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MON 04 Tue

Rachit Lakhmani is a Calcutta born singer-songwriter who performs in pubs and festivals across India as well as abroad. With his guitar and harmonica, he sings a mix of original compositions and covers from the 60s, 70s and 80s - often backed by his band ‘Rachit & the Crew’. 

Having performed as an overseas artist at prestigious youth festivals such as the Glasdenbury Music festival, England, he has in his brief career written about practically anything, ranging from love & lust to peace & politics and aims at bringing about a social change through his music. He credits Bob Dylan and The Beatles as his primary influences.

08:00PM-10:00PM
Acoustic
Early Set with Rachit Lakhmani
DJ Leon Russell:

Offering over two decades of knowledge in the field of music, DJ Leon Russell can leverage this experience to read a crowd. Having kept up with the changing circuit, his skills extend from Retro to Rock, Hip-Hop to House, and beyond. His style of playing is matchless. Be it rock or retro, if it’s the rare stuff you want to hear, you’ll hear it from his console. He was thus nominated and won the 2nd Runner Up place in the Retro Category for the MyFav Awards 2014-2015! No matter the genre, his tunes keep you coming back for more.
10:00PM-01:00AM
PopRetro more
blueFROG Bar Nights
05 Wed

Anand Bhaskar Collective’s music is characterized by a straight-up groove and melody centric alternative rock sound. The band emphasizes a lot on song structures and fuse Indian Classical Elements with their dominant Alternative Rock soundscape. ABC works equally hard to pen strikingly relevant lyrics that complement their music in an easy and comprehensible manner.They've performed at various venues like the Little Door, High Spirits (Pune), and events like MTV Indies, McDowell's Signature Expression, Radio Mirchi Indie Star, Rolling Stone Sage etc. 

RANG is a six member “Hindie” band based out of Mumbai, specializing in a variety of genres, and are known to create a unique spectrum of sound. Rang has been enthralling live audiences since 2008. Their music attempts to bridge the gap between diverse genres of music. Our melodies represent the modern day music lovers interests melted with an Indian element, tapping into the pulse of both the urban crowd and the masses. 

Line-Up: 
Arjun Nair, Ronit Chaterji, Shishir Thakur, Amandeep Singh, Ralcus Aguiar, Ajay Menon
 

09:30PM-01:00AM
Alternative RockClassical
H-Indie Night with Anand Bhaskar Collective & RANG
06 Thu

Vernon Noronha is a singer/Songwriter based in mumbai, whose music can be narrowed down to Surf / Folk / Easy Listening. He released his debut single on the NH7 website called *Chasing all over again* and is now up as a free download. He performed at the Bacardi NH7 weekender (Pune) 2012 edition. Had the opportunity to perform his song *SUNRISE WITH CANDLELIGHTS* on the acclaimed Balcony TV. Vernon has a recently launched a new Gig series promoting Singer / Songwriters known as - Songwriters Unplugged, and plans to take this all over      the country. His main aim is to take his simple honest music and experiment playing it to international audiences. His debut EP - *Closer to home * is in production and will be released soon this year.

 

 

Kruttika Sequeira: 
This 21 year old is a versatile vocalist/songwriter. With love for the jazz, blues, country and rock music, she even dabbles in poetry and song writing. Having played at some of the premier music spaces in the city like The Hive & blueFROG, she is establishing herself as one of Mumbai's young & upcoming artist. She also teaches music (vocals/music theory/keys) to kids.


Shubhangi Joshi Collective:
The Shubhangi Joshi Collective came together through a common love of creating and performing lyrical music with an emphasis on melody and soul. Formed by Shubhangi Joshi (Vocals/ Guitars) with Akash Sawant (Bass), Utkarsh Dhotekar (Keys) and Jairaj Joshi (Drums/ Percussion), the band explores various themes through their lyrics, while adding elements of jazz and R & B to their primarily acoustic sound.
 
09:30PM-01:00AM
Acoustic
FROGWatch with Vernon Noronha, Shubhangi Joshi Collective & Kruttika Seqeira
07 Fri

A charming french look and charismatic sound, inspired by various genres of music and combined with a great love for details. This is what makes Darlyn Vlys unique. While studying filmarts in Montpellier he got more and more fascinated by artists from the electronic music scene. He went to Valencia and created his own sound, which is although tech-house, but rather special due to jazz and latin influences. Darlyn is known as a great producer. No wonder that he was signed by well known labels such as GET PHYSICAL, UPON YOU, AVOTRE, SUARA or KLING KLONG. His latest releases are available on AVOTRE, UPON YOU, GET PHYSICAL, TERMINAL M, REMOTE AREA and SINCOPAT. In addition to his career being a DJ, Darlyn is also working on several projects with fellow colleagues and travels around a lot. A Frenchman on a musical journey around the globe.


