MizzConceptions is an indie music project by local musician Mizael De Rosario, to create original content along with a versatile and ever changing group of musicians.08:30PM-09:30PM
Indian DJ/ Producer/ Label Owner, Leon Russell was born in 1984 in the city of Mumbai. Musicruns in his blood, as from a very young age he was treated to the likes of classic rock legendssuch as Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly, Scorpions, Queen, CCR and The Steve Miller Band. The realreason for his passion for music was his father who is also a musician. He got his first dose ofelectronic dance music in the year 1998, when techno parties were a rage in Mumbai. He startedplaying music at an early age of fifteen.09:00PM-01:00AM
And then in the year 2008 came ‘Toyz in Panic’, formally known as ‘Leon Russell and DoktorDaniel’, a project which brings to the floor a concept of EDM with a live element i.e. ‘percussions’. Their motive is to showcase a unique way of playing EDM. This act throws in a style of EDM which is naughty, bouncy and groovy to the likes of Tech House, Techno and some Progressive House as well. The momentum of the act is created by the connection it shares with the people they perform for, and post that, the grid is always a journey which is conveyed through the music. They have hit cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Nepal by blowing the doors off at clubs where they performed. He released his first track on ‘Eddy Good’s – Brain Games’, called Brain Games (Eddy Good & Leon Russell Remix). The track was released worldwide on 25th March, 2011 on his own Record Label, Dazzle On records.
The year 2011, saw the birth of a project waiting to happen, ‘Dazzle on Records’, which is the brainchild of Leon Russell. The label focuses on bringing to you the finest of electronic music as a whole. Dazzle on Records is like having everything under the sun. A newcomer in the world record label tree, Dazzle on Records sees the light of Eddy Good in its name, in their debut release ‘Eddy Good – Brain Games incl. Eddy Good & Leon Russell Remix’ which is followed by the second release ‘Ninesh Babu's ¬ Lonely Streets incl. Steve Murrell Remix and G-Mohris Remix’ and the third by ‘Arnold From Mumbai (AFM)'s Glitchy Bitch incl. Vipul Remix’ and the fourth by “Antifish - Wonderland incl. Trapezform Remix’. Thus, a promising Indian label is on the rise!
Karunesh Talwar is a writer and comedian from Bombay, who regularly performs at venues around the country. He's the youngest professional comic on the circuit. He's opened several times for Vir Das, and was formerly a writer and performer at Weirdass Comedy and All India Bakchod. He's written on several TV shows as well, including Comedy Nights With Kapil. His comedy is incisive and angry, and includes some musical elements also. He talks (and sings) about things that annoy him and piss him off.
Not related to Vinod Khanna…( Saddest thing he has heard from people…so far) Comedian, Radio Jockey at Radio Mirchi also an artist...(well only do abstract act like palm and leg impressions..on canvas because well I am a big fan of M F Hussain..only difference is he earned lakhs and I manage to get a blank stare from people) Has great cooking skills can make different varieties of Maggi (Took part in masterchef, Andheri) wow!! now that’s some great talent which everyone doesn’t have..A permutation combination of two delhites (Papa mummy dilli se hai yaar) but is a hardcore mumbaite…because of his love for vada pav( If that proves it)
Loves to make people laugh, favourite pick up line “Let me tell you a joke, Also friends and family think He’s a retard because sometimes (actually most of the times) he talks to himself with vivid expressions..
He's a sarcastic, fed up Sindhi comic who is also an MBA Student.This means he received two types of business training, none of which he put to use as he still ended up as a comedian.
Religiously he a Sardar. Culturally, just a category in Jokes!
Foolishly numb, he often laughs at his own pain.
ARKA is a crossover band that blends in genres to explore new avenues of music. Rock, pop, Indian Classical, jazz, etc. are just ingredients to prepare a musical concoction that can be savored by every soul on this planet. ARKA means the sun in Sanskrit, a source of energy where they draw their inspiration from. Just like the sun, they intend to reach the darkest and farthest corners and illuminate it. Every band member of ARKA prefers themselves to be known as ARKANS, and every ARKAN is a virtuoso in the music fraternity. Selva Ganesh, Karthik, Mishko M’Ba, Ravichandra Kulur, Santhosh Mishra and Gino Banks are the heart of ARKA and have awe striking skills in their respective fields.10:30PM-01:00AM
ARKANS have performed with a wide spectrum of artists like John Mclaughin, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan, Vidwan Vikku Vinayakram, Mike Stern, Guthrie Govan, Ray Charles, Jonas Helborg, Niladri Kumar and other musical legends at prestigious places like Carnegie Hall in New York, Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Sydney Opera House in Australia, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London etc. Performed across the globe and with artists who are globally renowned, ARKANS believe that music is God, and God is within. Stemming out from the land of diversity, ARKA excels in the field of progressive fusion that’s essentially a mix of varied genres. ARKANS bring their expansive knowledge and years of experience on paper, and strive to compose something that’s completely unheard of till now.
