Friends of Music, Delhi’s iconic music club,
returns with a series of get together’s!
Lodhi Garden Restaurant
Friends of Music is an inventive space, where musicians from various backgrounds bring forth their melodic voice and showcase their work. A panoramic phenomenon that takes place every month, Friends of Music today is one of the most sought after stages for upcoming artists as they are situated to perform with some of the best musicians in the industry. The evening trademark is the impromptu jam at the end between the various artists who performed, which allows musicians to share a stage and collaborate.
The St. Stephen’s Collective is a group of talented and enthusiastic students who came together to fulfil a burning desire to express themselves through music. The individual artists bring with them varied traditions of music and the Collective thus creates a unique sound, which manages to encompass varied strands of music.
Find a blend of pop rock and poetic folk in the acoustic beats of PrateekKuhad. Born in Jaipur, India, Prateek grew up playing the guitar and training vocally in Indian classical music. His influences are eclectic and range from Nick Drake and Elliot Smith to Pearl Jam and Jimi Hendrix.
Well known in their native countries Spain, Cuba, Ecuador and Argentina, these fantastic five musicians have come together to form the only authentic Flamenco Latin American band based in India. From Rumba, Bossanova, Son Cubano, Tango Flamenco, Bachata and other genres, make NegraPraderaan unique experience to loose yourself on the dance floor.
Bombillaz is an outstanding collaboration of Estonian musicians who are simply doing what they do best. Their story started in spring 2007, when
they sent their demo track “Raggamasta” to the nationwide radio station Radio 2, where it was played as “Demo of the Week”.
Formed in 2006 as Fire Exit, Sage and the Comets has been an integral part of the independent music scene in India over the last few years, having played all major festivals, venues and cities across the nation. It remains one of the few groups that have retained a very consistent line-up over the years, and this can be seen in the unique sound of the band that has evolved over years of experimenting and hard work.
A few years back a few exceptionally talented musicians met in the college circuit and ever since, have been making music which has not only won numerous competitions and college fests but a huge fan base as well.
Influenced by genres of Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Funk and Rock, BBB bring a wide repertoire of music to the stage. The six-piece band creates its sound from the diverse influences brought in together by the six members who trace their roots to completely different backgrounds.
With influences ranging over different genres of music, Soul’d Out members aren’t really concerned about how that sound can be defined/categorised. All that matters to them is that they have fun playing, which eventually spreads contagiously into the crowd! Whether you’re in the mood to bust a move, or just chill out with some friends over a few beers, this band can certainly leave you satisfied!
Dhruv is a multi-talented musician, having begun his musical journey at the age of 8, he’s come a long way from making music in his bedroom! His percussive acoustic style is unique to the Indian subcontinent. Dhruv has pioneered a new style of playing the guitar and has brought the genre to the forefront.
Lakha Khan, 63, is a sarangi player and vocalist, and perhaps the greatest exponent of the sindhisarangi. He was born in the village of Raneri in Jodhpur district, Rajasthan, India into a family of traditional musicians from the Manganiyar community. He was trained at an early age by his father Tharu Khan and later, by his uncle Mohammad Khan, in rendering the compositions of the Multan school of Manganiyars.
“Boom Shankar Project” is a collaboration of musicians from different backgrounds and influences of music from around the globe exploring new world music sounds together. Not limiting themselves in set patterns, the band members like to go with the flow and create something different on stage with every performance.
Aditya Narayan Collaborative was formed as a result of an urge to create new music with every track. Featuring different artistes is not enough. The USP is that Aditya sits with each artist and gives them absolute freedom to create the track with him. Nothing is pre planned. It is all done on the spot, and with the contribution of every collaborator. On stage, those same recorded tracks have yet a new sound, because the artistes again, are nearly always different.
Shadow and Light was born on a cold November afternoon in New Delhi, from the efforts of two young people to unlock the potential within a few notes of music.The primary reason behind them making music is because we understand that music is one of the few things that cuts across the artificial differences of race, language, religion, culture and nationality in this world.
