The beautiful weather on Saturday, along with its light drizzle, proved to be a perfect setting for a concert involving old English tracks. This was a show by the Bangalore-based band, Baked Beans, who performed at the Reliance TimeOut on Cunningham Road as part of the Reliance TimeOut Rock Festival 2010.
With Aditya on vocals and guitars, and Hemanth on guitars, Baked Beans entertained the music lovers and customers of the store with their rendition of popular English songs.
The boys started with the classic track Revolution by Tracy Chapman. “We have a whole bunch of songs for you all so just stay around,” promised Aditya. And his kept up to his promise for the rest of the evening as the duo performed some great numbers like Break On Through (To the Other Side) by The Doors and Steppenwolf’s Born To Be Wild.
As people went back in time with these timeless classics and shook their heads to the music, the songs just got better. The duo performed Crazy Little Thing Called Love, one of the most popular songs by the band Queen. This was followed by Wonderwall, a song by Oasis, and two songs of Creedence Clearwater Revival — Proud Mary and Suzie Q.
But the favourite of the crowd was undoubtedly, Knockin On Heaven’s Door by Guns N’ Roses for which, Hemanth played the harmonica. It was a beautiful acoustic version of the classic rock song. “The next song is a weird one. It’s neither a rock nor a club song. We are presenting an acoustic version of this one. Let’s see if you can guess it,” said Aditya, as the duo performed the latest dance hit — My Dream Is To Fly by Yves Larock.
This was followed by Elvis Presley’s You Ain’t Nothing But A Hound Dog and The Police’s Roxanne. Aditya rendered a great mix of George Michael’s Faith and Kailash Kher’s Allah Ke Bande, with someone from the crowd even asking him to perform Allah Ke Bande once again.
The evening came to a close with the two’s performance of The Beatles’ All My Loving.
Said Nikhil, a music lover present at the event, “It was a pleasant surprise to walk into the store and hear some nice live music being played by Baked Beans. All the songs they played were extremely apt for the place.”