GENRE :: Rock / Progressive / Jam

BAND MEMBERS ::

Bruce Lee Mani — Lead, acoustic and rhythm guitars, vocals, songwriting
Rajeev Rajagopal — Drums, percussion
Rzhude — Bass guitar, acoustic guitars, vocals, songwriting

BIOGRAPHY ::

About Thermal And A Quarter (TAAQ)
Thermal And A Quarter is a trendsetting rock band from Bangalore, India, more recently infamous as the outsourcing capital of the universe. We are three members, three albums and ten years old. We are known as TAAQ to the affectionate and the impatient and have been fortunate to earn the loyalty of a worldwide fan base mostly thanks to that little ditty that Al Gore claims he started, the Internet. We believe that each album sold, each swatch of music played creates a potential messenger of TAAQ’s music.

INFLUENCES ::

Steely Dan, The Dave Matthews Band, Yes, Pink Floyd, The Police, Blood Sweat and Tears, Pat Metheny, RHCP, Phish, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, Gary Moore

LINKS::

Official website :: http://thermalandaquarter.com/

My space :: http://www.myspace.com/thermalandaquarter

Public Issue(Chennai)

November 21, 2007

GENRE :: Experimental / Funk / Rock

BAND MEMBERS ::

Christopher Stanley-Vocals

Nipun Nair-Lead Guitar

Vinodh Rubin a.k.a Tibu-Bass Guitar and bkv

Vinay Ramakrishnan-Drums

BIOGRAPHY ::

Chennai is probably one of the cities in India with large number of band counts. It’s a place where several bands show off their talent through different genres of music. One of the reputed names in them is PUBLIC ISSUE. A band that sticks to a wacky genre, comedy alternative funk. Inter department college culturals paved way for the formation of Public Issue. Tibu and Nipun got together for the cultural competition and they roped in fellow classmate, Vinay as their drummer, they found the spark of a perfect combination in them, Public Issue was born then, officially. Since then, their aim was to revive and find their own style of music. Like any other band, they wanted to make it to the lime light. After lot of hard work and lots of practice sessions, they realized that they were the perfect combo for some musical magic. But then, they dint have a convincing vocalist to suit their kind of music. Christopher, a commerce student from MCC marked his arrival then, an amusing front man and the perfect kind of vocalist the band was looking for. It was time for the individually talented musicians to work together as Public Issue. Seven months of hard work, Public Issue was seen competing on national stage. Not only that they placed third at Campus Rock Idols, they also got into the lime light they were thriving for. Some of their songs like From The Top, Swab, !xobile etc.. are among the favorite ones among their fans in India, especially in Chennai. Now, for a band that’s seven months old, the level of progress and achievement is some thing to cheer about.

INFLUENCES :: Mr.Big, Extreme, Queen, TAAQ, Led Zep, Aerosmith,RHCP

LINKS ::

My Space URL:-http://www.myspace.com/314ispi

Frequency(Delhi)

November 21, 2007

GENRE :: Nu Age

BAND MEMBERS ::

Lalit Mehta – Vocals
Kushal Thapa – Guitars
Abhishek Mangla – Bass
Noel Malekar – Drums & Percussions
Akshay Raheja – Fx & Electronics/Keyboards

BIOGRAPHY ::

Formed in September 2006, Frequency is a Delhi based Nu-Age/Electronic/Experimental Band. The band is getting noticed immensely due to its unique sound. Rony, Kushal and Akshay knew each other well and where later joined in by Abhishek and Noel to complete the line-up. Since all the members are from different backgrounds in terms of their individual music tastes, it gives rise to a totally new and original sound.

Recently the band played at Hamsadhwani Theatre, Pragati Maidan with Cyanide, The Superfuzz & Bhayanak Maut as a part of the Channel [V] Launchpad Gig 2007 Finals.

INFLUENCES ::

Disturbed, Incubus, Linkin Park, Pentagram, Pleymo, Rush

L INKS ::

Band URL: www.frequency.in
MySpace: www.myspace.com/frequencyindia
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Interview on eMUSICPOST.com: http://www.emusicpost.com/InI13.html

CONTACT ::

Voice: +91 9873122433

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Lucid Recess(Guwahati)

November 21, 2007

GENRE ::Alternative Metal

BAND MEMBERS ::

Amitabh > Vocals & Bass.
Siddharth > Guitars, Programming & Recording.
Tanmay > Drums & Percussions.

BIOGRAPHY ::

Formed in 2004 by brothers Siddharth and Amitabh. Lucid Recess comes from “Lucid Interval”, a medical term which means a temporary improvement in a patient’s condition after a traumatic brain injury.

Currenlty, Lucid Recess is working on their EP which will be released soon. Three songs from the EP are available in the music page.

 LINKS :: 

SoundClick : http://www.soundclick.com/lucidrecess

MySpace :  http://myspace.com/lucidrecess

Orkut Community  : http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=34149790

Catharsis(Hyderabad)

November 21, 2007

GENRE :: Fusion/Jazz

BAND MEMBERS ::

Phani > Guitars
Vivek > Bass
Sanjay > Drums

BIOGRAPHY ::

There is nothing called ‘Good Music’ and ‘Bad Music’ but only music you like and you don’t. – Catharsis How could it not be a divine intervention in bringing together the elements of Carnatic and Western music to create soul – strring music into reality!! We introduce ourselves as Vivek Sagar,Sanjay Das and Phani Teja…as if names make a difference! We wish to speak ourselves out through music. A better introduction would be a frisky bassist, a psyched-up drummer and a crazy guitarist….so what?? there have always been bands and they will continue to be…but not bands which can say ‘C Major’is ‘Shankarabharanam’.

INFLUENCES ::

Too many…

LINKS ::

MySpace : http://www.myspace.com/musiccatharsis

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=catharsis+hyderabad

StiffNeck Syndrome(Hyderabad)

November 21, 2007

GENRE :: Alt Rock

BAND MEMBERS ::

Vivek > Vocals.
Earnest > Guitars.
Sanjay > Drums.
Jay > Bass.

BIOGRAPHY ::

An Alt Rock Band from Hyderabad.

INFLUENCES ::

The Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Iron Maiden, KulaShaker, Nirvana, System Of a Down,U2,Extreme,The Strokes,Shakti,Illayaraja,Dire Straits,Keane,Eagles, Carnatic and lots of other Genres, Artists, Nature, Life and People.

LINKS ::

MySpace : http://www.myspace.com/stiffnecksyndrome

Orkut : http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=9208411

Samar & Sanam(Delhi)

November 21, 2007

GENRE :: Hindi Rock

BAND MEMBERS ::

Samar Puri – Lyrics, Backing Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Harmonica

Sanam Puri – Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar

 BIOGRAPHY ::

Samar and Sanam both started playing music very young. They have undergone training in Hindustani music for 5 years and are equally proficient with western music. Earlier they had their own band in Dubai with other local members playing in different malls and five star hotels, till the year 2004. After that they shifted to Delhi and formed a new band.

This duo play what the audience like. Apart from Hindi and English numbers they also play German hard rock to Italian rock to the baritones in Spanish music.

Influenced By Many artists like U2, Maroon 5, A.R. Rehman, Jal, Kailasa, James Blunt, Josh Groban, Jimi Hendrix, etc.

The duo has created quite a sensation in Delhi. Aaj tak, Sahara NCR, Hindustan Times, Mid Day, Dainik Jagran, Delhi Times, Navbharat Times, Metro Today, and Total TV have all covered them and their performances.

 LINKS :: 

Sound Click : http://www.soundclick.com/samarandsanam

Orkut Community : http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=19506732