Swarathma, an Indian folk/fusion band from Bangalore, will be performing live on 7th October, at Hard Rock Cafe. The line-up features Vasu Dixit (vocals and rhythm guitar), Pavan Kumar KJ (percussion and backing vocals), Montry Manuel (drums), Varun (lead guitar), Sanjeev Nayak (violin) and Jishnu Dasgupta (bass guitar and backing vocals).
Swarathma was formed in 2002 in Mysore, and made their debut album on Virgin Records on 5th January, supporting it with a nationwide tour. Their first music video 'Pyaasi' was launched in May 2010. Funded by the Gibson Foundation and the Global Water Challenge, it speaks of the fragility of water told through a story of contrasts. It features the voice of Indian classical singer Shubha Mudgal, who collaborated with Swarathma on the track. Academy award nominated filmmaker Shekhar Kapur was creative consultant to the video, that was shot in the wind-swept arid desert land of Rajasthan.
Swarathma released 2 albums on EMI in 2009, and have worked with John Leckie (Radiohead, Muse). They swept the Jack Daniels Indian Rock Awards 2009, winning awards for the Band, Song and Album of the Year.
Please contact the venue at 6660-4242 for further details.