Selvaganesh is one of the biggest names in the world of rhythm. He has been mesmerizing the audience with his immaculate style and electrifying presence on stage. Born to Grammy winner Vikku Vinayakram of Shakti, it is no wonder that rhythm flows in his blood. Selvaganesh joined Shakti, in late 90’s to play along with John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain stirring the world of music. Together, they performed multiple times in world’s top venues and huge international music festivals for 17 years. While the kanjeera appears to be a simple instrument, the raw energy that Selva injects into it and the predominantly ethnic flavor of his mastery emerging from his deep connect with reality. He has transformed the sound and identity of kanjeera which makes it sound like a huge drum kit. Selva is a showman whose long hair and nimble fingers catapulted Shakti to fame. Selva has developed a kanjeera which is named after him for the world’s leading drum company, Remo.
RAVICHANDRA KULUR is an internationally acclaimed flautist, who was regarded as a flute maestro by the legend Pandit Ravi Shankar. Ravi has performed extensively around the globe at venues ranging from Carnegie Hall in New York and the Disney Hall in Los Angeles to the Sydney Opera house in Australia and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London with maestro Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar. Ravi has been part of many international music festivals including WOMAD in UK, TFF Rudolstadt, WOMADelaide, Verbier, Paléo, Roskilde, Sfinks, Rainforest music fest in Malaysia and the San Francisco Jazz Festival, among others for his solo, duet and numerous collaborations ranging from Jazz, Celtic musicians to huge Rock bands like Jethro Tull.
GINO BANKS is the son of Louiz Banks, India‘s legendary jazz pianist and composer. Gino is a versatile player, this leads him to performing and recording with artists and bands of all types of genres, artists like, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ustad Rashid Khan; to Bollywood sessions and gigs with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Salim-Sulaiman, Vishal-Shekhar, to fusion groups Yuva, Niladri Kumar’s Sitar Funk, Amaan & Ayaan Ali Khan and Bala Bashkar; to rock bands like Helga’s Fun Castle, Gary Lawyer and Zero. He has performed with international musicians like Mike Stern, Guthrie Govan and so on.
MISHKO M’BA is a renowned French bassist/pianist, composer & producer. He studied western classical music at Toulouse and focused later on jazz and rock. As a much demanded bass player who really makes his instrument sing, he is touring in USA, Europe and Asia with various bands of different musical styles for many years. He is among the cream of French bassists, having worked with renowned Artists such as Ray Charles, Lucky Ali, Kaled and Didier Lockwood. He has an exciting, intensely dynamic style, contributing melodic and rhythmic structures which are the very heartbeat of ‘Emergence’.
KARTHIK started his career at a very young age with multi Grammy and multi Oscars award winner, Indian film music composer A R Rahman. In a short span, Karthik has already sung over 4500 songs in 6 languages for various composers the world over. A live wire on stage, Karthik mesmerizes his audience with his rich background in Indian classical music, magical voice, virtuosic singing, interacting & engaging with the crowd. Karthik has performed for various festivals, big venues and college crowds in India & abroad. Since 2003 till present Karthik has won 12 of India’s most prestigious awards for his playback singing.
SANTHOSH is a multifaceted guitar player and has a wide area of expertise. He is one among the rare breed of Flamenco guitar players in India and has an Indo-flamenco influence in his guitar playing wherein he smoothly blends Indian classical elements with the finger-style flamenco to create beautiful melodies. Moreover, Santhosh also holds an ATCL Diploma from the Trinity College of Music, London.
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Formed in 2012, Clay Crown is a progressive rock / hard rock act. It started off as a 2 person band which then grew when these like-minded people met. Each one of them has their own style which infuses together to form an overzealous performance on stage!
