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Unplugged

A popular acoustic band from Delhi, Unplugged draw their musical influences and inspiration from rock, folk and country music. They are a collaboration between Manish Gunthey (singer/songwriter), Aditya Jassi (singer & guitarist) and Ashwani Verma (drummer) and Abhay Sharma (saxophone). The band performs a mix of Bollywood contemporary covers and retro Hindi music, English pop, rock and contemporary music. Unplugged entrals audiences with their outstanding musical performances.

Recently, they opened for singer Guru Randhawa at India’s Biggest Food Festival – The Grub Fest. Other venues they have also performed at are The Flying Saucer Café, Monkey Bar, Depot 48, The Electric Room and Farzi Café.

Rolling in the battiyaan

Roop Tera Mastana


Unplugged Showreel

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Thermal and a Quarter

Thermal And A Quarter (TAAQ) is a path-breaking band from Bangalore, India. TAAQ describes its music as ‘Bangalore Rock’; an eclectic mix of genres with a sensibility that is uniquely global while retaining the essence of this South Indian city. Through the last decade they have played all over India and toured across the world from London, to Dublin, New York, Dallas, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bahrain, Maldives and many more. They have released seven studio albums and opened for acts like Guns N’ Roses and Deep Purple, and won several awards for individual musicianship as well as overall contribution to Indian Rock.

Live, TAAQ delivers an unforgettable, immersive musical experience. TAAQ’s hard-hitting lyrics and fluid improvised style makes every gig unique.

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When Chai Met Toast

A band that repute themselves as being infectiously happy. When Chai Met Toast takes inspiration from the lighter side of life to create music that is heart-warming, happy and smile worthy. Ashwin Gopakumar is on vocals, Achyuth Jaigopal on guitar/banjo, Sailesh Pai on drums and Palee Francis is on keyboards. The newest band from the land of coconuts, they gained fans quickly with a special acoustic setup and a unique band of infectious happy music which transcends age, genre and even language.

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Parvaaz

Their music, while rooted in the best traditions of rock takes the listener on uninhibited flights to spaces that traverse folk, blues and psychedelia, wrapped in an ambient sound that is familiar yet elusive. The band comprises of Khalid Ahamed (vocals & guitar), Kashif Iqbal (guitar & vocals), Sachin Banandur (drums & percussion) and Fidel D’Souza (bass guitar). They were awarded best band in Sennheiser Top 50, and over the years Parvaaz has played to packed and sold out venues across India.

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Suraj Jagan

Born in Trichur, Kerala, he is best known as one of the pioneers of the Indian Rock scene. With a career spanning from 1988 to present, he has established himself as a versatile singer with songs ranging from the Stardust award winning ‘Give me some sunshine’ (3 idiots) to rock songs, ‘Zehreelay’ (Rock On) & India’s introduction to “dub step”, “Aafaton Ke Parinde’ from the film Ishaqzaade. He has also had the great honor of singing for the legendary music composer Ilaiyaraaja, for the critically acclaimed 2015 Bollywood film ‘Shamitabh’ and also worked with Grammy Award winner – Padamshree PT, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and his son Saurabh Bhatt.

Suraj was the front man of a few English rock bands and has leant his voice to at least 260 jingles including the famous ‘Hutch – You & I’ and ‘Vodafone – Happy to help’ campaigns and to a track for the Indian release of Ang Lee’s Oscar winning film ‘Life of Pi’.