'Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night,
I will go Lord, if you call me by my name'
It was with this recorded rendition by Tania (a young lady who succumbed to cancer) that the show dedicated to her memory started. It was a nostalgic and tender time, when the crowd watched a slide show on the life of this beautiful and loving woman who answered in all readiness when the Lord called.
And then began the music show that symbolized the essence of Tania. A person who loved music and dance, she never wasted an opportunity when she got to do either. The first performing band was Blue Mist, a music band that specializes in pop and party music. The beauty about this band is the tonal quality of their music, which comes with tons and tons of practice. Nigel Geiles, the lead guitarist who has been playing since he was a kid, is a thrill to listen to, and Denver, vocalist and drummer, is a bundle of energy and talent. A group of good friends with a common bond of music, these guys have a great future - all they have to do is learn the art of showmanship and add variety in their choice of songs.
Next, it was Silent Scream, an unknown band of youngsters that loves rock. What this group lacks is practice and experience. They have a lot of work to do but they are definitely on the right track.
The final performers where Wrath, a rock group from Pune. What can one say about them? They are simply superb. They recently won the rock revolution competition that is held annually in Pune. A three-member teen band that consists of a vocalist, a lead guitarist and a drummer, they dished out numbers from Metallica, Bon Jovi, Guns 'n Roses and Ugly Kid Joe. This young group has, without a doubt, a great future.
ROAR, the youth group that organized this musical nite in memory of Tania, did an excellent job under the guidance of Fr. David, a catholic priest who is dedicated to youth and their development. ROAR is open to youngsters of all communities. For further details contact Fr. David (tel: 707-1724).
All said and done, it was an ideal way for all music (especially rock) lovers to spend their Saturday evening. A fun filled yet touching tribute to Tania, a friend to all whose memory will never fade.