Tune-In Tuesdays feat. Empty Cafe at Swig Bar and Eatery, Pune

  • Date / Time: 04/28/2015 : 9:00 PM
  • Location: Swig Bar & Eatery
  • Address: Koregaon Park,Pune,Maharashtra,India

In the summer of 2008, Vinay walked into Gandhaar’s old room and found him listening to raag Malhar. Before he knew it, Gandhaar was talking about the theory of classical music, and dug out some old tapes for Vinay to hear. Vinay spoke the same tongue, with a different dialect, and introduced Gandhaar to progressive rock, new age jazz and blues. Vinay spoke about blues, and they together made a bluesy song, with Gandhaar on the flute. They were just two music lovers listening, learning and talking. Little did they know, Empty Cafe was born.

Empty cafe is a Fusion-Funk act based in Pune, India. The band draws heavily from Indian Classical and blues-jazz. Empty Café as a band has been striving to create a new image for ‘fusion music’, which is very different from the sound that most people associate it with. They believe in actually fusing two genres and instruments together rather than just sticking them onto each other superficially. The name of the band is inspired by Jethro Tull’s classic song Empty Café. It’s a tonguein-cheek take on the expectation that their music is not so bad, that a café goes empty.

Empty CafĂ© is a regular fixture at a lot of live music venues in Pune and Mumbai – Blue Frog, Hard Rock Cafe, Euriska, etc. They performed at the NH7 Weekender music festival in 2010. Empty Cafe’s EP titled ‘whatever itÂ’s called’ that was released early 2013 was on #4 on NH7 radio charts in the week of their launch. Tracks off their album were also aired on Los Angeles based radio ‘The Uprising’ KPFK 90.7 FM LA. They performed at the Revival of the BandStand Culture in April 2013 to a highly delighted and enthusiastic audience.

Being one of the most promising acts around \, Empty Cafe intends to blow away audiences all over the world with their unique sound and deep know how of two completely varied genres.