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About Deep Chakraborty

Deep Chakraborty is a guitarist and singer with The Unwind Project, based in Delhi. Whatever time he manages to salvage from his daytime management consulting job, he dedicates to analog stompboxes, his retriever Mishka, daydreaming about meeting John Frusciante someday, and attending as many gigs as he can.


Of the many ways of ringing in a good weekend, watching one of my favourite live bands perform an acoustic set at a venue touted as among Delhi’s best for quality music, is right up there at the top of my list. So, on Friday, 15 April, I landed up at The Piano Man Jazz Club (TPMJC). If ever a venue justified the tag of hosting an intimate set, this is it. With seats set close up to the stage and one tier up, the place allows for a unique performer-audience interaction. Barefaced Liar, the singer-songwriter-guitarist duo of Akshay Chowdhry and Sumant Balakrishnan, couldn’t have chosen a better venue for their first gig of 2016,…

May 24, 2013

Ditty & Mark at Speakeasy, Gurgaon

By - on 24/05/2013 at 12:36 pm


‘The Jazz Lab’ written in big red letters demanded to be noticed. Not a genre of music easy to come by in Gurgaon. And a jazz duo certainly seemed an intriguing prospect. Having never heard them, or even of them, I was more than curious, and so I showed up at Speakasy on Saturday night to watch them live. The name of the pub is a tip of the hat to the prohibition era. While distilling, selling and serving alcohol were all prohibited by law, a number of illicit bars, called Speakeasies, mushroomed all over the US. The dimly lit place gives you an old world feel, with its cozy atmosphere, retro-dressed servers, and the superb B/W…

October 18, 2012

The NH7 Weekender at Buddh International Circuit

By - on 18/10/2012 at 8:20 pm


Would Delhi/NCR pull it off? The question had been coming up ever since the NH7 Weekender ‘The Happiest Music Festival’ announced its foray up north. Given Delhi’s past disastrous relationship with any big concert, doubts abounded. Amid much cynicism, tickets were bought, plans were made and expectations were given the freedom to soar. As the day drew closer, the excitement in the air was palpable. Some of the best acts in the country were going to enthrall us. Megadeth was headlining. For those of us who had seen them in Bangalore, attending a second live gig would give us bragging rights. This would surely be memorable. Like I said, expectations took flight. But did they…