Shanmukhananda Hall: Mumbai,
Dublin Square: Phoenix Marketcity,
Connecting the Dots of the Music Industry Again
23rd August 2018, Taj Lands End, Mumbai
World Music Day Festival
Date : 21st June 2018
Venue : Hard Rock Cafe in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, Gurgaon and Kolkata.
Artist : Thaikkudam Bridge (Worli, Mumbai), Mumbai’s first hip hop crew – Mumbai’s Finest along with Dee MC and MC Kaur (Andheri, Mumbai), popular band – Euphoria (New Delhi), Oorali (Hyderabad), Avial (Bengaluru), The Local Train (Gurgaon), Best Kept Secret (Pune) and Underground Authority (Kolkata).
1st IMI National Conclave 2018
Industry's Premier Expo on Music Production, Entertainment Technology & Event Production
Music Inc. is India’s largest Music Business marketplace creating an alliance between Brands, Music and Technology and is the first music business venture of Loudest.in and Exchange4media’s in the conference circuit. It is a two-day event taking place on the 12th & 13th of June, 2018. The event will take place at JW Marriott, Juhu, Mumbai.
The theme for the conference in its opening year is, is to bring together Brands, Music and Technology. The conversations and panel discussions are designed to throw light on the confluence of Music, Brands, Technology, and Marketers. The event is expected to see an audience of over 500 people.
The event is the brain child of by Mr. Anurag Batra, founder of Exchange4media who also acquired BW Businessworld 4 years back. The venture is led by Aparajita Misra, Editorial Lead and Founding member, Loudest.in who is also the design thinker and curator of the music conference.
Anurag Batra, the founder of Exchange4Media was quoted saying, “Digtilization and Technology is bringing human beings and audiences to music. More than ever, Indians are consuming more music and musical content and musicians are finding alternate revenue streams through digital and live. The Indian Music economy is becoming amongst the world’s largest and Spotify is launching in India soon. MUSIC INC is India’s first marketplace to bring music creators, businesses, entrepreneurs and brands together.”
Aparajita Misra, Editorial Lead and Founding member, Loudest.in shares "MTV Music Inc. by loudest.in has been built on the thought of creating a marketplace, uniting technology, brands, media & advertising, sports, with music. The conference has been curated with great detailing, ensuring every panel has equal representation in the audiences. Top industry leaders from across the sectors have come together to identify growth opportunities in the industry. And we have only gone stronger with the support of exchange4media & BW Businessworld. Informing, inspiring, connecting and celebrating the music industry."
Loudest.in has announced 70 speakers which includes Ellis Rich, ex chairman of PRS and Yvan Boudillet ex Warner Music France. He is currently working with Startup Sesame while he also started his own company TheLynk. Both Ellis Rich and Tvan Boudillet are visiting India for the first time and will be key note speakers at Music Inc.
The line-up also includes India’s own leaders Sabbas Joseph from Wizcraft Entertainment, Gurpreet Singh from One Digital Entertainment, Prashan Agarwal from Gaana.com, Priyanka Khimani from Anand & Anand & Khimani who was also the first Indian to speak at Grammy Week this year. The conference will also be graced by Bhushan Kumar- the Chairman and M.D of T-series along with rapper Badshah.
The line-up includes many other big names from corporate brands that have integrated music in their philosophy such as Llyod Mathias who worked previously with Tata Docomo and Motorola, Sahith Sethuraman from Bacardi and Samar Singh Shekhawat from United Breweries Limited. The panel is diversified to incorporate professionals from across various industries which includes the likes of Raj Nayak-the CEO of Colors Viacom18, Ashish Bhasin-the Chairman and CEO South Asia Dentsu Aegis Network, Vinod Bhanushali- the Global President of Marketing, Media & Publishing, T-Series, Tarun Katyal- the CEO of Zee5, BigFM, Ex Warner Music France, Saurabh Sharma- the Country Head of Smule, Shailendra Singh- the Former Joint MD at Percept Ltd & Inceptor of Sunburn and Rohit Pillai- the Associate Director Events & Partnerships, Bira 91. Staying true to its maxim the conference will also host an array of artists and contemporary personalities of the music and digital industries like Clinton Cerejo, Salim Merchant, Bhuvan Bam and Ananya Birla.
