The Songwriter Collective at Swig, Pune

  • Date / Time: 08/07/2013 : 9:00 PM
  • Location: Swig Bar and Eatery
  • Address: S W I G Bar and Eatery, North Main Road, Koregaon Park,Pune,Maharashtra,India
  • Organizer: Swig Bar and Eatery
SWIG presents ‘The SongwriteR Collective’ feat. SHANNON DONALD + REUEL BENEDICT + AYUSH SHRESTHA + VIVAAN ‘Chickeen’ KAPOOR!

The Wednesday Night Live August edition starts with a big bag of talent coming together in the form of ‘The Songwriter Collective’ for the legendary Swig Songwriter monthly feature! You definitely can’t miss this one…

Know your Artists:


Been a part of A R Rahman concert tour India 2012… She has shared the stage with many artists including Ranjit Barot, Louiz Banks, Gino Banks, Leslie Lewis, Shefali Alvares, Sangeet Haldipur, for various concerts.

Coke Studio has lead her to perform with a number of various musicians from all over India and MTV Unplugged Season 2 is the latest venture where she has been featured as a backing vocalist for most artists and sung a duet with actor turned singer Ayushmann Khurana.

Currently singing as the female lead in actor Farhan Akhtar’s live act ‘Farhan Live’ and also working with Papon and Salim Sulaiman’s episodes for Coke Studio Season 3.

Been a singer for Bollywood music director’s Salim Sulaiman’s USA tour and is just completed another USA tour with Sunidhi Chauhan in .

Reuel Benedict is the son of Vijay Benedict who is an established Bollywood playback singer who sang for movies like Disco Dancer (for which he did the title song), Dance Dance, and many more films.

He started off as a singer and songwriter with his father at the age of 14. Reuel completed a studio album at the age of 18 and collaborated with artists like Gino Banks and Sheldon D’silva.

Just finished a touring in England and USA, where he released and promoted his new album in 2009.Also just completed a successful tour to the US in the Summer of 2011.


Has been regularly captivating audiences as a singer songwriter in India and Nepal for more than a year now. His music demonstrates a range of shades and temperaments. The sound boils down to acoustic simplicity, which draws influences from an eclectic range of genres from blues, rock, pop, folk, to classic ballads.

His song writing has been evolving for over 12 years now and is often peppered with a clever play of words. The content is inspired by his own conscious and sub-conscious exposure to day to day stimuli. He had started writing in Nepali, his mother tongue, and then moved to writing more in English after moving to Mumbai to pursue music seriously.

Ayush expresses all this in a passionate yet smoothly controlled vocal rendition, sometimes surprising the audience by little funny things he does with his voice. He takes liberty of having minimalistic music to freely alter the tempo and temperament of his music during live performances.


Vivaan, a prolific drummer and percussionist has been playing drums since the age of 5, he is the current sticksman of Eggs Benedict and has played with a number of artists such as Spud in the Box, Leslie Lewis, Vasuda Sharma, Sid Coutto and Sur, The Other People and The Whirling Kalapas.

Drawing inspiration from greats such as Mike Portnoy, Alex Acuna, James Kottak and Giovanni Hidalgo, he is well versed in a number of styles and percussion like the Djembe, Cajon, Timbale, Shakers in addition to the drum kit.