Every year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory’s Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale’s most celebrated traditions.
Adi and Suhail’s musical aesthetic is rooted in simple yet powerful songwriting. The dynamic chemistry of the duo transcends the boundaries of predictability with its experimental and ever evolving sonic footprint.They have been turning heads and making their presence felt on the independent music scene in India, with their songs like Qalandar, Laage Re and Zindagi.
A band that utilizes elements from jazz, Indian classical, rock and pop, Trizya is known for its enthralling and exciting fusion style. Their well-known improvisations, as well as their soulful melodies, leave audiences wanting more.
Initially founded in Germany in 2003 as Guru, Punkh is now a familiar name in the international rock-metal music scene. Fronted by vocalist Deepak ‘Dean’ Nair, the band has gone through major changes over the past few years to achieve their unique style, which has been perfectly honed and showcased in their latest album Karmah.
Avi&The Uprising is an urban folk collaborative founded by singer songwriter Avi. Innovative songwriting, a fresh rootsy sound, a booming baritone vocal and critically acclaimed videos have helped the group carve a niche for themselves, with Avi having pioneered a distinctly Indian grammar of songwriting that fuses ancient mythology with postmodern imagery and a unique new urban Indian folk sound.
The Grand Old Dog is a progressive blues and rock n’ roll outfit from Delhi. The recently formed five member team has met with unprecedented success among audiences for their unique music style. Founded in early 2013, they have already played at some of the biggest venues in the city.
Aditi has worked with the Neemrana Music Foundation for 3 years. She has also worked with George Pulinkala and the Delhi Youth Chorus and has performed with Vienna Boys from Austria. On the Delhi circuit, Aditi has fronted the Jass B*Stars, electronica band JOLT, rock band SPARK and guitar vocal duo, Ditty & Mark.
Menwhopause is a four-member band from New Delhi, India known for being one of the first bands in India to distribute their music for free over the internet and kickstart the DIY ethic in India. Their first EP called ‘The story begins…’ was released online as a free download in 2003 after which the band released a full-length album ‘Home’ on its own record label.
Yellow Bucket is an attempt to put together some simple acoustic songs with just a hint of electronic intervention..Its a musical break from complications- in life and in music.
Members: Ritwik De- Guitar Ukelele Percussion, Vocals SubhadraKamath- Vocals
Mindflew is the re incarnation of The Angry Mob which was formed in 2006. Mindflew started of as a school band and the focus shifted from covering other artists to making music. As ‘The Angry Mob’ the band played at the Fete De La Musique 08 organized by Alliance Francais and its song was reviewed in the November 08 issue of Rolling Stones India.
ordan Johnson is a musician/songwriter who lives in New Delhi. Born into a family of musicians in a small hill station called Mussoorie in the foothills of the Himalayas. This Kiwi/South African/Indian was brought up with music in his blood. He performs an all-acoustic set with his guitar, displaying the perfect bridge between a mellow soft rock and contemporary set.
Akshay Chowdhry and Sumant Balakrishnan got together a decade ago in high-school & their passion for singing, song writing, and guitar culminated into Barefaced Liar– a band through which they express their penchant for blues, classic rock, and heavy metal sounds. The recent addition of Akshay Johar and Suyash Gabriel on rhythm & percussion has infused the band with a burst of energy and allowed their sound to evolve further.
An endeavor to synthesize Carnatic vocals & Hindustani flute melodies with contemporary forms of western music, Andolan’s idea of world music is driven by a concern for a wholesome sonic experience in an effort to bridge the East & West. In this climb, Aadarsh leads the way along with Kartikeya through vocals and flute followed by Aman and Ashwin who support their melodies with carefully crafted chords and soundscapes on the guitar and keys based on Danik and Manu’s clockwork-like grooves on the bass and drums.