Of foot-tapping tracks

CLASSIC ROUTE

Of foot-tapping tracks

 A section of the audience.

An eclectic group of young musicians, bound together by a common love of classic and progressive rock music, jammed at the Reliance TimeOut store entertaining the crowd with a selection of old favourites. They got the audience rocking... literally.

Named Prometheus after the Greek God of  forethought, the Bangalore-based rock band that was formed in the early 90’s, plays the ever popular foot-tapping numbers from the classic greats like Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, songs and music that will never really lose their appeal or charm.

“We are bound together by our love of music, that ranges from classic to
progressive rock, and we especially love the good old rockers who never fail to
inspire and move us,” says Sanjit Ambalayam, a vocalist, who also plays
the keyboard, a natural offshoot from his early piano lessons.

Since its inception, the band’s line-up has included Luke (lead vocals), Sagar (lead and rhythm guitar), Vipin (bass guitar) and Ujay (rhythm and backing vocals). The rocking young group meet every week regularly to practice for their gigs.

Starting off with a number from the Gospel Rock band Blood Good called All Stand together, the group took the impromptu audience of shoppers and music lovers, that had congregated around the stage, through a series of numbers from the 80s gradually moving backwards a decade or two and ending with The World is Gonna Know from the band Mr Big.

“We haven’t yet started writing our own music but that is definitely on the
cards sometime in the near future. Today, with several line-up changes at the
band, we are focusing on authentic rock music as practiced by the good-old rock gurus.”
“We like to cover songs from 70s, 80s and 90s...

We draw inspiration from the bands like Toto, Winger, Extreme, Dream Theatre, Doobie Brothers, Led Zeppelin and Whitesnake while improvising our own style for the future music releases of Prometheus,” adds Sanjit.

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