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Bangalore has set the stage for live music - DNA

Published: Monday, Dec 20, 2010, 9:27 IST By Shruti Goutham | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA Bangalore has a thriving live music scene today. And most bands are giving the audience original music instead of just covers of the greatest hits blasting on radio and television shows. But this change, a welcome one too, has taken a long time to come. “When we started out initially, event organisers insisted we play popular covers,” reminisces Kamal Singh, guitarist/song writer/ vocalist for the nearly six-year-old band, Lounge Piranah (LP). But LP wanted to play their own music, and, since venues were limited, the band found itself pleading with the city’s early pubs Mojos, Pecos and Styx to let them perform. “Unlike then, today there are a host of venues that open their floors to live gigs and that’s a change for the better,” Singh declares. “In fact, any new restaurant in the city invites bands to perform to draw clients,” he smiles. Prominent city musician Raghu Dixit agrees with Singh