Three chords which changed three lives

Three chords which changed three lives

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Three chords which changed three lives

Last Saturday night was a memorable one as AVI and The Uprising produced a perfect blend of music which made the crowd groove to their music at Coopers Grill and Bar. The band’s performance was a treat to watch as the trio Avijit Misra aka Avi (vocals and guitar), Rigden (again guitar and vocals) and Amit (on percussion) gave some splendid music and entertained the music lovers.

“The crowd went nuts when we played our song Love. We got everyone to sing and then soon the dance floor was packed. Everyone sang along to Wahe Guru and Climate Change Man as well. The funky rhythm of Tamasic Electric Tools saw a perfect end to the set with the crowd dancing madly. We loved it when after the show we had discussions with various members in the audience who wanted to know more about Third World Superpower Traffic Lights - a song I had written about disparity of wealth in India as seen through the eyes of a street child performer,” said Avijit after their performance.

A word says what a thousand pictures can’t, and three chords changed the world for Avi and The Uprising. Musically, the band is firmly rooted in American folk, blues and 60’s rock while integrating diverse influences like opera, Bollywood and stadium rock. Their Indianness is an organic reflection of the crazy melting point of contemporary India while steering clear of the guitar, tabla and snake charmer type jamboree. The band has recently concluded a successful Australian tour, performed in Delhi Bacardi Weekender NH7 festival and is currently working on their much awaited album ‘Eyes on the radio’.

The trio’s sound draws inspiration from everything aqueous and cool and their  music is dynamic, whimsical and tells a story. They also performed their new songs like Old Bombay, Eulogy, One Connection, Third World Superpower Traffic Lights, Lover, One Connection, No woman no cry, Hound Dog and Atlantis while presenting a different interpretation of older songs like Who, Rebirth and Tamasic Electric Tools.

The trio is also working on interpreting a few classics from the likes of Bob Dylan, Elvis and Johnny Cash etc. done in their own unique style.

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