Funk from the west coast is what is set to entertain at Hyderabad's favourite rock destination this week. Hoodwink Circle from Mumbai will be playing live this Thursday, the 26th August, at Hard Rock Cafe.
The members of the band are Aidan Lewis with the lead vocals, Sanju Aguiar on the guitar, Joshua Vaz on the drums, Ishaan Krishna on the bass, and Sneeden Vincent on the guitar.
The Hoodwink Circle is an eclectic mix of performers from all over Bombay. The band was initially called Wasabi, and gained local fame by competing in college competitions.
Around October 2008, guitarist Sanju and bassist Ishaan were united through the Nandoo Bhende Band; and the band hasn't looked back since. With over 10 original songs under their belt, they are looking forward to playing more shows in the circuit, and eventually recording and releasing an album.
The band's primary influence is the Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Mayer, Toto and Buddy Guy. Other influences are funk artists such as Stevie Wonder and George Benson. In addition to the funk influences, the guitarists in particular are influenced by progressive artists such as Dream Theater and Porcupine Tree.
The members also play for or have played for Louis Banks, Toufeeq Qureshi, Shibani Kashyap, Ash Chandler, Nandoo Bhende, Merlin Desouza, Gino Banks, Echoes, Defying Gravity, Para-Vayu, Sheldon d' Silva, and Susie Q.
Please contact the venue at 6660-4242 for further details.