An ode to old-school

An ode to old-school

On Stage

An ode to old-school

The Saturday evening at Reliance TimeOut proved to be quite a treat for music lovers of all ages. As part of the Reliance Time Out Rock Festival 2009, Bangalore-based band Blues Cocoa took the stage. The band comprising  three members — Rahul on lead vocals, Rivas on keyboard and Narasimhan on guitars played soothing melodies, which had a touch of jazz, blues, pop and rock. In other words, the music had something for everyone. Influenced by the likes of The Doors, Pink Floyd, Dave Mathews Band, Bob Dylan, Donovan, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, the name of the band Blues Cocoa, refers to the kind of music the band plays — old-school rock n roll and blues.

Music-lovers were seen tapping their feet and clapping their hands as they enjoyed the music played by the trio. Be it solos, own compositions or covers, the band managed to maintain the same efficiency in their performance throughout, and gave some effortlessly beautiful performances. One of the first songs that the Blues Cocoa started out with was Rivas’ piano solo. The three then went on to play covers of their musical influences. Hence, some classic numbers like Bob Dylan’s Knockin On Heaven’s Doors, Metallica’s Tuesday’s Gone and Dire Straits, Money For Nothing followed.

The three also played some of their own compositions like You Are Free and Disillusion, and many other covers, which included Dimension by Wolfmother. However, the band saved the best for the last as it played the eternal favourite of most rock-lovers, Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, and even did justice to it. 

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