Curiosity and constant explorations keep the spark of this band alive. Nothing to worry besides putting up a great show and good music has always been the motto. This is what Clay Crown is all about. As far as musical influences are concerned, they are influenced by bands like ‘Karnivool’, ‘Lamb of God’ and lots more.
From East Coast to West Coast & Britain to Bombay, Band Baaja Waala (aka Joel Prabal) is a sometime multi-instrumentalist who loves moonlighting as a singer/songwriter with the blues, funk and alternative genres.08:30PM-09:30PM
Arjun Vagale (pronounced Ar Jun - Va Glay) is one of the most coveted DJs in India. He is part of an exclusive new breed of cutting edge producers who are making a massive global impact. As one of the country’s leading electronic music exports, he incessantly plays back home and tours regularly in Europe, the USA and Asia. A man with a true passion for the underground, a sound he relentlessly plays, produces and promotes. It’s no surprise that Arjun has received numerous awards for his DJ and production skills, and currently reigns at the DJ Mag India Poll.
Azeem Banatwalla is an engineer who decided to show I.T. the finger in order to have some fun in life. He's a travel writer now, who loves embarking on exotic vacations and epic week-long road trips (like driving along Juhu Beach during Ganesh Visarjan). He believes that love is blind. Mostly because his girlfriend thinks he looks like Naseeruddin Shah.
What do you get when you combine Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Hugh Grant? Not Neville Bharucha. Neville puts the 'arse' in Parsi and he is 24 going on 14. Known as Mr. South Bombay, he is quite the womanizer (at least his mother says so). He always hits punch lines, sadly he hasn't managed to hit puberty yet. Neville's goal is to single handedly replenish the Parsi race. Sources say it's going to be a lot more 'single-handed' than he expected.
Kunal Kamra has a career in advertising which has made him so jaded and frustrated that he does stand up in order to satisfy his need to ridicule and mock what he sees in his daily life. He's an observational comedian, and is known for his weird and twisted take on things. He's brutally honest and incisive and his material is fresh, edgy and hilarious.
The Other People
With eight years of professional performances under their belt, 'The Other People' is India's pop/rock sensation. With playing a pied range of popular covers, this six-member band has been making waves at clubs, concerts and private events across the country. Currently, they are also taking steps to write and compose original music. The band is known for performances that are full of beans!
Offering over two decades of knowledge in the field of music, Dj Russel 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.
Stretching languidly over 5 hours, the brunch is nothing short of a decadent. With over 50 dishes to choose from you would need several Sundays to savor everything on offer. The open bar includes a whole range of cocktails, champagne cocktails, martinis and fruit juices. The only brunch in town complete with live music and dancing. It is the perfect place to spend time;with your loved ones, over a variety of board games like Monopoly, Scrabble and Jenga. The blueFROG Sunday brunch - a game the whole family can play!11:30AM-05:00PM
Director: Quasar Thakore Padamsee08:30PM-10:30PM
Q is the artistic director of QTP & has been an active theatre director in Mumbai for over 15 years. His previous work includes - So Many Socks (2012), Project S.T.R.I.P. (2008), Minorities (2003), Acid (2004) among others. His productions not only deal with contemporary social issues but also exhibit a strong commitment to experimentation with form and design.
He has also worked as the Assistant Director on Tim Supple’s ambitious ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (2006-08), which toured in the UK, Italy, Australia, USA and Canada. Along with the other members of QTP, he is the driving force behind the biggest youth theatre movement of India - Thespo.
Pramod Pathak is an actor, director & workshop conductor. He has more than 13 years of experience in Theatre. He has acted in more than 15 plays directed by the likes of Satyadev Dubey, Sunil Shanbag, Ramu Ramanathan etc. He has acted in the internationally acclaimed production ‘Merchants of Bollywood’ which has done more 600 shows and travelled across Europe, UK and Australia. He has also acted in movies such as Gangs of Wasseypur, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Ek Din Chaubis Ghante, Parzania etc.
Meher Acharia-Dar is an actress, voiceover artist and a model. She has been a part of Bombay's English Theatre for over 2 decades. She is currently acting in ‘The Djinns of Eidgah’ and ‘The Wedding Album’ amongst many other productions. In the last 8 years, Meher has also been active on television with being a part of more than 10 fictional and non-fictional TV shows such as ‘Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai’, ‘Baa Bahoo Aur Baby’ etc. She has acted in films such as ‘Tum Milo To Sahi’ along with Dimple Kapadia and Nana Patekar, in the movie ‘Aamras’ and in ‘Love Ka The End’ for Yashraj Films. Meher has also modelled for brands such as Sunsilk, SEBI, Coca Cola, Airtel etc. She also jockeyed with All India Radio & Radio Midday.
