Band formed by Ashwani(Keyboard) and Eshant(Lead Guitar). They both were working together, jamming late nights, making music and stuffs alone. Later Deepak (Tabla & Percussionist) joined the band.
Pawan(Drums) and Manish(Bass Guitar) are the real brothers of Ashwani they joined after Ashwani himself approached them to join. The biggest thing was to find Lead Vocalist but finally we have Jagtinder Sidhu who is pure classical and Punjabi mixture.
Independent music is still not considered a secure career in India, how did you deal with the conventional thought process?
Yeas that’s right!!
But we all inspired with legendary musicians so we always keep them in our mind and concentrate only on our music. In India everyone has a different mindset.
Our family, friends always say that you should try something like them or look that singer you should cover them or you should make a song like that etc etc.
But we are very confident on our music and always give our 100% for best results.
What is the inspiration behind your music?
We all are in different genres. Like Pawan, Eshant and Manish are from Western music and Ashwani and Jagtinder are pure classical. We all are inspired from Fusion of Western and Classical music. That’s why our genre called Bar Fuse of Sufi Bollywood.
Who are some of the artists who have inspired your style of music?
Kailasa , Raghu Dixit , Mekas Hasan , Advaita etc.
Which are some of the most memorable performances of yours so far?
The Best performance was in front of Sonali Mam , Kirron Mam and Dharam Paaji on India's Got Talent Set. Others also like last year we shared stage with Shalmali Kholgade in Noida and Yes in Youth Festival 2013 in Central Park CP. Recently we performed in IIT BHU and it was one of our best performance as the crowd became totally mad with us.
What do you think about the changing scenario of Independent music in India?
Yes we can see some changes in upcoming years because the trend of rock music and independent music is growing. People now love to listen rock music even in Bollywood the trent of Guitar and Drums is growing day by day.
What are some of the changes/ developments?
Only one change we made is our Vocalist. Shikhar was our past and Jagtinder is our Present.
Now, we are working on our First Video Album. It includes tracks like "O Jane Jaan”, " Mein Joganiya " , O Re Sajan" and our Favourite One " Panchi". Recently Jagtinder is featured in “Kesariya Balam " Sprite Initiative Teen Till I Die!
What gives you more satisfaction as a musician- creating new music or performing or jamming?
Both! As musician when we jam together, we create music make changes in some old music. When we are live on stage it gives a different feeling. It gives you much satisfaction when the crowd is dancing on your music.
What is your practice regime? How much do you practice on daily basis?
Practice is the most important for every musician or we can say in every field we need practice.
As people say “Practice makes a man perfect. But now we can say “Perfect practice makes a man perfect.
In a Band every member should be perfect because if you want Best result you have to perfect in your profession. If not, you are doing cheat with you profession.
We all practice together 5 to 6 hours daily.
What would you like to say to some of the young , budding artists/bands who want aspire to become a musician like you?
Be honest with your music and give your best every time. Do the best of best and keep practicing and keep rocking yourself too. Cheers.....