Tuesday, November 11, 2008

SomeThing Relevant

SomeThing Relevant (aka STR)
this is one of India’s most upcoming Jam band. All of the band members are from the city of Mumbai. They perform in many Music Clubs and concerts all over Mumbai and India itself.
They have 7 permanent members and have guest musicians all the time. These seven ‘’constants’’ consist of
Aazin (Lead Vocals)
Aalok (Percussion/vocals)
Jehangir (Drums/Percussion/Vocals)
Luis Chico (Piano/Vocals)
Ryan (Saxophone/vocals)
Stuart (Bass guitar/vocals)
Tanmay (Electric Guitar/vocals)
I find it quite brilliant how all of the members of the band contribute to the vocals, giving the audience a feel of a choir. Seeing them perform live is amazing. Especially Ryan, he is hilarious, always introducing each of the band members in funny ways to break the ice. They have the essence of famous bands such as ‘Dispatch’ and ‘Cat Empire’.
Most of their gigs are improv. They say the only reason why their music clicks is because they are such amazing friends and hence have such amazing chemistry coz they all know how each of them play their respective instruments.
They don’t have a particular genre they can be put under due to the lack of genre they embody. They could be put under the genre of ‘urban fusion’ if at all. They take inspiration from a number of popular and urban genres such as Rap, R&B, Blues, Funk, Punk and also a lot of Jazz. The vast expanse of their musical ability makes their gigs so much fun and gives it, its unpredictability. They are truly an inspiration to many young bands in the music scene in Mumbai.
you can download their music from, http://www.somethingrelevant.org/index.html