Suhaas Ahuja is an Actor and a Music Composer. He has been active in the theatre industry for the past 10 years. He recently acted in the play ‘Gates to India Song’ along with Nandita Das which was part of the Bonjour India Festival produced by the French Embassy. His movies include ‘Talaash’ ‘Knock Knock’ and ‘I am Looking to Marry’. He has composed music for movies such as ‘That Girl in Yellow Boots’, ‘Harud’ & ‘Tripping on a Bicycle’.
• Meher Acharia-Dar
• Suhaas Ahuja
• Pramod Pathak
• Quasar Thakore Padamsee (Director)
• Arghya Lahiri (Light Design)
• Toral Shah (Production Manager)
• Saatvika Kantamneni (Stage Manger and Sound Operator)
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/qtpindia
Twitter - @qtp_india
Youtube Video Links - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgsghbGO8hw
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Geetu has been in the art business for several years and has been presenting art shows for several years. Her penchant for collaborations and her understanding of presenting artists in a specific context gave rise to the musical concept titled ‘Girls with Guitars’.
Eagan grew up in Buffalo, New York, USA, and has been playing acoustic guitar, singing, and performing her original compositions for more than twenty years in a variety of cities including Los Angeles, New York, Buffalo, Chicago, Delhi, Nagpur, and her current hometown Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to writing music, she has a calling for learning about India, Indian classical music, Indian culture / history, and the Hindi language. She will be releasing her first album in early 2016.
Main website: www.kelli-eagan.net
Gowri is a musician from Pune. She dons many avatars under which she performs versatile musical functions – songwriter, singer, producer, composer...
Vasuda Sharma is known to blend Indian and Western influences to create beautiful music and is the only artist in India to have perfected the Loop station Technique – a rather innovative style of performance that involves composing and recording live soundtracks comprising of vocals and instruments. She started her musical journey after being selected by channel [V] in 2003 and becoming a part of ‘Aasma’, a mixed Indian pop band with songs like 'Chandu ke chacha' and 'Tumse hi Pyar' to their fame.
In 1996 Lucky Ali, born Maqsood Mehmood Ali, burst onto the Indian pop scene with his album 'Sunoh'. The album won several awards including the Best Pop Male Vocalist at the 1996 Screen Awards and the Channel V Viewers Choice Award in 1997. The song 'O Sanam', launched his career and is considered by some to be one of the best indi-pop songs ever.
The son of iconic Bollywood comedian, the late Mehmood, Lucky Ali started his playback singing way before his pop career began, with the song "Walking and I am Walking Alone" from the film 'Ek Baap Chhe Bete' and he has sung for over a dozen films so far. With his distinctive voice and style of music, Lucky has bewitched a generation of fans.
There is much more to the singer-songwriter Pratyul Joshi than meets the eye. A software engineer by training, he put in his papers a year into his first cushy job to pursue his passion- making music. He went on to study at the Audio Media Education wing of A.R. Rahman's K.M. Conservatory and thereafter, at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. Pratyul was adjudged the Best Rock Vocalist at the Delhi International Music Festival in 2009. Now based in Mumbai, Pratyul's skills as a sound recorder and mix engineer fetch him his living. Music got him through the monotony of engineering college for sure, but soon enough became the calling of his life.
A self-taught musician, Pratyul's music comes straight from his heart, drawing upon his wanderlust trails across India and flowing through his disarmingly emotive self. The smooth talker belies his intense core that embraces the artist's struggle contentedly and follows his passion with courage.
Madboy/Mink are a Funk - Nu Disco duo based in Mumbai, India. Mashing up Dirty Electro and Funk with old school Harlem swing they use Live guitar + synthesizers + soulfully destroyed vocals and vocoders to play a mod – nu disco anti aesthetic10:30PM-01:00AM
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In its 2014 listing of "25 Greatest Indian Rock Songs of the last 25 Years", "Rolling Stone India" featured Pretty Child (The Second Coming, 1990) and Top Of The Rock (Rock N Roll Renegade, 1988) .
