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MON 19 Tue
A certified performing vocalist from Trinity Guildhall Rockschool, London, Chaittali Shrivasttava is a live performer, recording artist and songwriter. She has been part of various live performances and musical plays. Her first single - I’ll never let you go, has been released on Artist Aloud and she is nominated for the Artist Aloud Music Awards in the “Best Song” and “Best Female Artist” categories. She also featured in the promotional song of the movie, “Gulaab Gang” with Superwoman. Currently she is working on her original songs, some of which she will be performing in this gig.
08:30PM-10:00PM
Acoustic
Early Set By Chaittali Shrivasttava Early Set By Chaittali Shrivasttava
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.

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!
10:00PM-01:00AM
Retro
The blueFROG Bar Night feat. DJ Leon Russell The blueFROG Bar Night feat. DJ Leon Russell
20 Wed
IPL 2015 Eliminator - Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Rajasthan Royals
08:00PM-01:00AM
Sports
IPL 2015 Eliminator - Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Rajasthan Royals IPL 2015 Eliminator - Royal Challengers Bangalore VS…
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.

Neville Bharucha:
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.

Bhavish Ailani:
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.
08:30PM-10:00PM
Comedy
The Comedy Store The Comedy Store
21 Thu

Banging classic Hip-hop Ina Yardie style: L Entourloop is a French duo of beatmakers. In their music, they combine two musical cousins: Hip-hop and Reggae.  Just after the release of their last album, they come for a very special visit to Mumbai.  A rare and privileged occasion to discover this raising duo!

10:00PM-01:00AM
Hip/Hop
Alliance Francais & blueFROG present L'Entourloop Alliance Francais & blueFROG present L'Entourloop
22 Fri

Vachan has been instrumental in nurturing the Drum and Bass scene in Bangalore. With a sustained effort and persevering spirit, he has literally helped DnB "arrive" in Bangalore at Bacchus (F&B) from 2008 to 2011. Every Wednesday night, DnB lovers from across the city gathered at Bacchus to get a healthy dose of the music they love, spun by an unmatched selector. His repertoire is massive and the energy he brings on the dance floor is unparalleled. He continues to do the same now at PEBBLE every Thursday. Vachan's DnB sets have been very successful in Mumbai, Chennai and New Delhi.

 

In addition to the above, his latest venture has been RESPECT THE FUNK with a distinct pulse on the city's demand for all that is alternate musically. Vachan Chinnappa’s next venture is all set to take one back to the world of Funk Music. Originated in the late 60's, Funk music is a blend of melody and harmony that will bring the era of tuxedo and poodle skirts back to the dance floor. YET another 1st - country's first dedicated 'Funk Night' was organized every Saturday at 380 Down and at LOFT 38, popular night spots at Indira Nagar in Bangalore. A genre of music that lost much of its sheen to trance and rock is revived once again by Vachan Chinnappa. While most of the parties or DJ nights are predominantly Bollywood, Jazz and Rock in India, Funk Nights is aimed at creating a niche for the music in Bangalore. 

His associations with leading music festivals across the country has been "The ACT to lookout for", he has been part of the SUNBURN line up from the time of its inception back in 2006, and was responsible for curating an ALTERNATE STAGE at the festival in the year 2011 and 2013. 2013 saw him join force with SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL to curate and be part of the FESTIVAL. 

Apart from that he has opened for THE LEGENDARY PRODIGY at the BACARDI INVASION festival and played alongside the pioneers of DNB / DUBSTEP in INDIA at the SMIRNOFF EXPERIENCE feat NERO & RUSKO.

He played at NH7 PUNE, STORM, GO MADRAS, ESCAPE just to name a few!


10:00PM-01:00AM
Drum n bass
Emerge Festival Official 'After' Party Emerge Festival Official 'After' Party
23 Sat
Sapan Verma:
Sapan Verma watches movies, plays games, and sleeps all day under the guise of a freelance humor writer. He has written some of the highest rated TV shows for Channel V, NDTV Goodtimes, UTV Bindass and lesser channels he's too ashamed to name. He often writes humor columns for magazines and teaches college students who never take him seriously. He has been performing across the country at various pubs, college festivals and corporate events. While other comics rehearse before their show, he spends that time setting his hair.

