Kickstart 2012 on a musical note by listening to Hindi film music, Western classical tunes and Hard Rock numbers at events across the city. Akshata Shetty offers you a checklist of must-attend events
Wonderful Wednesday with a tribute to Pancham Da
Sahyadri Industries of Pune and Humarahi presents Raina Beeti Jaaye, a tribute to RD Burman. The event will feature performances by acclaimed singers including Shivprasad Mallya, Madhura Datar, Hrishikesh Ranade and Vibhavari Apte.
Shivprasad Mallya, winner of the popular programme, TVS Saregama on Zee TV, is a playback singer for regional language films. He has sung extensively in Oriya with many popular songs to his credit. Madhura Datar is a graduate in vocal classical music from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Miraj.
Pune-based Hrishikesh Ranade is a winner of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Maharashtracha Ajacha Awaaz and Vibhavari Apte Joshi is a popular artiste from Pune. The concert will pay tribute to some of the best melodies the late singer has given the music industry.
On January 4, 9.30 pm
At Yashwantrao Auditorium, Kothrud.
Terrific Thursday with Zedde
Hard Rock Caf � will kickstart the New Year with a bang by hosting a rocking performance by the band Zedde. In mid-2008, singer 2Blue and guitar player Claver, who are best-known for their work in musical bands Vayu and Rust Angels respectively, got together to form Zedde.
Rock band Zedde
Trevor Berchman was soon brought on board as the drummer and Dee Saikia as the bass player. Zedde is driven by the undying passion to perform original music and the urge to carry forward the legacy of their Hard Rock predecessors.
Their first single Mumbai won the prestigious Anthem of the Year title at the world's largest indie music awards: AVIMA 2010. Zedde draw their inspiration from Ian Gillan, Joe Satriani, Jaco Pastorius and Dave Lombardo to name a few. This dynamic band comprises 2blue (vocals), Claver (guitars), Deepu (bass) and Trevor (drums).
On January 5, 8.30 pm
At Hard Rock Cafe, Koregaon Park.
Friday Night with Sky Rabbit
Four members, an eclectic sound and a much-awaited performance, Sky Rabbit is one band the city is eagerly awaiting this year.
Music band Sky Rabbit
The band features Raxit (vocals / samples), Rahul (guitar / samples), Siddharth (bass) and Harsh (drums). They are all set to release their debut album. The nine-track album blends synthetic textures with organic instrumentation, creating a sound that is bold, experimental and ultimately addictive.
During a brief telephonic chat with vocalist Raxit, we asked him whether things had changed since their Medusa days (they were formerly known as Medusa). Raxit said that as far as the band performance was concerned, nothing much had changed. The band will be selling their CDs at the gig and will be bringing in a few visuals to display at the venue as well. Their playlist will include tracks such as Anti Coke Ganpati,
Try and March.
On January 6, 9 pm onwards
At High Spirits, Koregaon Park.
Soulful Saturday with 3 Divas
The Poona Music Society presents 3 Divas, which features sopranos including Patricia Rozario, Susanna Hurrell, and Joanne D'Mello live in concert, this Saturday. Joining them in their performance will be pianist Mark Troop. Born in Mumbai, Patricia Rozario studied at London's Guildhall School of Music. Joanne D'Mello graduated with honours from the Royal College of Music and has performed in concerts at various venues. Susanna Hurrell was born in London to a musical family and she joined the undergraduate programme at the Royal College of Music in 2005.
On January 7, 7 pm onwards
At Mazda Hall, Camp.