The Saturday Night Blues Band at BFlat, Bangalore

  • Date / Time: 09/12/2014 : 9:00 PM
  • Location: The Bflat Bar
  • Address: The BFlat Bar, 100 FEET Rd, Indiranagar,Bangalore,Karnataka,India

The Saturday Night Blues Band is one of the first mainstream Blues bands in India. The band, made up of some of the cream of Kolkata’s working musicians, has been performing every Saturday night at Someplace Else, the ”Music Mecca” of India at The Park Hotel in downtown Kolkata for over a decade.

Jayanta Dasgupta, a veteran in the scene for over 25 years, and a guitar graduate from Musicians Institute, California, has been inspiring the band to play its forte of Blues, Blues Rock and Jazz Blues. Be it the down home delta Blues of Mississippi, the chic and groovy sounds of Chicago, the smoking Jazz Blues of New Orleans, the gritty Blues of Texas or Contemporary Blues, this band plays it all! Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Koko Taylor, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Susan Tedeschi are just a few of the artists on their diverse song list.

Always open to experimentation, along with their original compositions they specialize in creating their own interpretations of classic Blues standards. Using the Blues as their medium their original compositions speak of life in contemporary India. Their sound is lively, energetic and strongly groove driven and has won them a massive, steady fan following that stands as a living testament of their music. Their informal and interactive approach towards the music and the audience always results in an evening that is pure entertainment. If you’re looking for some soaring slide guitar and smoking hot-rodded Blues, this is the band you want to tune into.