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Tinctures – Aman Mahajan and Nishad Pandey

The Bodhisattwa Trio and Tabea Luisa (PROJECT TLQ)

PROJECT TLQ (Soul/ RnB), Germany/India)
A brainchild of German singer/composer Tabea Luisa, Project TLQ is an Indo-German collaboration, comprising of Tabea’s RnB/Soul compositions and interpretations of tunes written by RnB/Soul/Blues/Funk artists, put together by the band from India.
Tabea Luisa- Vocals
Bodhisattwa Ghosh- Guitar
Bijit Bhattacharya- Bass
Premjit Dutta- Drums

The Bodhisattwa Trio is an Avant Garde Jazz Rock outfit which believes in the expression of unadulterated human feelings, in the form of sounds created from the deep dark corners of the human mind. Depicting a unique mix of Jazz, Funk, drum-n-bass, Indian classical music, Rock and Blues, the trio, with BodhisattwaGhosh on Guitars,Bijit Bhattacharya on Bass and Premjit Dutta on Drums delivers a mix of original instrumental compositions which can only be described as “Dark Jazz”,with special emphasis on harmonic and rhythmic expansion, expressionism, theme and variation, virtuosity and spontaneous improvisation.
Bodhisattwa Ghosh- Guitars
Bijit Bhattacharya- Bass
Premjit Dutta- Drums

Shot for What’s The Scene? at The BFlat Bar

Sonam Kalra and The Sufi Gospel Project

Sonam Kalra Music : The Sufi Gospel Project & Treble makers Jazz ensemble at The BFlat Bar, Bangalore.

Shot for What’s The Scene?

An evening of music that encompasses Prayer, Poetry and Music – that transcend the barriers of religion and language. Utterances in one voice. The voice of Faith.

Sonam Kalra’s unique brainchild, ‘The Sufi Gospel Project’, has earned her international critical acclaim.

Award winning singer and composer Sonam Kalra is that rare breed of musician who has been trained in both Indian and Western traditions of music and is equally adept at both. Sonam’s voice has a beautiful, sensitive voice with an honesty that is rare and her music is an amalgamation of everything that she believes in.
Sonam has been recognised and appreciated for her all inclusive definition of Sufism and her message of Peace and Oneness has made her a popular voice at prestigious festivals and venues around London, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Pakistan,Oman, Kuwait, Lebanon, Algeria, Dubai, Tunisia, Mauritius, Egypt, South Africa and The United States of America.
She has shared the stage with legendary musicians like Sir Bob Geldof, Sufi Legend Abida Parveen and she also recently performed for Indo African Summit for The Indian Prime Minister, President of India and 52 heads of African States. Sonam has also been invited to share her work on Secularism through Music at various TED talks. Sonam Kalra and the Sufi Gospel project recently performed for Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit and their recent performance at the International Faiz Festival for peace in Pakistan, sonam hopes, will help build bridges in the future.

Speedtrip killing their Debut Gig at Legends Of Rock

Speedtrip killing their Debut Gig at Legends Of Rock, Koramangala, Bangalore.

Vocals: Kaushik Baruah, Bass: Lohith Murthy, Guitars: Rakeeb Rocktimand Govindan, Drums: Trinayan Baruah. Also Feat. Shivani Boruah. Shot for What’s The Scene?

ASPADA Live! at B Flat

George Brooks (Saxophone), Selvaganesh Vinayakram (Percussion),Ravichandra Kulur (Flute) ,Osam Ezzeldin (Keys), Mishko M’ba (Bass).

ASPADA is a Sanskrit word for power which reflects in their performance. From contemporary Jazz to Indian classical, this ensemble performs a fusion that is truly exhilarating! Members of this ensemble have played with other world greats like Etta James, Pt. Ravi Shankar, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Kai Eckhardt, Larry Coryell, Vikku Vinayakram, U Srinivas, Shankar Mahadevan and many, many more.


AUTORICKSHAW (Canada) – World Music/Jazz (pop-jazz-funk-folk)

Suba Sankaran (vocals)
Ed Hanley (tabla, vocal percussion)
Dylan Bell (bass, voice, keys, beat-boxing)

“…When their forces are combined, the results are utterly unique and musically pioneering” – The Record

“…A fascinating hybrid.” – Zeitgeist and Co, UK

AUTORICKSHAW’S music lies on the cultural cutting edge, as pop, jazz, funk and folk easily rub shoulders with the music of India. Formed in 2003, Autorickshaw is one of the most intriguing acts on the world music and jazz landscapes, garnering 2004 and 2007 JUNO nominations for World Music Album of the Year (Canadian ‘Grammy Awards’), the John Lennon Songwriting Competition Grand Prize in World Music and numerous other national and international awards.

About the musicians and their sound: Their sound showcases the sultry, sophisticated vocals of Suba Sankaran, anchored by the melodic bass-lines & beatboxing of Dylan Bell over a bed of intricate Indian percussion by Ed Hanley. The group’s diverse repertoire and range of Eastern and Western elements could only come from musicians with deep roots in both traditions.

Autorickshaw has toured extensively across Canada, the US, Europe, and the UK. In addition, Autorickshaw has toured across India, with concerts in Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Bangalore, the Congo Square Jazz Festival in Kolkata, and the prestigious Jaipur International Heritage Festival in Rajasthan.Widely covered within Canada, Autorickshaw has also been featured in international media, including BBC Radio, NPR’s Weekend America, Global Rhythm Magazine and All About Jazz (USA); World Music Magazine (Italy), fRoots (UK), Rave Magazine and The Hindu (India); Deutschland Radio Kultur (Germany) as well as appearing on the European World Music Charts.

Dark Days Of December – 2014

Maya Kamaty

Hard Enough at October Fest 2014

Peepal Tree at October Fest 2014

Mad Orange Fireworks at October Fest 2014

Destruction at B.O.A 2014

Destruction Shot for Bangalore Open Air 2014 at CounterCulture, Bangalore.


THE DOWN TRODDENCE Shot for Bangalore Open Air 2014 at CounterCulture, Bangalore.

Rotting Christ at B.O.A 2014

Rotting Christ Shot for Bangalore Open Air at CounterCulture, Bangalore.

Kryptos at B.O.A 2014

Kryptos Shot for Bangalore Open Air 2014 at CounterCulture, Bangalore.