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MON 05 Tue

Merrick Fernandes is a singer/songwriter from Mumbai. A versatile singer with all kind of music, he has been staging performances since a decade.


Having had no godfather to hold his hand, Merrick feels he has come a long way in his pursuit to find his  little spot in the world of music. And yet, he's well aware that he has a long way to go before he can claim to have crossed any milestone.

 

To cite a few recent instances, he has performed at the Willingdon Gymnkhana at Santa Cruz and has played an instrumental set at The Laughing Cavalier, Malad 

 

He has released his first song Beautiful Melodies on Soundcloud.


08:30PM-10:00PM
Acoustic
Early Set By Merrick Fernandes
Free entry
DJ Leon Russell 

Indian DJ/ Producer/Label Owner Leon Russell was born in 1984 in the city of Mumbai. Music
runs in his blood, as from a very young age he was treated to the likes of classic rock legends
such as Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly, Scorpions, Queen, CCR and The Steve Miller Band. The real
reason for his passion for music was his father who is also a musician. He got his first doze of
electronic dance music in the year 1998, when techno parties were a rage in Mumbai. He started
playing music at an early age of fifteen.

And then in the year 2008 came “Toyz In Panic”, formally known as "Leon Russell and Doktor
Daniel‟, 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 throw's 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 that
is conveyed through the music. They have hit cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Bengaluru,
Nepal and blown the doors off the clubs they have performed at.
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”. Dazzle On
Records 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”,
followed by the second release “Ninesh Babu's ­ Lonely Streets incl. Steve Murrell Remix and G-Mohris Remix”, 
the third by “Arnold From Mumbai (AFM)'s Glitchy Bitch incl. Vipul Remix” and the
fourth by “Antifish – Wonderland incl. Trapezform Remix”. Hence, we are witnessing the rise of a
promising Indian label. 
10:00PM-01:00AM
Electro House
 The blueFROG Bar Night feat. DJ Leon Russell
Free entry
06 Wed

Sonali Thakker:
A dance enthusiast and a "curator of her closet" who is currently working towards being a CA...so of course being a comedian was the next logical step.

Karunesh Talwar:
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.

Abbas Momin:
Abbas Momin is a freelance humour writer which means he has no self respect & lives below the poverty line. He tried his hand at becoming a doctor (which is often believed to be the reason behind the dwindling fortunes of the medical fraternity) but was left with a lot of depression & low self esteem, which made him realize he’s perfect to be a comedian.

08:30PM-10:00PM
Comedy
The Best in Comedy Store
Lennart Altgenug (Keyboards)
Lenny Altgenug, born 1987 in Mannheim/Germany, started to play classical piano when he was five years old. At the age of 16, he began to discover his love for Jazz and taught himself to play Boogie Woogie and Blues by listening to records of Pete Johnson, Jimmy Jancey, Albert Ammons and later Oscar Peterson. 

In 2006, Lenny started with preparatory classes at the Jazz and Rock School in Freiburg with teacher Andy Herrmann. In 2007, he began his studies of jazz piano at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz with Olaf Polziehn and Sebastian Sternal. He continued his studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Karel Boehlee and Kris Goessens and graduated with the degree Bachelor of Music. Lenny has played on many local as well as international stages: In 2012, he toured in Italy with the band of Italian singer Thea Crudi. He was also working as an arranger for that band. In 2013, he went to South Africa for a number of concerts with the project of South African guitarist Vuma Levin called “In Rythmic Color”. Among the venues was the well-known jazz club Mahogany Room in Cape Town. In 2013, Lenny won the 4th price in the “International Jazzhaus Piano Competition” in Freiburg.

The latest musical project that Lenny participated in, was the CD recording of the project “Birth and Death of a Star” initiated by bassist Nelson Ogliastri. Besides playing the piano, Lenny succeeded as composer and arranger. In 2012, he was selected as one of seven student arrangers to arrange for the arranger’s project of the Jazz Orchestra of the “Concertgebouw” Amsterdam with guest soloist Dick Oatts. Furthermore, Lenny wrote four pieces for String quartet, which have been performed at the “Grachtenfestival” 2013 in Amsterdam. Lenny continued his study with the master program “Composing For Film” at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with teacher Jurre Haanstra. He completed the study with the degree Master of Music with specialization Composing For Film. During these studies, Lenny composed for six films by students from the Dutch film academy, one of which won the “Topkapi – Prize” for best fiction film 2014 and will be shown at the Dutch film festival 2014. 

Very recently, Lenny recorded a CD with his own compositions featuring his Jazz Trio and a classical string quartet.ext to his activities as a pianist, composer and arranger Lenny has been working as a piano teacher at the “Piano Academie” in Amsterdam teaching students of all ages. 

Hebe Jones (Vocals)
Hebe Jones has been performing professionally for 11 years. After gaining a music degree from Sussex University in 2012, she worked on the P&O ship Ventura as a singer, saxophonist and keyboard player. She has also performed at a variety of prestigious venues around the UK including the HMV Forum, Royal Albert Hall and The Roundhouse. She performed a set of her own material at Glastonbury 2008, and has been a session singer on multiple major and indie label releases. 

Chris Talio (Bass)
Bassist/composer Chris Talio’s evocative music transports audiences to otherworldly settings. Among his influences are Debussy, Satie, the painter Cezanne , and the J.R.R. Tolkien, the novelist. He borrows musical idioms from progressive rock, electronic, classical, and jazz traditions. 

