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Soulmate at Hard Rock Cafe, Hyderabad

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Soulmate is a blues rock band from Shillong, Meghalaya, India. The band is primarily made up of Rudy Wallang and Tipriti TIPS Kharbangar, although they frequently team up with session musicians when on tour. Join us at Hard Rock Cafe Hyderabad to watch their incredible performance on the 22nd of September.

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Blackstratblues (When It’s Time Album Launch) at Fandom At Gilly’s Redefined, Bangalore

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Blackstratblues showcases their fifth album When It’s Time, coming in after The Last Analog Generation which went to #1 on the all India iTunes chart. The lineup features Jai Row Kavi on Drums, Adi Mistry on Bass, Beven Fonseca on Keys and Warren Mendonsa on Guitars. The quartet has been playing together since 2013 and has evolved into an explosive live act that spans everything from organic Rock & Blues to Electronica and vintage Psychedelia.

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Dhruv Voyage, Opening Act: Kush Upadhyay Trio at Blue Frog, Mumbai

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Dhruv Voyage, Opening Act: Kush Upadhyay Trio at Blue Frog, Mumbai

One-man bands are hard to come by and Dhruv Visvanath is a welcomed breath of fresh air in the indie music scene. The Delhi-based percussive guitarist is one of the finest musicians and composers in India. He was recently named as one of the 30 Great Guitarists Under 30 in the world by Acoustic Guitar Magazine USA, alongside artists like Ed Sheeran, Newton Faulkner, and Sungha Jung and was the only Indian on the list. At the age of 24, Dhruv has already completed over 300 performances and is a regular in the NH7 Weekender lineup. ?

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Soulmate at BFlat, Bangalore

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India’s Premier Blues band, Soulmate returns to The BFlat Bar, Indiranagar, Bangalore !
Inspired by the roots and groove sounds of the Blues, Blues-Rock, Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Funk and R&B, SOULMATE is fronted by Rudy Wallang and Tipriti Kharbangar. When often asked by people, why they chose the Blues…their answer has been…”we didn’t choose the Blues…..the Blues chose us”!

This band has amassed a huge following across India, playing to packed houses wherever they go. Their list of achievements, awards and performances is endless. Some of them worth mentioning:
Soulmate has opened for Carlos Santana and have shared billings with Matt Schofield, Johnny Lang and Shemekia Copeland at the Mahindra Blues Festival in Mumbai 2011 – Gary Clark Jr at The Jakarta Blues Festival 2009 – John Mayall at the Jakarta Blues Festival 2010 – Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal and John Lee Hooker Jr, Robert Randolph Jr at the Mahindra Blues fest 2012 – Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Dana Fuchs Band, Jimmy Thackeray, Poppa Chubby, Walter Trout at the Mahindra Blues Festival 2013 and then most recently with The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jimmie Vaughn, Doyle Bramhall II, Zac Harmon and Lil’ Ed and The Imperials at the Mahindra Blues Fest 2014. They have also shared billing with Guitar Shorty at the Ode To The Blues Festival 2014 in Bangalore. In October 2012.

Soulmate has toured the USA twice ( including two sold out shows at the Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C), France, Norway, Germany, Sweden, Disneyland in Paris, Singapore, Nepal and Butan – and have been a part of numerous music festivals in India and aboard such as Baltic Blues Festival, Mosaic Music Festival, Macau International Jazz and Blues Festival , Asia Music Festival 2014, Dubal World Music Festival, Jakarta Blues Festival, Jazzmandu, Gothenburg and Monsteras Roots & Blues Festival an dmore.

Soulmate have recorded 3 albums thus far, ”Shillong” and “Moving On” They have just released their 3rd album ‘Ten Stories Up’ at the recently concluded Mahindra Blues Festival, 2014.

The Band:
Rudy Wallang – Lead guitar and vocals
Tipriti Kharbangar – Lead vocals/guitar
Leon Wallang – Bass Guitar
Vincent Tariang – Drums.

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Soulmate at Blue Frog, Pune

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Inspired by the roots and groove sounds of the Blues, Blues-Rock, Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Funk and R&B, SOULMATE was formed in Shillong, in October 2002 when Rudy Wallang and Tipriti Kharbangar decided to form a band dedicated to playing the blues and spreading awareness about this music genre. Since then they have played numerous gigs all over India and Abroad.

