Gear up for the battle of the bands

Published: Dec 13, 2013, 02:42 IST | Swapnal Tilekar |

Two city-based bands, Tandav and Shade of Blue, will be battling their music today at Cocoparra. Join them in their rocking gig, all for a cause

Bands Shade of Blue and Tandav will be sharing the stage this Friday to raise awareness on the cause of child education. Drop by to be a part of a few good gigs of Classic, Progressive and Alternative Rock and, witness the two bands battle it out for the top spot. The Guide spoke to Adarsh Ajmera of Tandav to know more about the band’s strategy and their gig.


Metal clash
Adarsh Ajmera (percussionist) of Tandav says, “We are a two-year-old band and mainly into metal. Five of us band members got together when we met for the Fergusson College music fest and have been together, since then.


Though, we all were amateurs at that time, we were able to claim the runner-up position at the fest. This prompted us to learn more about the music and hence, with the help of each other and the Internet, we’ve come a long way. Our band is greatly influenced by Indian Classical music and we still endeavour to be versatile while exploring other genres.”

Shade of Blue
Shade of Blue

Battle it out
Ajmera says, “We are getting into a musical battle with the band, Shade of Blue. Although our music styles are different, we do not wish to do any research or practice for it. We want to explore how going unprepared on stage can be fun and bring out the best in us. In this gig, we want to show that we can explore music apart from Metal and hence, will be mainly playing Rock to make it a little harder for the audience.”

Performing for a cause
The gig will be contributing to the cause of underprivileged children’s education. “That is the main reason we are doing this. Being youngsters we feel that if not everyone can contribute with money, why not contribute with your music,” concludes Ajmera.

Tandav comprises of Kunal Gaikwad (vocals), Aditya Ambekar (guitar), Ajit Godse (guitar), Stephen Ruzario (bass) and Adarsh Ajmera (percussion).

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