Road to Converse Rubber Tracks in India feat. Skrat & Ankur Tewari at Blue Frog, Mumbai

  • Date / Time: 03/20/2014 : 10:00 PM
  • Location: Blue Frog
  • Address: The Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills compound,Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West,Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
  • Entry: Entry charges apply
  • Organizer: The Blue Frog

Skrat (intentionally misspelt to avoid copyright issues) is a creature so resolute that unfazed by its multiple near death experiences, it goes after what it wants without a moments hesitation. But it’s not why they’re called ‘Skrat’. The name occurred to their drummer years ago during one of his many moments of whimsy. It stuck.
A debut album, several live gigs, a few hiatuses, personnel alterations and a partial reinvention later, Skrat is all geared up for the next adventure, and with their sophomore album ‘Bring Out The Big Guns’ they intend to travel to the ends of the earth looking for it.

The trio of Skrat consists of T.T. Sriram on guitars and lead vocals, Tapass Naresh on the drums and Satish Narayanan on bass guitar – both providing backup vocals that provide a simple, raw, homegrown perspective to loud guitars, catchy hooks and a whole lot of energy on and off stage.

Ankur Tewari is a singer/songwriter based in Mumbai. He fronts the Hindi rock band Ankur & The Ghalat Family along with fellow members Sidd Coutto, Johan Pais and Gaurav Gupta. He also has numerous solo projects to his name. Besides being heavily involved in the indie music circuit, he is an actor, composer, screen-writer and editor, working for a series of Bollywood projects.

Way before stamping his insignia in show business, Ankur Tewari spent his growing years in a small town in the north of India, Roorkee. Roorkee was the perfect cultural hub where between theatre and music at school, he found himself dwelling in various art forms at a very early age.

He forced his father to buy him his first guitar and after his relationship with the guitar tutor lasted barely a week, took the liberty of teaching himself with the help of whatever sources he could get his hands on. College years in Bhopal saw Ankur write acoustic-based songs which today, provide him with his unique sound. He struggled to get his music heard in Bombay), but could not successfully catch a break.

He then moved to Delhi and there learned the ropes in filmmaking. After producing a couple of stage plays, art directing a television series, sing half a dozen radio jingles, producing a short film and curating an international film festival, he moved back to Mumbai in 2004. While working on a film, he was spotted by an A&R from music label HOM records, who ended up producing his record.

After spending over three years carefully putting down his music, he finally completed his debut album; Jannat. From there, he eventually met with Music Producer Sidd Coutto, who in turn introduced him to Pozy and Johan, and Ankur and the Ghalat Family was born.