Fusion Night: Paratra, Symphony Novel & Agnya at Blue Frog, Mumbai

  • Date / Time: 01/28/2014 : 10:00 PM
  • Location: The Blue Frog
  • Address: The Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills compound,Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West,Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
  • Entry: Rs. 350
  • Organizer: The Blue Frog
  • Phone: (+)91-22-61586158, (+)91-22-65251716, (+)91-22-65251718
  • Email: info@bluefrog.co.in, reservations@bluefrog.co.in

Paratra is an Indie band formed early 2012 and is based in Mumbai, India. The music style comprises an eclectic mix of progressive, global, fusion-rock merged with Indian classical. The members are:

Samron Jude
Paratra is the brainchild of Samron, who brought the band together in 2012 and has put in tremendous creative talent into the music. He plays lead and rhythm guitars, besides playing an active part in the Indian metal scene since 2000. He has been playing guitars for more than 10 years now and he is also the vocalist of metal bands SystemHouse33 and Sceptre.

Daniel D’souza
Danny plays bass and is also a trained sound engineer from Perth. He is better known for having the knack of creating and recording music from the abstract. He is also the lead vocalist of Paratra’s debut album, Accumbus. Besides Paratra, Danny is also the lead guitarist for groove metal band SystemHouse33.

Akshat Deora
Akshat plays the electric sitar in Paratra. The sitarist has been trained in Hindustani Classical by Ustad Qumar Ali Khan of Senia Gharana. Being a fan of ambient music, he is a first generation composer who believes music is in the air and we are just interpreters. Akshat considers himself to be a dreamer, philosopher and philanthropist and this is evident in the raags on the tracks of Paratra.

Symphony Novel
Symphony Novel started as a solo project by Rachit Sachdeva in early 2012. The music is a unique combination of  progressive/instrumental/experimental/post rock.

ARIA is the debut album ( EP ) consisting of six tracks. The songs are a unique blend of instrumental, progressive rock with classical Indian vocals textured over them and is the perfect balance between Indian classical and western music.

The current line up is:
Gauri Aayeer – Vocals
Rachit Sachdeva – Guitars
Vivek Khati – Guitars
Jerson Anthony – Bass
Gautam Deb – Drums

On 5th Sepetember , ARIA was released digitally worldwide through CDbaby.

Agnya is a fusion band from Mumbai. It is the coming together of sound, eclectic musicians to fuse Indian ragas with various genres of music. To create soundscapes. To experiment. Agnya was formed in 2011 by Santosh Jayaram (Electric Veena and Classical vocal) and Amrit Kapoor (Guitar) after realising they enjoyed experimenting and combining diverse eclectic sounds from across the eastern and western worlds.

Bassist Gurdip Singh Narang soon joined the band and has played a key part in bringing in the ‘ambient’ sounds to their music, whilst the drummer Mayank Sharma, coming from the ‘underground’ (metal) scene brought in the killer ‘rock’ grooves.

At the band’s core is the desire to collaborate and create heart-felt melodies inspired by each of their own individual backgrounds. The result is a melting pot of genres, sounds and influences from all across the musical spectrum. The band flirts with genres like jazz, blues, classical and western.