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Soulmate at Blue Frog, Mumbai

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Soulmate

Inspired by the roots and groove sounds of the Blues, Blues-Rock, Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Funk and R&B, SOULMATE was formed in Shillong, in October 2002 when Rudy Wallang and Tipriti Kharbangar decided to form a band dedicated to playing the blues and spreading awareness about this music genre. Since then they have played numerous gigs all over India and Abroad.

Closing Set: Pramod Sippy

One of the youngest DJs to be featured in Time Out Mumbai’s ‘Most influential DJs of all Time’ list, Pramod Sippy is one of the city’s most talented electronic dance music practitioners. His eclectic tastes in techno, house, minimal and progressive have bagged him residencies at some of the most cutting-edge venues in Bombay.

At Rain in Juhu, he helmed a chill out lounge that was way ahead of its time in 2005; at Lush and later, at White Lounge in Phoenix Mills, Pramz was responsible for the musical direction of the both clubs, which played the funkiest, classiest and most current electronic dance music at the time. He has also DJed at every conceivable top venue and festival in the country. From blueFROG, Zenzi Mills, China House, Aurus, to 360, BnC and Touch in Hyderabad, Stone Water Grill and Gaia in Pune to The Lalit, the Park Hotel in Delhi, and more. He has gigged throughout venues in Europe and was also specially featured at the Cologne Pop festival 2010, as one of the DJs to watch out for from India.

As co-founder of Audio Grammar, he is responsible for selecting the acts and networking with local and international DJs. His choices determine the music that hundreds of people across the country will be listening to. And most often than not, it means that you are guaranteed to have a memorable nightlife experience – one that will have you talking till your kids come along.

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Tribute To Janis Joplin & Jimi Hendrix by Kanchan Daniel & The Beards at Blue Frog, Mumbai

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A crazy bunch of multi talented musicians band together to pay a grand FROG style tribute to two of the greatest 60’s legends – Janis Joplin & Jimi Hendrix. Don’t miss out on this helluva Kosmic Experience by Kanchan Daniel and the Beards!

About Kanchan Daniel & The Beards:

Home Grown Blues-Rock band formed in 2012, Kanchan Daniel and The Beards is among the country’s most well recognized in the genre, specialising in blues they also bring in other influences including R&B, funk, soul and psychedelic rock to form a free flowing stream of sound. Their songs are known for addictive hip shaking melodies, and the band for their high energy stage shows!

Line-Up:

Kanchan Daniel
M.C.Jesus Lobo
Anand Kamath
Kush Upadhyay
Varoon Iyer

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Ministry Of Blues at BFlat, Bangalore

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MoB is a Blues-Rock band from Bangalore, that plays a brand of music that is high on energy and entertainment. They call themselves ‘a Blues-afflicted, irreligious Rock band’. MoB are well known for their improvisations on classic blues numbers and the sheer intensity they bring on stage. The audience can expect classic bluesrock covers of artistes like Robben Ford, Gary Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Hendrix and more ….plus some original music thrown in to the mix.
The band consists of: Lead Vocals & guitars– Philipe Haydon/ Keyboards & vocals  – Rauf Abdul/ Bass  & one-liners – Vinoo Matthew/ Rhythm & Drums – David Boone. With varied influences from blues legends, each member of the band will bring in their own unique style and promise one thing – to entertain.

 

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Ministry of Blues at Take5, Bangalore

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Ministry of Blues (MoB) is a Blues-Rock band. They play a genre of music that originated in the 1900s, but combine it with a distinctly 21st-century flair with the intention to create a musical experience that blends music with deep emotional roots with the sounds and skills that typify modern Rock, to play this music in a manner that is enjoyable to both the discerning Blues aficionado as well as the lover of today’s Rock music.

The MoB line-up includes Philipe (vocals & lead guitars), Vinoo (bass), Rauf (vocals & keyboard) and David (drums).

The band’s repertoire is a mix of classics like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Robben Ford, John Mayall, Joe Cocker, Deep Purple, Gary Moore and Eric Clapton among others. The band is known for their unique rock renditions of these classic tracks, making their music appealing to lovers of rock, rhythm and blues.

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