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December 2014

MON 16 Tue
When 4 extremely talented musicians come together they weave magic, passion, dexterity and style into their Music. Their music journeys with the sound that blends Hindustani, Carnatic, Elements of Jazz, Classical and World Music. Charting a soundscape that fuses raga influenced melodic lines, Indian rhythm patterns, the music breathes the nature’s elements of Earth, Wind, Fire and Water.

The Band:

Merlin
India’s leading lady musician is a consummate Pianist Composer and Music Director. She also happens to be the only Indian Lady Music- Producer to have composed music for Bollywood, Theatre and Ad Films, besides this, she has composed & produced music for Albums, performed at over 400 concerts and has toured extensively across Europe, Asia and America.

Hamsika
The songbird and darling of the Bollywood Playback industry and winner of the 5 State Level Awards and Mirchi Awards for 2013. Her song “Chammak Challo” from Ra One and the hit “1234 Get on the Dance Floor” from Chennai Express have catapulted her into a higher orbit. She leaves the listener breathless with her unique skills. A vocalist with a difference, Hindustani and Carnatic styles makes itself felt into her unique rich heritage of music. She regularly features with big International bands at Music Festivals across the World.
 
Vivienne 
Vivienne is a recipient for the Best Female Singer at the JD Rolling Stone Awards 2013. She has been known to regale audiences with her soulful, stirring and soaring vocal and theatrical prowess from the tender age of twelve. She interestingly combines the genres of jazz, blues, Indian fusion, funk, folk and rock styles in her music.
 
Shruti
Shruti’s dexterity on the violin encompasses Hindustan and Fusion styles. Her flexibility and warm interpretations make her a well sought after musician on stage, in film studios and the Corporate World. She is also a versatile Classical dancer and an accomplished singer, who contributes and excels in every bit of the composition.
09:30PM-12:30AM
Pop
Indiva - Celebrating Women Indiva - Celebrating Women
17 Wed
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 an 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.

Pooja Mallipamula
Pooja Something is a white-washed Indian chick who lives in NYC and pursues comedy. She has a degree in Engineering and Journalism, neither of which she puts to actual use in the real world. She is also a social butterfly obsessed with fashion, chocolate and over analysing everything. Most importantly she is the Brunch Queen!

Kunal Kamra
Kunal Kamra; Advertising; eye donor; sick humour; dark personality; feeds dogs but hates dog lovers; single but knows someone who would be upset if she heard that; idiotic; politically incorrect; loves life hates drugs; knows the difference between success and joy, urgent and important, life and living.

Dhruv Deshpande
Hot, sexy, entertainer, liar - Dhruv Deshpande introduces himself as just another guy who thinks he's funny.
08:30PM-09:30PM
Comedy
100% Comedy: Angad Ranyal, Pooja Mallipamula, Kunal Kamra, Dhruv Deshpande 100% Comedy: Angad Ranyal, Pooja Mallipamula, Kunal…
Reuel Benedict is a singer, songwriter and a composer who started playing and composing music at the age of 14 with his dad, Vijay Benedict (the voice behind the song 'I am a Disco Dancer'). He then moved on to writing and playing his own originals which is a blend of stripped down acoustic tunes to indie-pop songs with heavy blues influences. At the age of 17 he recorded his first album with some of the biggest names in the industry like Gino Banks and Sheldon Dsilva. 

Guest Artists: Sukriti and Prakriti Kakkar, Bradley Tellis, Siddharth Mahadevan.

Opening Act: The Pickled Octopii 
10:00PM-12:30AM
Alternative Rock
John Mayer Experience by Reuel Benedict Collective John Mayer Experience by Reuel Benedict Collective…
18 Thu

Club Closed

19 Fri
Shiva Soundsystem is an organisation based out of East London. Formed in 2000 by DJ and broadcaster Nerm with musicians performing on his DJ sets, it evolved into a band, including early appearances of Foreign Beggars frontman Orifice Vulgatron and Prash Mistry from Engine Earz. It then grew into a sprawling collective of artists with a large warehouse HQ in Hackney, infiltrated London's clubland, took over radio shows on the BBC and helped make alternative dance music mainstream. 

Shiva Soundsystem has been synonymous with the underground electronic music scene in India, relentlessly touring since 2000 while pushing and supporting Indian artists back in the UK.
10:30PM-01:30AM
Electronic
Shiva Soundsystem + Special Guests Shiva Soundsystem + Special Guests
20 Sat
Magnetic Fields is an event demonstrating India’s vibrant and forward thinking creative community. All the guest artists fell in love with the music, the audience, the space, the concept and most importantly contemporary and ancient India nestled side by side in this little oasis of magic in the heart of the Rajasthani desert.

This year, the nomads plan to travel a bit further from the desert into the final frontier on an intergalactic journey through the cosmic depths of the universe, free from space and time.

We’ve got an array of exciting new international and Indian acts performing after a fantastic first year. 


BeGun (Spain): Gunsal H. Moreno is not new to the world of music: he studied classical violin and piano and performed in several very different kinds of groups at various points before finding his own niche with BeGun, the project that best defines him. He uses it to explore the spectrum of today’s synthetic sounds, from chillwave to the currents of UK bass music.

B Visible (Austria): Getting a pair of turntables back in 2004 made B.Visible immediately addicted to the art of DJing. After spending day after day behind the decks, producing music was the logical further step. Highly influenced by the Golden Era sound, he started building his first beats. Through his wide ranging taste of music and the special love for all kinds of electronic music he soon started to combine his boombap flavored beats with elements found in other genres. 

