Time to rock

Musical evening

It was a treat for rock and metallic music lovers at the two-day-long WORME (World of Rock Metallic and Electronica) music festival. Zorba reverberated with some head-banging musical performances from different cities and live shows by prominent names from the fraternity.

It seemed that the festival had something for every one - from rock, fusion and metal to blues and jazz, the music was wide-ranging and all inclusive.

WORME’s second edition kicked off with performances by Perpetual Void, The Beat Route from Mumbai and the Uncertainty Principle from Delhi. Perpetual Void from Hyderabad was disappointing. Mumbai-based The Beat Route however, was able to revive some interest.

Vocalist Gregory Sharma grabbed the attention with, Dreaming with eyes open and Many kings. Guitarist Vignesh Iyer and bass player Vibhas Patil supported Gregory well and the audience loved their  performance.  

But it was the Uncertainty Principle, the Delhi-based band, who managed an instant rapport with the audience. The lead vocalist Raghav Meattle took to the mike with his favourite songs ‘Everyday in my Life’ and ‘Stigma’ and brought the house down with fans screaming for more.

The progressive rock band showed no sign of slowing down. Since Kolkata based band Buddha Therapy could not make it to the festival, the winners of last year’s WORME fest, The Urban Early Men, a funk/alternative band took to the stage to perform classical rock, taking their inspiration from Pink Floyd and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

After rock and metallic, the audience was treated to pure ‘folk rock’ by Raghu Dixit. Dressed in a colourful dhoti and kurta with ghungroo on his feet and strumming a guitar, Raghu and team brought alive folk music from the South.

He also rendered some compositions from his old and upcoming new album. Hey bhagwan, Masti ki basti, Yaadon ki kyaaari and his popular number Mysore se aayi was a delight for the audience.

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