Date 9th & 10th June 2018
Venue: S.P.Jain Auditorium
06:30 PM ON 15 June2018
St. Andrew's Auditorium, 55, Saint Domnic Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
A TRIBUTE SHOW IN MEMORY OF JAZZ DRUMMER BUDDY RICH & CARNATIC KANJIRA ARTISTE G. HARISHANKAR - In the endeavor to highlight the best musicians in these fields, it is only fitting that we pay homage to the legends.Our event is one of its kind and special since it’s the FIRST time Buddy Rich is being celebrated in his Centennial year in India.
The oldest musical instrument ever known to mankind is the ROCK; even the Paleolithic Man couldn’t resist the urge to tap them together and start grooving! Percussion instruments have been in existence for thousands of years and we are going to focus on two instruments from the ocean of percussion music.
Buddy Rich-He is named the World’s Greatest Drummer by Modern Drummer magazine. He had 5 GRAMMYnominations to his name ; The Jazz Unlimited Immortals of Jazz Award; President’s Special MeritAward from the Recording Academy, just to name afew.The legendary Gene Krupa cited Rich as the greatest drummer ever to have drawn breath. he had collaborated with Indian legends like Ravi Shankar and Ustad Allah Rakha.
Shri G. Harishankar- considered the greatest Kanjira artist ever for his tonal quality, intricate playing techniques and speed. Kalaimamani Govinda Rao Harishankar, who belonged to a musically inclined family ushered the Kanjira into a special placeand went on to give it an international dimension.He became the torchbearer of the Pudukkottai tradition of playing Kanjira. Though he had a very short stint and passed away early, heachieved a lot of fame and love worldwide, as a soloist and also asan accompanist to other musicians.
The Performing Stars:
Ranjit Barot is a versatile musician drummer, music director, arranger and singer. He has world wide collaborations with leading artists from all genres of music.Born to legendary Kathak exponent Sitara Devi, melody and rhythm has always been an integral part of his life. He has been described by guitar legend John McLaughlin as "one of the leading edges in drumming“ and is part of the band “ John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension “, touring Europe
Bangalore N Amrit, is a globally-renowned musician, performer,and frame-drummer. He had the fortune of learning Khanjira from “Khanjira Maestro”Legendary Vidwan Sri G Harishankar. It is only fitting that he paystribute to his Guru. He is the youngest Khanjira Artist to be awarded with the “A-TOP GRADE” from the All India Radio, Govt. of India. His power-packed performances filled withversatility, speed and intricate pattern presentation merged withaesthetics, grace & beauty have fascinated large audiences and received critical acclaim all over the world..
Integrating The Future - Sound Light Audiovisual
Now in its 18th edition, PALM Expo is India’s foremost platform for stage, entertainment venue and music creation and production technology. The expo continues to grow year on year, with local and international pro audio, lighting, and audiovisual manufacturers convening to showcase cutting edge technology on the expo floor.
PALM expo on its part fulfills its mantra of providing a neutral platform, acknowledged and reputed for galvanizing sales and delivering business on the exhibit floor. In the past 17 glorious editions the show has become an industrial phenomenon, showcasing front line technological innovations, delivering abundant opportunities for brand building and networking, and fuelling the industry by connecting manufacturers and distributors with dealers and end-users.
Date : May 12th 2018.
Venue : kaifi azmi Amphitheater, Juhu, Mumbai,
Time : 5.45 pm onwards.
Deobrat Mishra ; Deobrat Mishra is an Indian Sitar, Surbahar and a music composer. He is an exponent of the Benares Gharana school of Hindustani classical music.His playing style is very original and unique in the sense that he plays Benarasi Thumri on the sitar, combining Dhrupad and Khayal styles of singing, creating a rare new style. He is a performing member of groups like India Meets Europe in Luxembourg. Indo-European Music Ensemble in Italy, Trio Benares and Embryo in Germany, and Open Strings in Austria, and Soul of Benares in India.
