blueFROG's take on Soulmate
When often asked by people, why they chose the Blues…their answer has been…”we didn’t choose the Blues…..the Blues chose us”!
Inspired by the roots and groove sounds of the Blues, Blues-Rock, Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Funk and R&B, SOULMATE was formed in Shillong, in October 2002 when Rudy Wallang and Tipriti Kharbangar decided to form a band dedicated to playing the Blues and spreading awareness about this important genre of music.
Since then they have played numerous gigs all over India and Abroad. In 2011 they played in the US selling out two shows at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC during the Maximum India Festival, did a successful 4 city tour of Norway, and have shared billings with Matt Schofield, Johnny Lang and Shemekia Copeland at the Mahindra Blues Fest in Mumbai 2011, Gary Clark Jr at The Jakarta Blues Festival 2009, John Mayall at the Jakarta Blues Festival 2010, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal and John Lee Hooker Jr, Robert Randolph Jr at the Mahindra Blues fest 2012, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Dana Fuchs Band, Jimmy Thackery, Popa Chubby, Walter Trout at the Mahindra Blues Festival 2013 and then most recently with The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jimmie Vaughn, Doyle Bramhall II, Zac Harmon and Lil’ Ed and The Imperials at the Mahindra Blues Fest 2014.