Dark Circle Factory
Dark Circle factory is the brain child of drummer and music producer Lindsay D'mello. Apart from performing, the advent of technology and the need to write more music independently brought computers into focus. The mixture of computers, samples, software and live recordings at home and out is what gave birth to the Dark Circle Factory. The music is open to the listeners perception think what you want. Its musical influences though come from styles like Funk Hip Hop Drum n Bass Rock and Pop''. Urban music is what it really is. Inspired by life travel and music. Collaborations and spontaneity = spontaneous combustion.
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Voted 'India's best Hip-Hop DJ' at the inaugural Vh1 MyFavDJ Awards, DJ Sa has taken Hip-Hop music to a whole new level in India.10:30PM-01:00AM
Sa has played in every possible venue in Mumbai and many more outside. He worked with now defunct 'Rockstar International', an event company established in 1991 which had been promoting hip hop for years with artists like 50 cent, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Black Eyed Peas, Redman, Method Man, Ludacris, Pharrell, Sean Kingston among others.
THE BODHISATTWA TRIO
Bodhisattwa Ghosh- Guitars
BODHISATTWA GHOSH (Guitars)
A disciple of Indian Guitar legend Amyt Datta, Bodhisattwa is a musician who is constantly looking to stretch the boundaries of music, aiming to create a sound which is uniquely his own.
BIJIT BHATTACHARYA (Bass)
Bijit is one of the most talented bass players in Kolkata, actively involved in studio sessions as well as the live music scene.He has been a permanent member of bands like Safire, Catch 22, nationally acclaimed folk-fusion act Friends of Fusion, Nukkad Salsa Project, Crayon Joint and much more.
PREMJIT DUTTA (Drums)
Premjit is a ‘Sangeet Bisharod’ in Tabla from Bangiyo Sangeet Parishad and a Grade 8 Non-Classical Scholar under Trinity College, London.He has also been learning Latin Jazz for the last 7 years under Veteran Conguero Monojit Datta. He has been teaching the drums at Calcutta School of Music since 2007, Calcutta Centre for Communication and Creativity from 2008 and has been conducting workshops at various institutes and organizations throughout the country. He is playing with Latin Jazz outfit Los Amigos and has played at the distinguished Jazz festivals in India and abroad. He is also currently working on his Alternative/Indie outfit Camouflage.
Featured Artist- Andrew Kay
Andrew Kay is a professional saxophonist and woodwind musician from Toronto, Canada. Having received his formal education in Contemporary Music/ Jazz Performance at the Humber Institute of Advanced Learning, under Mark Promane, Kelly Jefferson, and Pat LaBarbera, Andrew has performed all over Canada, the U.S.A., Europe and India in various different ensembles and settings; performing in a wide range of styles including; Modern & Contemporary Jazz, Experimental, Hip-Hop, Funk/R&B, Eastern European, World Music, and Indian Classical Music.
Emerging as one of the first westerners to perform Northern Indian Classical music on the saxophone Andrew has been travelling to Kolkata, India, learning under respected vocalist and Guru PanditShantanu Bhattacharyya. Andrew is focusing on the application, development and performance of both vocal and instrumental Raga music on the Alto Saxophone. Through his love and admiration for India’s music and culture, Andrew co-created the Canadian Indo-Jazz group Monsoon; a collective dedicated to composing and performing an innovative synthesis of music from the East and the West. Created alongside Monsoon, is the organization Monsoon-Music which hosts and organizes the annual Toronto Indo-Jazz Festival, together with the Monsoon-Music Scholarship; a charity dedicated to supporting talented young children in India who are pursuing the study of music.
The Project- “Phase Anomaly”
“Phase Anomaly” is a project undertaken by The Bodhisattwa Trio and Andrew Kay, where Andrew adds his own spectrum of sound via the Alto Saxophone, meshing in with the Electric Guitar, Electric Bass and Drums. The project was created to explore possibilities of the trio’s compositions, and expand the process of spontaneous improvisation, fathoming harmonic depths and complexities.
Phone- (+91) 9007069209
Facebook Page- www.facebook.com/thebodhitrio
Soundcloud Page- www.soundcloud.com/the-bodhisattwa-trio
A revolutionary integrated music project with the country's premier live music performance club, 4 state-of-the-art recording studios, a music production company and more!
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