VIDWAN VICHOO IYER :A self taught genius and disciple of the famous violinist Sri. RexIssacs. He also played in lots of music albums, films. Started the band ‘Firefly’ and came out with own compositions which were covered by Asianet channel. Good reviews of the songs were brought out by the Indian Express, The Hindu and other Malayalam news papers. He cleared the Trinity College of Music, London, 8th grade exam in Classical guitar.At a tender age of 4, the journey and love for mridangam began under the tutelege of Shri. Mrudangam Samrat Shri. Parassala Ravi, Principal of Chembai school of Music and perfection continued under none other than Padmavibushan Shri. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman & Vidhwan Shri T.R. Rajamani (Son of the legendary maestro Mrudangam Vidhwan Padmavibushan Late Palghat Shri. T. S. Mani Iyer) for nearly two decades.
Vidwan AL Nath: At a tender age of 4, the journey and love for mridangam began under the tutelege of Shri. Mrudangam Samrat Shri. Parassala Ravi, Principal of Chembai school of Music and perfection continued under none other than Padmavibushan Shri. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman & Vidhwan Shri T.R. Rajamani (Son of the legendary maestro Mrudangam Vidhwan Padmavibushan Late Palghat Shri. T. S. Mani Iyer) for nearly two decades. Represented Indian delegation at the festival of India held at Brazil in 2011. Has performed in UK, Singapore, Malaysia. He is a part of the Fusion Band “Recharge” initiated by Tabla Vidwan Ms. Anuradha Pal.
Kum.Unmesha Athawale: Unmesha is learning Tabla for the past 16yrs. and is a student at Ustad Allarakha Institute Of Music under the guidance of Ustad Fazal Qureshi. She also learns with Dr. Anand Naigaonkar for the past 5 years. She has participated in Marathi Sa Re Ga Ma Pa ( music reality show on Zee Marathi, on the occasion of Ustad Allarakha's Birth Anniversary ( The Journey Continues ); Homage to Abbaji (3rd February); Accompanied Pt. Basant Kabra ( Sarod maestro ) on his Europe tour (Germany,Netherlands,Portugal) organized by ICCR.She is a recipient of Bharat Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Yuva Scholarship, 2013
B.R.Somasekhar Jois: B R Somashekar Jois is the most sought after, highly respected and much admired Konnakkol performer from India. He enthralls audiences with melodious renditions, intricate and complex patterns, clarity combined with unmatched speeds, all loaded in his unique vocal timbre. He has gained distinction as the only main stream Konnakkol artist dedicated wholly to the art form. His innovative techniques have helped Instrumental & Percussive ensembles gain a distinct flavor. It is his passionate delivery that has catapulted his career as a Solo Artist into the International Arena. He is a Media Professional, Radio Trainer, Audio Engineer, Music Composer-Programmer, Mridangam Artist, Vocalist and Theatre Personality.
Gopi Shravan: Gopi Shravan, Started his Initial Training in Mridangam under Vidwan A V Anand. He is pursuing higher training in Morching under Vidwan Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma & is pursuing higher training under Vidwan Arun Kumar and Shri Gino Banks. In 2015, out of 250 entries from around the world in a Talent Hunt organized by 'DUMRU- Rhythm Festival of India‘ he won the 1st prize. He plays in various genres like Classical, Classical Fusion, Jazz, Rock, Progressive and so on…
American Music Awards to Air Live Tuesday, October 9 2018
The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists. The show is one of the biggest music shows in the world and is seen in more than 160 countries.American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.
The “American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are executive producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are producers.
Artist : Westlife's Brian and Boyzone's Keith have created Boyzlife
Date & Time : 19th May 2018 at Mumbai and 20th May 2018 at Bengaluru.
Venue: Phoenix Marketcity: Kurla, Mumbai
Percept Live, the creators of Sunburn, Asia's biggest music festival, brings down the legendary 'Boyzlife' under their Live Intellectual Property, 'FLY'. Percept Live is all geared to bring to India the much loved and very successful Brian McFadden of Westlife and the iconic and ever popular Keith Duffy of Boyzone. The boys respectively, are joining forces for a show for the very first time in India which will be held on 19th May 2018 at Mumbai and 20th May 2018 at Bengaluru.
Percept Live's 'FLY' Music Festival is an International Live Music Festival cutting across multiple genres that brings together the biggest and most legendary names in the world of live music entertainment
Titled as "Boyzlife Live", the concert will feature the perfect blend of the greatest hits of Boyzone and Westlife to celebrate the success of each of their chart-topping bands
Brian McFadden's debut solo single "Real to Me" topped the charts in the UK, Ireland and across Europe, becoming one of the biggest radio airplay hits that year across the continent. He followed this up with three more solo No. 1 singles and a platinum status in Australia where he resides. Some of Westlife's chartbusting hits include "Swear It Again," "My Love," "Fool Again," "Queen of My Heart," "I Have a Dream," "Uptown Girl," "I Need You," "Soledad," "All or Nothing," and "Seasons in the Sun".