Interested in performing across a vast array of musical idioms, Chris Talio has constructed ensembles that serve as vehicles for his original music and exploration into compositions considered to be standard pop, jazz, and classical repertoire. In addition to composing and performing original music, Chris has become a popular sideman in the New York City area and beyond. In 2009, Mr. Talio performed Duke Ellington’s “Nutcracker Suite” at Carnegie Hall with the Jazz Band Classic alongside the New York Youth Symphony. During Jazz Band Classic’s 2009 – 2010 concert year Christopher collaborated with jazz artists such as Rich Perry, Ingrid Jensen, and Geoffry Keezer performing with them at venues such as Symphony Space and the Allen Room at Lincoln Center. An active freelancer, Chris has also performed the original music of his peers in a range of NYC venues including The 55 Bar, Smalls, Fat Cat, Smoke and the Bar Next Door. Bassist for the Funk/Pop/Rock/R&B band Roof Access, Chris plays regularly at The Bitter End, Club Groove, Wicked Willies, and Kenny’s Castaways. Abroad, Mr. Talio has performed at the Perugia, Italy’s Umbria Jazz festival as part of the Berklee School of Music’s Summer Workshop. 

Eran Har Even - Guitar

Francesco Becker-Schiavo
 - Guitar

Robin Van Rhijn - Drums 

10:00PM-01:00AM
Funk
THE METRO SHOW:  collective of international musicians present popular music through the ages
07 Thu
Opening Act by Vernon Noronha

Colour Compound 
Born in Mumbai towards the end of 2010, The Colour Compound is an indie/alternative pop band. In2011 they released an EP called ‘Sincerely Yours’ which displayed different sounds they’dexperimented with along the way. As time passed, members evolved, as did the music, into somethingmore organic that seems to come naturally to them. Rohan Mazumdar and Bradley Tellis play guitarswhilst splitting lead vocal duties. Adil Kurwa plays bass and Aditya Ashok plays drums, percussion andhandles backing vocals. On occasion they like to experiment with other musicians who complimenttheir sound to collaborate with both live and in the studio.There’s a jarring simplicity evident in their music with vocal harmonies laid over melodic guitar linesthat sit into a cozy rhythm section. Lyrics that speak of life, as we know it and music that doesn’t makeyou think any more than you need to. After a long wait and a brief hiatus they released their debutalbum ‘From Where We Stand’ in May 2014.“
09:30PM-01:00AM
Alternative
 The Colour Compound Music Video Launch
08 Fri
Cedric Dassulle is playing all over the world since 1992...under the name of Dj Lestat first, then, under the name of Talamasca...for dancefloors !
10:30PM-01:00AM
Psytrance
Talamasca
09 Sat
Karunesh Talwar:
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.

Siddharth Dudeja:
Siddharth Dudeja is a 21 year old graduate on a sabbatical. As far as comedy is concerned, he is 11th on the list of '10 most unfunny comedians to watch out for'. Siddharth talks about how school and vegetarians ruined his childhood. He also has the urge to kill people with a bad sense of humour but believes that suicide is never an option.

Kunal Kamra:
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.
08:30PM-10:00PM
Comedy
COMEDY BANG! BANG!
DJ Ivan 
is one of Bangalore’s (India) foremost prime DJ & is unquestionably one of the pioneers of excellent music and entertainment today. 
Ivan’s versatility in various music genres has always created an ambiance of taste, talent and celebration for all music lovers. It is DJ Ivan’s passion, originality & individuality that set him apart from the world. It is not only his music that stands in the foreground, but also the integration of strong words and images – always different and mystical, against the current and diverse in terms of “Style”. DJ Ivan’s talent isn’t confined to the decks, he is well known for his music acumen which has secured him the position of a notable DJ over the years.

DJ Ivan’s success burgeoned and was evident at the very early stages of his DJing career, making him immensely popular & favored in the scenes. His extensive knowledge of music & mixing has been the hallmark to set and changed the moods of people, ensuring non-stop fun at all parties.

He utilizes his vast knowledge of the scene and its music to help create parties that focus on diverse quality sounds and a welcoming, energetic vibe. DJ Ivan’s larger than life character has won him friends all over the world. Today, DJ Ivan’s outlook is to produce his own music and he wishes that this soon becomes a testament to quality control and a signpost of his long-term wider aims.

DJ Ivan’s Journey towards success has been a an eventful one, with an experience in the scene like no other;



DJ Leon Russel


Indian DJ/ Producer/Label Owner Leon Russell was born in 1984 in the city of Mumbai. Music
runs in his blood, as from a very young age he was treated to the likes of classic rock legends
such as Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly, Scorpions, Queen, CCR and The Steve Miller Band. The real
reason for his passion for music was his father who is also a musician. He got his first doze of
electronic dance music in the year 1998, when techno parties were a rage in Mumbai. He started
playing music at an early age of fifteen.

And then in the year 2008 came “Toyz In Panic”, formally known as "Leon Russell and Doktor
Daniel‟, 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 throw's 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 that
is conveyed through the music. They have hit cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Bengaluru,
Nepal and blown the doors off the clubs they have performed at.
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”. Dazzle On
Records 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”,
followed by the second release “Ninesh Babu's ­ Lonely Streets incl. Steve Murrell Remix and G-Mohris Remix”, 
the third by “Arnold From Mumbai (AFM)'s Glitchy Bitch incl. Vipul Remix” and the
fourth by “Antifish – Wonderland incl. Trapezform Remix”. Hence, we are witnessing the rise of a
promising Indian label.

 
10:00PM-01:00AM
House
megaFROG Saturday ft. DJ Ivan & DJ Leon Russel
10 Sun
Stretching languidly over 5 hours, the brunch is nothing short of decadent. With over 50 dishes to choose from you would need many Sundays to sample everything on offer. The open bar includes a whole range of cocktails, champagne cocktails, martinis and fruit juices.

The Sunday brunch at blueFROG is the only brunch in town 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-05:30PM
Acoustic
Sunday Brunch + miniFROG with fun activities for kids.
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