Pooja Ruparel:
Pooja's comedy is born of this need to talk about things that bother her; like her name, her mom, her breasts, etc. She shares humiliating childhood memories, while critiquing human stupidity in society. She talks about being an actor and a woman, with a wild imagination, little politeness and a lot of sarcasm.

Angad Ranyal:
The thinnest sardar alive, born and brought up in Libya, and hence culturally confused. He also holds the world record for being the millionth Indian to opt for MBA after completing his engineering. A marketing major who keeps his sanity intact by making fun of everything and anything, including himself.   Sarcasm runs in his blood, that's Angad Singh Ranyal for you.



08:30PM-10:00PM
Comedy
The Comedy Store The Comedy Store
Unshackling the limitations of what just one performing artist can do, BLaNK pushes the boundaries of conventional DJing by re-editing 4/4 dance tracks and imagery, and fusing it with the earthy tones of live instruments, classical Indian influenced melodies, and exclusively producing customized cinematic visuals in real time. Their philosophy of Open Electronica Music, covers genres like Deep House, Tech House, Techno, Progressive and Break Beat. All these elements coalesce for a potent mixture of sound and visual design, constructed to dominate the dance floor. 

BLaNK are the reigning MTV Ultimate DJ Champions (UDC) Pro DJ category. The act was picked by a panel of elite judges. The likes of John ’00’ Fleming, Nikhil Chinapa and Pearl shared the stage with the world #4 Above and Beyond, playing to a full house at Blue Frog in Bombay. Their UDC title earned them an Official DJ for MTV and Submerge contract, and a slot at leading UK festival Bestival in September 2011, where they played to an audience of 55,000 people. BLaNK shared programming space alongside the likes of Skrillex and Pete Tong. Ever since they have been pushing boundaries at every major club and festival in this country and shared the stage with Tiesto, BT, Paul Van Dyke, Dirty Vegas, Jay Lumen, Dave Seamen, Sasha and many more.

BLaNK comprises the talent of Manny (DJ); Skip (DJ/turntablist); Alive (visuals); and Nirupama (instrumentalist/vocalist), all pouring in the essence of their joint musical background into their sets, pushing themselves – and their machines – to the limit.
10:30PM-01:00AM
Techno
BLaNK (Live) BLaNK (Live)
Today
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 savour 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
Food
Sunday Brunch + miniFROG with fun activities for kids.
Nizami Bandhu is a band specifically a trio qawwali group, comprised of Ustad Chand Nizami son of late Ustad Mehmood Nizami and Shadab Faridi Nizami and Shorabh Faridi Nizami who are sons of late Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami.

The band spans 7 centuries and has a rich, lustrous and royal history of art and performance.Belonging to the legendary and glorious “Sikandra Gharana” which is known to have produced some outstanding singers, each time they perform they have affirmed their worth and talent. Sikandra Gharana has been privileged to have court singers who known for their unique flavour and style of singing.

They are the court singers at Hazrat Nizamiuddin Auliya where they perform qawwali written by Amir Khusro as a tribute to his peer Hazrat Nizamuddin. With a legacy that started 700 years ago, they have profoundly reached new heights, generation after generation.
09:00PM-01:00AM
Folk
 Sufi Night ft. Nizami Bandhu
MON 26 Tue
 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
Acoustic
 Early Set By MizzConceptions
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.

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!
09:00PM-12:30AM
House
The blueFROG Bar Night feat. DJ Leon Russell
Free entry
27 Wed
08:30PM-10:30PM
Comedy
The Comedy Store
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 with the 
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. 
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 that 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 big 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 flavour of his mastery emerging from his deep connect 
with reality. He has transformed the sound and identity of Kanjira which
makes it sound like a huge drum kit. The showman that Selva is,his long hair and nimble 
fingers had Shakti catapult to fame. Selva has developed a Kanjira 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, Paleo, 
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 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 collage 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 where 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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10:30PM-01:00AM
Funk
Arka By Selva Ganesh
               
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