Keith Duffy, on the other hand, has enjoyed success as a member of Boyzone, which was one of Europe's most successful Boybands in the 1990s and the years that followed. Some of the group's greatest hits are "No Matter What," "I Love the Way You Love Me," "Words," "Baby Can I Hold You" and "Love Me for a Reason".
The Boyzlife show has already been performed for over 20,000 adoring fans since the pair came together in 2016
Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy, Boyzlife stated, "We are so excited to come to India and sing all of our hits from Boyzone and Westlife. It's going to be a great night, and I hope to see all of our fans there. We both are super exited and looking forward to the India tour.''
Manuj Agarwal, CEO, Percept Live said, The Boyzlife India Tour is our attempt to scale up in order to reach a different crowd without compromising on the experience and quality of the FLY Intellectual Property.
@Percept Live @Keith Duffy @Brian McFadden @Boyzone @Westlife @FLY Music Festival @Sampada Waingankar @Manuj Agarwal,
Artist : Jazz Vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway
Date & Time : Thursday 19th April 2018 at 7.00 pm.
Venue: Balgandharva Rangmandir, Opp St. Theresa Church, Bandra (West)
Jus Jazz 2018 is presented by VH1 and Jazz Addicts LLP comprising of Pradip Bhatia and Apurva Agarwal.
Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, having made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Voted recently by Broadwayworld.com as "Performer of the Year"
Her unique singing style that blends jazz and traditional pop, making Ann a born entertainer.She is best known for Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! Besides, writing and singing for the theme song in the hit TV series The Nanny. Callaway is a Platinum Award winning writer whose songs are featured on seven of Barbra Streisand's recent CD's.
The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, Rolf Lovland and Barbara Carroll to name a few.
Performing along with Ann is Ted Rosenthal an American Jazz pianist He has performed worldwide with many Jazz Greats including Gerry Mulligan,Art Farmer,Phil Woods and Jon Faddis. Playing on Upright Acoustics Base is Gianluca Liberatore and Aron Nyiro who plays the Drums will be part of her Jazz ensemble.
@Jus Jazz 2018 @VH1 @Jazz Addicts LLP @ PradipBhatia @ApurvaAgarwal @Ted Rosenthal (pianist)
@Gianluca Liberatore (bass Guitar) @Aron Nyiro (Drums) @David Vaz
Saturday, 21 April, 2018, 7:00 PM
BKC Rd, Mumbai, Maharashtra
OneRepublic is an American pop rock band formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2002 by lead vocalist Ryan Tedder and guitarist Zach Filkins. It also consists of guitarist Drew Brown, bassist and cellist Brent Kutzle, and drummer Eddie Fisher. The band first achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act. In late 2003, after OneRepublic played shows throughout the Los Angeles area, a number of record labels approached the band with interest, but the band ultimately signed with Velvet Hammer, an imprint of Columbia Records. They made their first album with producer Greg Wells during the summer and fall of 2005 at his studio, Rocket Carousel, in Culver City, California. The album was originally scheduled for release on June 6, 2006, but the group was dropped by Columbia two months before the album ever came out. The lead single of that album, "Apologize", was released on April 30, 2006, on Myspace and received some recognition there, becoming number one on the Myspace charts.
In 2007, OneRepublic released their debut album, Dreaming Out Loud. Its lead single, "Apologize", was notably remixed by Timbaland, becoming a huge international success, reaching number one in sixteen countries and subsequently earning them a Grammy Award nomination. The second single, "Stop and Stare", mirrored its predecessor's success. The album was later certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The band's second album, Waking Up (2009), produced the singles "All the Right Moves", "Secrets", "Marchin On", and "Good Life", with the latter reaching the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100.
OneRepublic's third album, Native (2013), became the band's first top ten album on the Billboard 200, and highest charting album to date, charting at number four. The lead single, "If I Lose Myself", charted within the top ten in several countries, while the album's third single, "Counting Stars", became the band's most successful single in recent years, obtaining top five placements in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, the U.S. and the UK. This marks their highest charting single in the United Kingdom to date. It has also peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100, matching their highest peak of "Apologize" in 2007.
