'We sing only for the young'

STAGE PRESENCE

'We sing only for the young'

ENERGETIC Shibani, Anusha and Apeksha Dandekar.

The trio or the Dandekar sisters comprising Shibani, Apeksha and Anusha – who also form the D Major band – surely wear their attitude on the sleeve.

They prefer to let their music speak and they say that most of the songs they write are from their personal experiences.

In the City to perform at Cul-Ah, the annual fest of the Mount Carmel College, the sisters were dressed to the hilt.

They made sure they drew a connection between their sense of fashion and their music. “We each have a different sense of fashion and are poles apart in our creativity. But we’re the same when it comes to our music,” said Anusha.

The sisters said that they decided to form a band because they thought they had the perfect mix and blend well.

Talking about their music and the songs they write, Shibani said that most of what they write are incidents that happened in their own lives.

 “We’re young and have been through many experiences, both good and bad, so we recount them all in our songs. It’s best to have a positive outlook,” she said. And about fashion, Shibani said it’s best to look attractive than be loud.

Their audiences are the young, wherever they perform.

 “We love young girls and we sing their kind of songs. We deal with issues such as drugs, sex, relationships and alcohol in our songs. We would advice abstinence but if that’s impossible then it’s better to be safe,” said Anusha.

Commenting about the size zero obsession that has caught on with most of the young girls the three sisters said, “it was wrong to promote and popularise the concept of size zero.” Anusha said that it was an unhealthy trend.

“It affects your routine and messes up your system. Size zero is almost skinny and there’s nothing healthy about it. Young girls must refrain from attempting it,” advised the sisters. 

The three sisters began the evening by choosing girls who represented three different hip fits— hottie, bootillicious and hour glass. The girls were chosen as part of a contest.
The songs by D Major were a blend of Indian melody and Western influences.

“They have so much energy and it’s great to see three really hot and beautiful women set the stage of fire. Their songs are alright. I wish they had more variety,” said Arshad from Christ University.      

Ansuya, a final year student of St Joseph’s College of Commerce said, “They’re crowd-pullers no doubt and have an amazing sense of energy. The best part is that they sing about the young and for the young which is really nice,” she wrapped up.

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