10:30PM-01:00AM
Tech House
Submerge & blueFROG present :: defunct feat. Darlyn Vlys
08 Sat

DJ SA is India's premier HipHop / Trap DJ, voted India's best Hip-Hop DJ at the inaugural VH1MyFav Awards in the past, SA has taken Hip-Hop music to a whole new level in the country. Having a key role in promoting Hip Hop/Trap music, Dj Sa can be seen performing regularly at clubs all around the country. 2013 saw DJ SA playing the NH7Weekender,Pune with rave reviews.


Further more appearances at the NH7 Shakedown parties as well as his own signature night "Fresh" saw him crate digging into his roots toget Hip Hop the attention it deserves.Opening for the likes of Akon,Charmillionaire, KardinalOfishall, Sean Kingston, SnoopDogg (Lion), MIMS and DJ Green Lantern resulting in collaboration with Universal Music to promote all their hip hop albums across India in the past. More recently opening for "DJ Mick" at VH1's signature event "Hip HopHustle" as well as providing support to bass music kingpin "Flux Pav.

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DJ Bobkat Is he a reggae singer, a dancehall DJ, a rapper or a poser? Bobkat is all the above andmore, which is why he prefers to call himself simply an artist. His multi-facetedrepertoire means many keep guessing until he drops the first tune at his gigs.Having graced almost all big stages in the indie scene in India in one of his manyavatars, From the biggest music festivals to nightclubs, and being one of the firstartists to take hip hop to Bollywood, he is not a stranger to the music underground and mainstream. His sound is heavily influenced by EastCoast/West Coast hip hop as well as a healthy dose of dancehall, reggae and soca. Currently, he is a DJ instructor with over 100 spinners in the city trained under himand he's also a leading blogger in the local hip hop scene. He runsBombayhiphop.com and also co-hosts The VOTP Show podcast, India's first onlinehip hop show.

10:30PM-01:00PM
Hip/Hop
UnCensored :: TURN IT UP feat. DJ SA + DJ BOBKAT
09 Sun

Club Closed

MON 11 Tue
08:30PM-01:00AM
Acoustic
True Live Nights
Free entry
12 Wed
Tejas is a singer-songwriter from planet earth. His music is simple acoustic pop rock and writes about the people and events that influence and shape his life. He has played at a variety of venues across India and events including the Bandstand Revival Mumbai, ‘Live from the Console’, Ragasthan Music Festival, the Vans New Wave Festival, NH7 Weekender Pune and Delhi, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, India Bike Week and Mahindra Blues Festival. His music has been featured on a number of publications including Ennui.Bomb’s Stupiditties compilation, Okay Potato’s ‘No Cover Charge’, Sound.Com’s Gearhouse Sessions, Balcony TV Mumbai and appeared on VH1 Music Diaries. He was also nominated for the Toto Award for Music 2013 and 2015. He recently released his debut EP ‘Small Victories’ which was co-produced by Warren Mendonsa. Also he wishes he could meet KT Tunstall, cause that would be awesome.



Opemning Act: CandyFlip Sundae is based in Mumbai and has the alumni of Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music as its members. The band has Gouri as the vocalist, Vaibhav Jaiswal as the drummer, Amandeep Singh and Nakul Krishna on the Guitars, Viraaj Saxena as the Bass Guitarist and Rohan Rajadhakshya playing the Key Board. CandyFlip Sundae plays both originals as well as covers and plays various genres. 
09:30PM-01:00PM
PopRock
Tejas, Opening Act: CandyFlip Sundae
13 Thu

In her new avatar as Suman Sridhar and The Oracle, the artist-vocalist-composer premieres an exciting and timely set off her forthcoming solo album, an eclectic yet singular sound that is Neo-soul / Afro-Indian. As one half of Sridhar/Thayil, she has received equal critical and commercial acclaim earning her the reputation of a “vocal gymnast” turning “gibberish to gold.” Suman has sung chart-topping retro Bollywood hits such as Fifi, Muskaane Jhooti Hain and Khoya Khoya Chand. Her noted performances and works include the Southbank Centre (UK), Coke Studio (MTV India), BBC- World Service (UK), dOCUMENTA (13) (Germany). The Oracle promises to cradle and rock listeners across space-time into the future in an unabated trance growing larger by the beat

