In 2011 Highway 61 was voted one of the Top 5 bands in India to compete for the Hard Rock Calling Competition. They have won 10 National Rock band competitions and have with performed bands such as Parikrama, Agnee and have opened for Bryan Adams!
All about Highway 61 (Pune)
Main Artist : Highway 61
Highway 61 is “Sufi Ethnic” Rock band based out of Pune. Their music embodies “Music, Expression, Freedom” - a fusion of classic rock with Urdu/Hindi lyrics. The name 'Highway 61' is a metaphor for finding a road to freedom, with nothing but one’s own creativity as the compass. The music resounds with contemporary references and an informed understanding of the two-faced times we live in.
The People: Mohammad Muneem: Lead Vocals/Lyricist: He has been writing and singing since the age of fourteen.
Rohit Vasudevan: Lead Guitars/Backing Vocals: He is a classically trained Sitarist. All this apart, he pilots the band’s craft during his solos and is a super vocalist in his own right.
Jatin Kale: Lead Guitars: In Jatin, Highway 61 has a Metal-head. His power-packed high voltage solos lend the energy to the feel of the sets.
Rahul Majumdar: Bass Guitars/Backing Vocals: Trained in Hindustani Classical Music and Tabla since the age of 4, Rahul has been into music for over 20 years.
Hardik Vaghela: Keys/Backing Vocals: Hardik lends an air of creativity to the band. His fillers, environment fills and keyboard solos make every song complete.
Anant Joshi: Drums: Anant keeps the band tight. A perfect machine on the drums when let loose, his beats give the platform for every song to take off.