On October 7, 2016, OneRepublic released Oh My My, their fourth studio album, which featured a number of collaborators, including Cassius, Peter Gabriel, and Santigold. Preceded by the singles "Wherever I Go", released on May 13, 2016, and "Kids", released on August 12, 2016, it was recognized as a change in their sound in contrast to previous albums by both critics and the band itself. In 2017, the band released the singles "No Vacancy", "Truth to Power", "Stranger Things" with Kygo and "Rich Love". To date, the band has sold approximately over 50 million records worldwide.
Venue: Hall of Culture, Nehru Centre, Discovery of India Section, Worli
Date : Sat 17th Feb 2018 at 6.30 p.m
Ustad Irshad Khan is accompanied by Uday Ramdas on Tabla. He is the son and disciple of Ustad Imrat Khan, and nephew of Ustad Vilayat Khan, Irshad, dubbed as the “Mozart of Indian Music” (Isthmus,Milwaukee U.S.A.), is one of the foremost representatives of a musical heritage unprecedented in India. He is the torchbearer of the younger generation of the leading school of Sitar, known as the Imdadkhani Etawa Gharana.
Internationally recognized as one of the greatest living Sitar players and as the leading Surbahar (bass sitar) exponent of his generation, his expertise in both instruments ascends from the distinctiveness of his technique and mental prowess. His style is followed and inspires many formative and professional sitar players of his generation.
His phenomenal control of the intricate “gayaki-ang”(vocal) and “tantra-ang”(instrumental) styles, whether performing traditionalragas, or musical forms outside Indian classical, stimulates the imagination. Constantly searching for new ways to communicate with audiences, he transcends cultural barriers turning each performance into a spellbinding and unforgettable experience.
A child prodigy, his international debut at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, was only at 13. At 18, he made history by becoming the youngest soloist to perform at one of the most prestigious international music festivals
held in London, known as the Indian All Night Concert at the Proms. He has played in over 40 countries and the
Founder / President of Universal Academy for Musicians, based in Ontario and Mumbai, he conducts workshops, lectures and masterclasses in various educational institutions.
As his students come from different musical backgrounds – jazz, flamenco, African and Western classical, his Academy promotes cross-cultural collaborations and exchanges between different musical cultures. Their mandate is to preserve and propagate the particular strengths of Indian music. Says Irshad, “You are never too old to learn music, but you do need the time to practice. If you didn’t get the chance to take music lessons when you were a kid, be assured that it’s never too late. Indian classical music is one of the best tools for energizing or soothing your soul and boasts of perhaps the most sophisticated systems of rhythmic structures and patterns, as well as its emphasis on improvisation.”
Navrasa Duende Global Carnival2018 unveils the most amazing line-up of performing artists that India has ever seen. The National Capital is all set to host over 400 performing artists, including 200 top international artists, spanning Opera to Orchestra, Jazz to EDM, Indian Classical to Hip-Hop, and Sufi to Bollywood, all on one mega platter called Navrasa Duende Global Carnival 2018!
Barely a few days from now, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium shall come alive with some of the biggest international names from the world of arts & entertainment, serenading New Delhi with a series of Live Shows. While some are referring to it as the most staggering artist line-up to ever perform in India, some are already calling it the biggest melting pot of arts & entertainment the nation has ever witnessed.
A brainchild of leading Indian arts & entertainment production house ‘Navrasa Duende’, the Navrasa Duende Global Carnival 2018, scheduled from 23rd till 25th February 2018 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, is all set to deliver a neck to neck line-up of 20 Live Showsfeaturing over 200 top international artists from 15 countries, apart from 200 artists from India, spanning 20 different genres of performing arts.The most astounding factisthat it’s all happening at one single venue, inter-woven between 3 Live Stages, spread out across 3 days flat.So wide is the spread of performing arts genres getting showcased at this Carnival, that irrespective of whether you’re an Opera lovingseptuagenarian, or an EDM crazy teenager, an outright Jazz addict, or a devotee of Indian Classical, you can look forward to getting served exactly your kind of Music & Arts at this mélange of global arts & entertainment.
