Bands in the Current Scenario
Almost all of us yearn for some breathtaking band performances. We look for bands to perform in all sorts of events, functions, festivals, concerts etc. Bands from a wide variety of genres are celebrated and appreciated.
There have been a lot of transformations in the genres and fusion has become a trend in the current scenario but the charm of bands being able to cast a spell on the crowds and make them sway to the music still remains the same.
We have listed a few things about some of the best live bands and their performances.
1. Functional Hazard
Formed in 2014. They are a Delhi based Hard rock/Metal band specializing in the Alternative Rock and Heavy Metal Genres.
They take their inspiration from a variety of genres ranging from Alternative Rock, Hard Rock to Alternative Metal and Heavy Metal including singers like Led Zeppelin, Alter Bridge, AC/DC, Breaking Benjamin, Tremonti, Bullet for my Valentine, Guns and Roses, Iron Maiden, Metallica and many others.
There are a total of around six members in the band. Dev Mitra with the Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals, Vaibhav Sundriyal with the Lead Vocals and Guitar, Nigel the Bassist with the Backing Vocals, Tushar Kapila on Drums and Backing Vocals, Satish and Manan on Guitar and Backing Vocals.
With quite a long professional experience, they have covered more than around twenty events as of now. They perform at all sorts of wedding, reception and anniversary parties, kid’s parties, birthday parties, theme based event parties, corporate events, club/restaurant gigs, commercial events etc.
You can gather some more info about them through their gig videos.
2. Zephyr-Bollywood Fusion Band
Zephyr is a Delhi-based Bollywood fusion band specializing in the Bollywood rock genre, Fusion and Sufi. They believe in making music in an uncalculated way, that is creating music in the spur of the moment, all of a sudden without any pre-plans.
The group saw success at a very early stage and have been entertaining audiences pan India since the past five years. They are not simply restricted to Bollywood but create and perform their original music as well which is very much loved by the audience.
Their music resonates in the hearts of the crowds. These guys prefer calling themselves a Hindie band as the language base of this band is Hindi.The band members include Sahil Nagpal with the Lead vocals, Karan Bedi on Guitars, Sparsh Sangam on Drums and Percussions, Piyush Saxena with the Keyboards and Sahil Dhingra on Bass Guitar.
More than that all the musicians are quite multitalented. The Drummer is well trained in Indian Classical Music and plays a lot of other percussion instruments like: Darbuka, Djembe, Tabla, Kanjira. Beside that he is a pro in singing classical taan and taals. Mentored by artists like Gino Banks & Ranjit Barot.
They have performed for Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi and have shared the stage with celebrities like Vir Das, Mary Kom, Anusha Dandekar, Palash Sen, Neeraj Shridhar, Comedian Kanan Gill etc.
They maintain a record of having performed in more than 400 Shows in the last 5 years including College Festivals, Cultural Festivals, Corporate Events, Private Events, Social Events & Weddings etc and have earned plenty of accolades for covering around about more than two hundred events at venues like the Kingdom of Dreams, Elf Lounge, Moon Shine-Hauz Khaz, Café Morrison South Ex, The Lalit- Ashoka Hotel, Le Meridian, Leela Palace, The Grand Vasant Kunj, Tryst Music Café-Vasant Kunj etc.
3. Rock n Raaga
The name of this band signifies a mixture or an amalgamation of “Rock” the base of western music and “Raga” the true essence of Indian classical music. So these guys bring to you the most refined form of Indian music mixed with the western touch of electric guitar, stylish bass, and groovy drum beats.
They are expertized in Bollywood, Sufi, Fusion and Retro but they have brilliant past records of playing a lot of new genre variations created out of a variety of creative combinations like Classical Fusion, Folk Fusion, Sufi Rock etc.
There are six band members, coming in from different genres ranging from Indian classical to Heavy metal. This wacky combination makes them sound different and out of the box.
The band members include Abhishek Raj on vocals, Samar Yadav on bass, Shravan Kumar with lead guitar, Tushar Kamra on drums, Gurdeep Singh with the keyboard and Prasanna Das with tabla and percussions.
These guys have Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Shafquat Amanat Ali, Mekaal Hasan Band and Astitva as their major influences .
Their music has proved to be highly entertaining for the youngsters.
With an experience of performing in more than 100 events, their performances have made quite a mark amongst the youth.
As the name says “Megh” which signifies Clouds, just like rain gives relief to the parched and the thirsty, Megh’s performances create a web of magic over the audience and leaves them spellbound relieving them of their stress and worries.
A Delhi-based band, their music is a blend of Soft Rock, Blues, Sufi Rock and Indie Rock. Most of their songs are marked by deep meaningful lyrics and mesmerizing melodies.
Quite influenced by traditional Indian culture, the band incorporates fine elements of Punjabi, Haryanvi folk culture and Soulful Urdu poetry along with some western rock and blues.
The band comprises of five matchless and experienced talents, Manish Tonk, Pankaj Khurana, Bhobojeet, Farhan and Ajmal Hussain.
These guys have performed in a host of smashing events organized in Delhi/NCR and outside.
5. Elastic Principle
Elastic Principle is an Alternative/Metal and Hard Rock band currently based in New Delhi and was formed in the year 2012.
Their lineup consists of Lead Vocalist Kartikay Trivedi, Lead Guitarist and Backing Vocalist Prateek Chauhan, Bass Guitarist and Growled Vocalist Rishabh Tiwari, Drummer and Backing Vocalist Saty Srivastav.
You can hire them for a variety of event types Club/Restaurant Gigs, Commercial Events, Festivals, College/School Events, TV Shows, Radio Shows etc.
As the name of the band is Elastic Principle, it signifies their music is usually stuck on a principle but the musical and singing style keeps going through a lot of changes and variations.
Their main objective has been to create songs having a mutual connection amongst the three main genres i.e. rock, soul and metal.
Their biggest influences are Linkin Park, Green Day, Nickelback, Bullet for My Valentine and Metallica.
Elastic Principle’s gig durations extend from around fourty to fourty five minutes.
Just within a short span of five years, they have become quite a loved and renowned name in the music scenario.