They music maybe loud for many, but as David says, 'listen to our hearts'. The
unique feature of Super Market Heroes is that it uses hard rock to spread its
message of love and God. The group, consisting of David (Lead Vocals), Mike (Bass),
Aaron a.k.a. Chud (Drums), Joe (Rhythm & Lead) and Jody (Backing Vocals), has
an abundance of talent and an appealing self-belief. Performing in the twin cities
for the third time, this New South Wales, Australia, group is winding up its musical
tour here after performing in Thailand and in Mumbai prior to this.
The evening started at the usual Hyderabadi time, an hour late. The band had its own set of problems: David broke his guitar and Joe and Mike snapped a couple of strings. But when they eventually got their act right, it was worth the wait. The show kicked off with a couple of own compositions. 'Video Killed The Radio Star' was hardcore hard rock, with plenty of wit and energy. After a soothing solo from Jody, it was time for some popular alternative music. like 'Ex-Girlfriend' by No Doubt and Crazy. The songs where chosen with care - each had a message for the youth of today. A performance that will remembered by all who attended.
The show was followed by 'Seven Trumpets', a gospel rock group from Vizag. Now this group was refreshing to say the least. They sang rock numbers with Telugu lyrics, and did a good job of it. The band consists of Kripal (Vocals and Lead), Steven (Drums), Jubal (Bass) and Vicky (Rhythm).
Not the typical rock show with plenty of expletives and black verses, but a wholesome affair of 5000W, power chords, messages and reaching out. A friendly bunch, the Supermarket Heroes will tour India again next year.
P.S. The Supermarket Heroes is a group of friends from New South Wales,
Australia, with a common bond of music and God. The show was organized by 'Youth
With A Mission - YWAM' - an international movement of Christians working to help
make a difference in a needy world. Founded in 1960, YWAM is now one of the largest
international Christian ministries, with about 12,000 volunteer staff (and thousands
more affiliated workers) based in over 700 locations in over 135 countries.