09:30PM-01:00AM
AfricanSoul
The Black Mamba Tour ft. Suman Sridhar & The Oracle
14 Fri

Dualist Inquiry: is the brainchild and solo project of Sahej Bakshi, a music producer, guitarist and cerebral agent who graduated from the Thornton Music School at USC in Los Angeles, CA. Since returning to India in 2010, Sahej has grown to be considered one of the leading producers and live performers of electronic music in India, releasing original music and touring extensively.  His sound is broadly categorised as a fresh mix of live electronica and guitar-based rock, and has been steadily winning audiences over across the country.

He has been the preferred supporting act for an impressive list of international producers and DJs touring India, including David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx, KOAN Sound and Hexstatic.

In addition, he has performed internationally at the Berlin Music Week (2010), and the Great Escape Festival (2011) where he opened for Beardyman and the legendary DJ Shadow. His recent international appearances have included The Avalon (Los Angeles, USA) & Webster Hall (New York City, USA) as well as Music Matters (Singapore).

His festival appearances include the NH7 Weekender, Sunburn, Invasion Festival, Sulafest, BASS Camp Festival and India Bike Week. College festivals include headlining slots at Saraang Festival (IIT Chennai) and Sympulse Festival (Symbiosis, Pune). He has performed regularly at the nations top clubs including blueFROG, The Humming Tree, High Spirits and The Living Room.



Opening Act: Kumail 
is a 20 year old music producer, who for 4 years now has been experimenting with music of genres ranging from rap to dubstep, which has led to his current work in what can only be classified under the ambiguous label of "electronic music". His music boldly pushes the level of experimentation of the current "scene" beyond its club friendly confines, exploring the more ethereal regions of sound. 

 
09:30PM-01:00AM
Electronic
Dualism Records presents: Subterra Sessions
15 Sat

Club Closed

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MON 18 Tue
10:30PM-01:00AM
RockRetro more
blueFROG Bar Nights
Free entry
19 Wed

Rakesh and Friends" (RAF) is a young group of extremely talented musicians comprising the versatile  Rakesh Chaurasia (Flute), dynamic Gino Banks (Drums), powerfulSatyajit Talwalkar(Tabla), electrifying Sheldon D’Silva (Bass Guitar), soulful Sanjoy Das aka Bapi (Guitar) and sparkling Sangeet Haldipur (Keyboard/Vocalist & Composer).
 

RAF effectively blends Indian Classical Music with World Music . Rakesh who has undoubtedly made his mark as one of the finest young flute virtuosos brought about the initiative of extending the boundaries of his musical realm. He combined his understanding of diverse Indian musical gharana styles with world music styles through imaginative experiments.




09:30PM-01:00PM
Fusion
RAF (Rakesh and Friends)
20 Thu
10:30PM-01:00AM
Alternative Rock
MTV Pepsi Indies & blueFROG present RIBBIT
Free entry
21 Fri
09:30PM-01:00AM
Rock
OML Levi's 501
Free entry
22 Sat

Sartek is India’s most accomplished dance music producer & DJ; signed to Cloud9 Music Publishing. Being the only Indian to grace the prestigious Beatport Top 100 (electro house) multiple times with his tracks ‘Back to the Future’ (#51) and Dopamine (#73) and continued global support from industry stalwarts, Sartek is a force to reckon with.

09:00PM-01:00AM
Electro House
SARTEK
23 Sun
 Ustad Ateeq Hussain Khan Bandanawazi Al-Hashmi Qawwal is a classical sufiana Qawwal of Hyderabad India. He has learned various forms of classical singing like Dhrupad, Khayal, Thumri, Bhajan, Dadra, Tarana, and so on. His Qawwali group is known as Bandanawazi Qawwal has toured all over the world for various Sufi Qawwali Programs. In 2010, he performed at the Delhi Common Wealth Games Program, JASHN-E-DILLI and Urdu Heritage Festival which was organised by Delhi Govt. His Memorable Performances are at Hazrath Rumi The Sufi Festival of India and at Sacred Music Festival Organized by Dalai Lama Organization. Bandanawazi Qawwal has also received the Sangeet Ratna Samman from Mahrashtra Art & Culture Department in 1998.
09:30PM-01:00PM
TraditionalFolk
Bandanawazi Qawwal
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