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Showing posts from July, 2013

Kingfisher Strong Backstage - bringing budding artists to the fore

Annie Chawla at Kingfisher Strong Backstage Kingfisher Strong Backstage , a musical series for promising artists was launched in June, 2013. KSB is a concept where fresh compositions of budding artists are uploaded on Kingfisher’s various digital channels. The project has already taken the social media users by storm. Till August, performances of eight artists which have been uploaded on Kingfisher’s Facebook page, website and YouTube Channel have garnered more than 2 lac views. The video performances have received more than 70,000 likes within a month, proving love for Indian music and musicians.The artists include Annie Chawla, Mannu Singh, Kaamod Subhash , Siddharth Bhavsar, Arpita Chakraborty and Jatin Udasiand Suraj Bharttiwhose. The artists were chosen from across the country and include people from all walks of life. Kingfisher Strong Backstage aims to create an exceptional journey through the heart and soul of Indian music, using the digital medium and providing an opportunit

Jessica Lewis - the teenage guitar prodigy

She was just 16 years old when musicians like Guthrie Govan, Alex Hutchings and Larry Carlton became her fan. Infact, she played 'Feeling Fine' by Alex Hutchings when she was sixteen. Born in 1994, Jess Lewis was 12 years old when she showed interest in playing the electric guitar and her grandmother was the first person to introduce her to Joe Satriani's music. Jess' sound is fresh and she has the ability to play almost anything on the guitar including Jazz and Blues music. She was awarded the 'Young Talented Musicians Award' by Royal Manor Arts College and the Rotary Club sponsored her to study 'Rock & Beyond + Jazz' at the International Guitar Foundation when she was 15. Guitar virtuoso Steve Vai says, “I found this video of “Jess” performing “ Die to Live ” to be charming. I know what I went through to learn it so hats of to you Jess." James of London Guitar Academy feels that Jess has the same fresh sound Joe Satriani had when he first rel

Evolution of Music - by Pentatonix

Pentatonix , an A Cappella group of five vocalists from Arlington, Texas is taking instrument-free music far beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. The members of the band are vocalists Scott Hoying (21), Kirstie Maldonado (20) and Mitch Grassi (20), vocal bass Avi Kaplan (23) and beatboxer Kevin “K.O.” Olusola (24). Their song "Evolution of Music" was published on YouTube on April 18, 2013 and is gaining popularity. Below is a song by the group.