In conversation with Chris Avinash from Retronome on the journey of the Band so far and how they do what they do.
Tell us about yourselves. How was the band formed?
Formed in 2009 – when I was Director of Kyra. The band was formed initially as the house band – we started performing outside of kyra by 2009 end
Tell us about your first gig…and how has the journey been so far.
Our first gig was for the 20th year re-union of the Old Cottonians of the1989 batch! Its been a fun-filled and highly rewarding journey thus far – we’ve played over 250 concerts – for a variety and hue of clientele!
Bangalores is based on an interesting concept of thinning the lines between live music and theater. What made you venture into something like this?
We saw this as a brilliant opportunity to play out to a totally different kind audience in a totally different setting!! The challenge was, as the rest of the band says, to see how Chris could actually shut up and sit down… while other things happened!
Who’s the naughty one, lazy one and the disciplined one of the group?
Naughty – Chris, Sometimes saggy
Lazy – Uday (used to be till he started being part of the faculty of an International school)
Disciplined – All of us – it’s quite an essential thing to be when you’re playing out to corporate audiences almost all the time! Continue reading