Junkyard Groove(Chennai)

November 23, 2007

GENRE :: Rock / Alternative / Funk

BAND MEMBERS ::

Ameeth-Vox and Guitars
Sid:Guitars and backing Vox
Jerry:Drums
Craig:Bass and backing vox.

BIOGRAPHY ::

What do you get when you put a drummer with heavy metal roots, a guitarist with classic rock roots, a bassist crazy about Jazz and a very ‘volatile’ vocalist, in one band? JUNKYARD GROOVE This band has carved its own unique niche in the Indian rock scene, fusing rock with funk to give an uplifting style that reaches out to all ages; wowing the audience with a tight, high energy, flawless, musical stage performance. Ever since its conception in the summer of 2005, Junkyard Groove was nothing but your silly sense of humour trying to be creative and once it got rolling there was really nothing anybody wanted to do in terms of changing direction or slowing down the pace of things. With an inspirational songwriter in Ameeth and equally brilliant musicians in Jerry, Sid and Craig the band came up with some “wicked” compositions with truckloads of promise. The competition held at Le Royal meridian Chennai saw the band land up in second place, bagging the best guitarist award and probably the best verbally outrageous band award, if ever one existed. From there on the band tasted sweet victory at JIPMER winning best band, vocalist, guitarist, drummer and own composition and the second best bassist and rhythm in SPANDAN 2005. Next stop was one of the bands most memorable gigs at NLS’ Strawberry Fields, an extremely excellent experience, with loads of love and respect to all the people who made it feel like home. Madras Christian College came next and that saw very similar results with best band and best drummer. But the main highlight of the evening was, that from the previous show in Bangalore (NLS Strawberry Fields) the band grew a small fan base which resulted in the audience randomly requesting for their songs. Next up, home town competition at IIT Madras was great fun. The band made it through to the finals and walked away with best guitarist and a fancy Fender as a prize. Junkyard Groove came back to their favourite haunt JIPMER to perform at the SPANDAN 2006 pro show. A kick-ass performance at SHAMAL, Dubai saw them emerge victorious and landed them a 3 year recording contract with Creative Kingdom Records, USA. The band was the opening act at Dubai’s Desert Rock Festival 2007 opening for the likes of IRON MAIDEN, INCUBUS and ROBERT PLANT.

LINKS ::

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

Soundclick :: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=698746

Orkut Community :: http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=18660270

Soul Burn(Kerala)

November 22, 2007

GENRE :: Grunge

BAND MEMBERS ::

Vocals – Vivek thomas
Lead guitars – Arun Dutt
Guitars – Melin
Bass – Chippu
Drums – Sabu

BIOGRAPHY ::
INFLUENCES ::

Tool, A Perfect Circle, Riverside, Pearl Jam , Pain Of Salvation, Autolux,Alice In Chains

LINKS ::

Official Orkut Community :: http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=21383633

CONTACT :: 9995050642

Enthrall(Bangalore)

November 22, 2007

GENRE :: Progressive Metal

BAND MEMBERS ::

Neil - Vocals
Pranav - Electric Guitar
Vishal - Bass Guitar
Arjun - Synth
Naveen - Drums

BIOGRAPHY ::

Hailing from Bangalore, Karnataka , India, “ENTHRALL” is one of the hottest METAL bands around. With “Dream Theater” as their major influence, Enthrall thrills fans with their very unique and identifiable Progressive Rock/Heavy Metal style.

Vinapra(Bangalore)

November 22, 2007

GENRE :: Hindi Rock

BAND MEMBERS ::

Natraj (vocals)
Manoj George (violin)
Pradeep M.R (Bass Guitar)
Vivian Terance (Lead Guitar)
Prasad (Drums)

BIOGRAPHY ::

We are a India (Bangalore)based Hindi Rock Act.With around 70 public & private
gigs till date. Our solo track is featured in a compilation album “Asha Wali
Dhoop” in aid of Tsunami relief along with world renowned artists like Ustad
Zakir Hussain, Ustad Sultan Khan, Taufiq Qureshi, Ali Azmat, Alms for Shanti
etc. Our debute full lenth CD & Video is almost ready for release.

DISCOGRAPHY ::

Tracklisting ::

  1. Aankhon Mein.
  2. Kya Yeh hi pyaar hai.
  3. Dreams.
  4. Gurur Brahma Guru Vishnu.
  5. Nasha.
  6. Baatein Banana.
  7. Yaadein.
  8. Suno.
  9. Dharti.

LINKS ::

Official website :: http://www.vinapra.com

CONTACTS ::

Email :: natraj@vinapra.com

Old Saying Jungle(Bangalore)

November 22, 2007

GENRE :: Funk / Experimental / Grunge

BAND MEMBERS ::

Sandeep Madhavan - Bass Guitar
Mel D'Mello - Electric Guitar
Aditya Menon - Vocals
Greg Hamra - Drums

BIOGRAPHY ::

A bunch of experimental, wise, improbably funky, jazzy, groovy love kamikazes, Old Jungle Saying is based in one of the lazy layouts of the southern city of Bangalore, India. Influenced by the likes of Primus, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Faith No More, Infectious Grooves and a whole lot of other bands whose genealogy is hard to trace, Old Jungle Saying serves up sumptuous slabs of psychedelic funk, held in place by the riotous rhythm section of Sandeep Madhavan (bass) and Greg Hamra on drums. As they steer the mothership through the murky, quirky guitars of Mel D’Mello and the spaced-out funkiness emanating from resident hippie Avijit Michael, the charismatic gurgling of Aditya Menon can be heard calling the faithful from above the rarified groove.

LINKS ::

Official website :: http://oldjunglesaying.com/

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

CONTACTS ::

Email :: sandeep@oldjunglesaying.com

Whitenoiz(Bangalore)

November 22, 2007

GENRE ::White Metal

BAND MEMBERS ::

Sam Thomas John - Vocals
Moncy Abraham - Electric Guitar
Godson Gigin - Bass Guitar
Samuel Alexander - Drums

BIOGRAPHY ::

Bangalore christian heavy white metal was formed in the year 2004.Born from the remanents of Faith Warriors, they are here to Infest you.

LINKS ::

Official website :: http://www.whitenoiz.co.nr/

CONTACTS ::

Email :: whitenoiz@rock.com

Aurko(Bangalore)

November 22, 2007

GENRE :: Hindi Fusion Rock

BAND MEMBERS ::

Supratik- Lead vocals,

Souvik- Lead vocals,

Saumya- Rhythm,

Jeet- Lead Guitar,

Dev- Bass Guitar,

Yathi- Drums,

Rrithu- Keyboards,

BIOGRAPHY ::

The guitars chugged, the synth whistled, the drums got rolling and the dholak rose to engulf the sounds of monday morning traffic… and AURKO was born!

Six exciting years, 200+ rocking live concerts, debut music album ‘Nadiyaa‘ with Times Music, two vibrant music videos- ‘Nadiyaa’ and ‘Puchhe Ye Dil Se’ across television Channels… its rush hour !

Unabashedly populist and passionately Desi, we are where the masses are
High voltage live performances, adrenalin fuelled vocals, pulsating rhythm, refreshing melody…

ACHIEVEMENTS: TVS Sa Re Ga Ma finalists. 170 successful concerts/corporate shows till date. Covered by all leading dailies , Radio City, TV channels. Debut Album & Video in the making.

DISCOGRAPHY ::

LINKS ::

Official website :: http://aurko.com/

CONTACTS ::

Email: info@aurko.com

aurkolive@gmail.com