10 bands who will make your sangeet rock with their tunes
Strike the right chord at your sangeet with music from our list of top bands that offer everything from soulful Sufi numbers to enchanting instrumental melodies.
Music is key to making any sangeet a sensational affair. The right notes and tunes can add buzz to this function which is all about dancing, stage performances, and fun. Prolong the revelry with musical acts by top weddings bands that will serenade your guests with numbers and notes to ensure that your sangeet is an unforgettable one! Check out our curated list of wedding bands below.
1. Sandeep Thakur
One of India’s most sought-after violinists, Sandeep Thakur has worked on some popular movies such as Mohabbatein, Chak De India, Aashiqui 2 and Dangal. Despite being from the western classical circuit, his forte lies in creating a soothing lounge ambiance for any event with his repertoire of Hindi and English tracks. He is sure to leave your guests amazed with his exceptional talent which enables him to create magic with his violin.
Since their inception in 2011, A26 has become a musically powerful act. The band has played in every major city in the country, as well as in London, Denmark, Africa, Dubai, Poland, Abu Dhabi and Muscat. They are known to bring the house down at every venue they perform. With a deep understanding of several genres, they bring to the table authentic notes and foot-tapping tunes.
3. Bryden and Parth
Bryden and Parth are two musicians from Western and Indian Classical backgrounds, who serve up an exciting cross-genre musical experience. They made their debut in Bollywood as Assistant Composers under the Yash Raj Films banner in 2014, and have since been the favorites of music composers in the film industry. Together, they are a representation of contemporary Indian music at its best.
4. Hari and Sukhmani
Singers, songwriters, and producers, Hari + Sukhmani have been creating fresh and eclectic sounds by fusing traditional Punjabi folk music with ambient electronica that embodies their powerful spirit. The band’s regular appearances on TV shows and radio broadcasts have made them a hit act among diverse audiences. Inspired by famous Sufi poets like Bulleh Shah, Baba Farid, Kabir and Shah Hussain their motto is to leave behind cultural, religious, and racial divides and to transform the community and the individual through happy soulful music.
Nasha is a New Delhi-based Sufi rock band known for their soulful music in a modern contemporary rock version. Their music also includes Sufi renditions of hit Bollywood numbers. They have performed with many renowned artists and bands such as Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Mohit Chauhan, Atif Aslam, Hard Kaur, Parikrama, and Indian Ocean. Having been awarded the title of the ‘Best Band from North India’ by Times Music and the winners of MTV Rockathon 2010, the band has performed all over the globe.
6. Rajasthan Roots
Rajasthan Roots has enthralled audiences across the world with their unique presentation of folk fusion, which sees them seamlessly mixing western instruments and beats with the traditional songs and sounds of Rajasthan. They were also featured on Dewarists on Star and MTV Coke Studio. Their new flavor of Rajasthani folk music appeals to people of all cultures and age groups. Their performances are a mix of favorite folk, and upbeat originals and an extensive repertoire of timeless Sufi.
7. Riverman Band
A tribute to the late Indian bassist Dwight Pattison, the Riverman Band started in the April 2014. Closest to Retro Pop and Groove, their music also includes influences from the songs of 80s’ pop bands with funk, jazz, soul, Motown, R&B, disco, and reggae. The band has gained popularity for their Western-style music that revolves around the song and melody.
8. The Big Country Band
After performing for various events and functions in Goa and abroad, The Big Country Band carved a name for themselves in the competitive Goan musical environs. This Western music band has accomplished credentials that enable them to bring forth talented performances with lush harmonies and multifaceted instrumentalization. Their music, with the violin as the main bastion, encompasses the classic oldies from the golden ’40’s, to the vibrant contemporary trends.
With over twelve years of professional performances under their belt, ONEmpire (earlier known as The Other People) is India’s pop/rock sensation. With a varied range of well-known covers and originals alongside energetic and exciting performances, this six-member band has been making waves at clubs, concerts and private events across the country. They have been the draw behind some power-packed evenings at venues such as The Blue Frog, Hard Rock Café, Shiro, Opus, and Amadeus, as well as at parties and weddings in countries such as Hong Kong, Macau, Muscat, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Bhutan and Abu Dhabi.
10. The True Blue
True Blue has earned a reputation for the extreme energy and versatility not only in their music but the explosive performance too. A highly professional band with members equipped with wide-ranging experiences, they have worked with top bands and orchestras in India as well as Europe. True Blue strums up a vast playlist of Western songs as well as original numbers to match your tastes and the mood at your sangeet.
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