved some video clip..nyways congrats
music ftw!