Amongst the most anticipated of performances at the Navrasa Duende Global Carnival 2018, arethe London Festival Opera’sinternationally successful show ‘A Night at the Opera’, a tribute to some of the world’s most famous romantic compositions of the 19th& 20th centuries by the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra with their show ‘Romancing the Romantic Era’, globally celebrated masters of Jazz & Crossover, namelyPeter Cincotti, A J Crore and Loiuz Banks, in an immersive afternoon of curation called ‘Jazz +’, and ‘EDM Night’, featuring the global gods of the genre, SIGMA, ALPHA9, AFISHAL and ANISH SOOD. And that’s just the beginning. One can also look forward to the hugely popular Latin American dance theatre group called Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, to the Berlin-based global sensation called Flying Steps coming in with their own version of Break Dance on classical Bach, to the likes of SangeetMartand Pandit Jasraj, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia andUstaadShujaat Khancoming together with an eclectic confluence of Indian Classical. In fact, as the highlight of the show ‘Maestros’ Duende’, Pandit Jasraj and Shujaat Khan get together for an epic Jugalbandi too!Other star attractions include the celebrated American troupe Rainbow Dance Theatre, world dance champs D’Intensity Breakers, Jinjo Crew and Kryptonite, Ashley Lobo’sNavdhara India Dance Theatre, Kuchipudi legends Raja Radha Reddy, and popular Indian artists including Rekha Bhardwaj, Javed Ali, Raghu Dixit Band, Indian Ocean, Sivamani, Hari Sukhmani, Jasleen Royal, Soulmate, Advaita, Nizami Bandhu, RewbenMashangva, Lou Majaw, and the world famous Gulabo & Team from Rajasthan.
Slotted as a high spirited celebration of global arts & entertainment, this 3-day spectacle also includes colourful Carnival Parades featuring costumed dancers with flaming colours, over 20 offbeat world movie screenings, topped by a 35 acre spread of Carnival Fanfare. One of the key attractions is the 5-acre Global Food Village being specially created, aimed at dishing out some of the world’s most delectable cuisines, along with full service bars and fine dining service. With an expected footfall of over 1 Lac discerning lovers of arts & entertainment, the Navrasa Duende Global Carnival 2018 is all set to rock the National Capital like never before. Tickets are live and running out fast on Book My Show, their exclusive ticketing partner for the extravaganza!
Uli Jon Roth aka “Father of Neo-Classical Metal Genre”, a guitar legend and one of the most important innovators of the electric guitar. He was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, on Dec 18, 1954.In 1973, Uli joined the Scorpions and recorded five albums with them, these were Fly To The Rainbow (1974), In Trance (1975), Virgin Killer (1976) and Taken by Force (1977). Uli's farewell album was a live in 1978 - Tokyo Tapes. It is generally recognized as one of the great live-albums in the history of rock music and has influenced scores of younger musicians. In 2006, the Scorpions performed a reunion concert and he also founded a teaching facility in Los Angeles and named it Sky Academy with the purpose of sharing his musical philosophy. In 2013 Uli recorded Scorpions Revisited, a double album consisting entirely of his favorite early Scorpions songs which were given an exciting new lease of life.
#43 Greatest Rock Guitarists of the 70s
#65 Best Metal Guitarists
Inventor of Sky Guitar
Founder of Sky Academy
Nesco Complex, Western Express Highway,
Located in a former mill, the Mumbai outpost of the US chain of resto-bars has a mixed reputation among the city's musicians. In the first couple of years after opening, in 2006, indie rock acts were often asked to include a stipulated number of cover songs in their set lists. These days, Hard Rock Café, which hosts gigs every Tuesday and Thursday night, sticks mostly to cover bands, with a couple of dates a month spared for indie groups. Skip these gigs, and come here only for the ticketed events, when one of the seating areas is cleared to make room for a larger stage, for performances by Indian indie icons (folk-fusion veterans Indian Ocean, electro-rock superstars Pentagram), international chart toppers (Wyclef Jean, Jay Sean) or club-packing DJs (Bob Sinclair, Paul van Dyk). Be warned, though: the waiters break into a synchronised jig every time the Village People's "YMCA" comes on.
Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli, + 91 22 2438 2888, Hardrockindiablog.com. Open daily noon-1.30am. Performance times and entrance fees vary