Dream Koala (France): Born and raised in Paris the child of two Brazilian artists, Yndi Ferreira’s interest in music started around the age of 14. He quickly taught himself to play guitar and sing, playing in his first groups over the next couple of years. By the time Dream Koala was born, the now 18 year old Yndi was already producing his own tracks and Djing, re-mixing the likes of Angel Haze and The 1975. 

DJ Vadim (UK): Russian born and London and Berlin residing, DJ Vadim has built a reputation as one of the world’s top independent producers; travelling the globe, performing and collaborating with established and developing talents that cross continents, languages and cultures. Hard to put a peg on because he sticks to no rule-book, Vadim’s musical repertoire encompasses hip hop, trip hop, soul, funk, grime, reggae, dub and bass.

My Panda Shall Fly (UK): Sri-Lankan born Londoner Suren Seneviratne, aka My Panda Shall Fly, went through many an incarnation until he found where he was comfortable – from shoe-gaze, post-rock in his early teens to sound manipulation and experimentation in his later years. His recent output has included a collaborative vinyl release with Benjamin Jackson, a dark dancefloor-orientated digital EP with Will Ward, and a 7″ single with Adventure Elephant. 2013 was rounded off with a cassette collaboration with Microburst and an unexpected LP of hardware-only techno-inspired dance cuts on Italian label Gang of Ducks.

Flava D UK: Enter the sound of Butterz signed London based producer/DJ Flava D. A certified grime and garage don, Flava D has made beats for some of the biggest names in the scene and has released two critically acclaimed records for the label, all the while still releasing records independently via her website. She is one of grime’s biggest female producers. Not only is she talented at creating diverse grime beats but she also dabbles in the realms of hip-hop, D&B and RnB as well.
10:30PM-01:30AM
Electronic
Magnetic Fields Festival Official Post Party Magnetic Fields Festival Official Post Party
Today
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.

Artist Performing: Vernon Noronha
11:30AM-04:00PM
Food
Sunday Brunch + miniFROG with fun activities for kids
Aadar Malik
Aadar Malik is an actor (lead in Indo-Canadian film "Under the Same Sun", to be released at various International Film festivals across the world). He began performing standup comedy after portraying the character of a comic for his play, "Papier Mâché Petals" (thespo12 festival).

Being a musician, writer, singer, he enjoys mixing music with his comedy. An avid hater of pickup lines, he prefers impressing women with his guitar.

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.

Atul Khatri
Atul Khatri is a 40+ guy, we're talking about his age not IQ. A Mumbai based businessman who got up late in life and decided to do standup comedy so that he could tick it off his own personal bucket list. An Indian Computer Engineer and a British Management scholar who always orders soup one by two even when he is eating alone. He is from a decent double income two kids and strictly no sex Sindhi family. In his spare time he loves to dig his nose for gold hoping that one day a solitaire will emerge which he can eventually gift to his wife.
08:30PM-09:30PM
Comedy
Best In Stand-Up Comedy: Aadar Malik, Sonali Thakker, Atul Khatri
MON 23 Tue
Anirban Dasgupta
Anirban Dasgupta is an engineer turned corporate salesman turned ... married man by the age of 24. That is a ridiculous age for a Bengali to get married, unless the girl is pregnant. Going by the very smart decision making he had displayed in life, comedy was the next logical move. He likes to talk about his inter community marriage, corporate life, politics (because Bengali), social media, and various current affairs. He is based in Kolkata.

Aditi Mittal
Aditi Mittal is an actress, writer, voice over artist and a stand-up comic. Dynamite on stage and screen, she's also a member of India's first Improv group 'The Cardinal Bengans,' has appeared on CNN-IBN's Phenking News with Cyrus Brocha and is a regular on Jay Hind, India's first online stand-up show. She has also featured in Time Magazine's "People we would never feature in Time Magazine." From eve teasing to the animal kingdom, nothing escapes Aditi's comic radar.

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 womaniser (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.
08:00PM-09:00PM
Comedy
Best In Stand-Up Comedy
The blueFROG Bar Night is an evening devoted to the blueFROG community. Regulars as well as newcomers can come over every Tuesday for a night of mingling, bonding and chilling out. Make it your weekly hangout zone where people become familiar, prices are great and the music is always upbeat and recognisable.

We start the night with a hilarious Stand-Up comedy routine and then move into some groovy tunes.

There are great deals on F&B including quarters all night (starting at Rs. 500 plus taxes), beer buckets (starting at Rs. 650 plus taxes) and cocktail pitchers (Rs. 1500 plus taxes) plus wine at retail prices (i.e. same as wine shop prices). Also check out our range of Craft Beers from Gateway Breweries.

In music we're going old school and commercial with popular cover band Jukebox. So come on down to the blueFROG Bar Night. Make it YOUR night! 
09:00PM-12:30AM
Retro
The blueFROG Bar Night
24 Wed
DJ SA is India's premier Hip Hop/Trap DJ, voted India's best Hip-Hop DJ at the inaugral VH1 MyFav 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 NH7 Weekender,Pune with rave reviews. Furthermore appearances at the NH7 Shakedown parties as well as his own signature night "Fresh" saw him crate digging into his roots to get Hip Hop the attention it deserves.

He has opened for the likes of Akon, Charmillionaire, Kardinal Ofishall, Sean Kingston, Snoop Dogg (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 Hop Hustle" as well as providing support to bass music kingpin "Flux Pavilion" further cements his status as a key player in Indian club culture. 
10:00PM-12:30AM
Hip/Hop
Christmas Eve UnCensored with DJ SA
               
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