Forever Michael Jackson Tribute by Nerverek at HRC Mumbai

  • Date / Time: 07/27/2013 : 8:30 PM
  • Location: Hard Rock Cafe
  • Address: Hard Rock Cafe, Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound,Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli,Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
  • Organizer: Hard Rock Cafe

NerveRek is a 4-piece Progressive Rock band, formed originally by Arjun Dhanraj in August 2003, in Chennai. They have been playing their trade for almost 10 years now and stand at the forefront of the South Indian rock circuit and Progressive Rock in India.

Over the years, NerveRek has gone place to place, winning contests, fans and critics over with their groovy music and energetic live acts. Notable achievements include winning CRI 2007 and ultimately opening for big names such as Iron Maiden, Scorpions and Pain of Salvation, cumulatively entertaining over 1 Lax people in just three shows. At the moment, NerveRek has taken a break from the hectic gigging scene, to focus on the long overdue album, ‘Forever Endeavour’. While there is no set date for release, it is one of the most anticipated albums in the Indian Progressive Rock circuit.


Arjun Dhanraj: (On Vocals)
Arjun is the founder of, and core composer for NerveRek. He has been musically inclined since the age of 3 when he first started singing and eventually went on to become a guitarist as well. Being a self taught musician, his main strength was musical composition, and having influences such as Michael Jackson, Nirvana, Iron Maiden, Pain of Salvation and the likes, he has developed a unique style and is ever evolving as a composer and musician. Arjun has also featured in a couple of Bollywood movies, ‘My Friend Pinto’ being the most recent.

Ritesh Dharmaraj: (On Drums)
Ritesh is a second generation musician who kept his talents hidden for many years. Having an elder brother as a bass guitarist, Ritesh has been involved in the music circuit even before formally making a debut. Secretly working on his drumming, acoustic guitar playing and vocal skills, Ritesh featured as a guest drummer for many big names such as ‘Junkyard Groove’, ‘Powder in the Ashtray’, etc, eventually finding permanent spots in bands such as ‘Afterburn’ & ‘NerveRek’. He is a multi-talented musician and a perfectionist and has played a huge part in NerveRek’s success.

Ishaan Krishna: (On Bass)
Ishaan has been playing in the Bombay circuit for over 5 years now, and has represented several bands and pop icons in this time. Featuring on sets with artists like Shibani Kashyap and the likes, Ishaan has even treaded into the Bollywood scene. Ishaan joined NerveRek in early 2008 and has been extremely participative in the compositions as well as lyrical assistance of the band.