Alluri featuring Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols live in Mumbai: With a sound that melds a gamut of aspects into a distinctive whole,Alluri is a genre-hopping, internationally known indie singer, songwriter, composer, who now splits his time between Italy, India, and the UK. He will be taking the stage at some very iconic venues in India this August to bring alive his unique tunes. Sharing the stage with him willbe none other than Glen Matlock, bass guitarist in the original line-up of the punk rock bandthe Sex Pistols. Also on stage are saxophonist Domenico Mamone - who has played with the likes of Red Hot Chilli Peppers & Tom Jones, bassist Roberto Dragonetti - who tours with NicCester, (frontman of Jet) and Calibro 35, Davide Arzuffi on drums - a musician &; teacher at
some of the top music schools in Italy, and keyboardist Pietro Ubaldi - the music director & keyboardist of & Ghostbusters Live”. Together, they promise to bring the stage alive with their electrifying combination of energy, passion, and love for music & its manynuances. Once the stage goes silent, Dj Russel, one of India’s top retro/rock disc jockeys will take over the console, to keep the vibe going.
“There is something truly unique about this gig for us as we have played around Europe and
India but never in Mumbai and are thus really excited to do this at Hard Rock in Worli,”
points out Shriram Alluri. “Music royalty such as Glen joining us on stage is the icing on the
cake. It will be our first time playing with him! These firsts will make for an exhilarating gig.
We kick off our set with a mix of my Telugu and English songs, followed by Glen doing a
brief solo set, after which we will all perform together. We plan to leave it all on the stage
and hope to bring the ceiling down.”
Then, in a first-of-its-kind project ever in India, Alluri is bringing together a collaborative live Telugu rock music concert in Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad on August 18. The
concert, in partnership with Italian musicians Paolo Raineri (trumpet), Roberto Dragonetti
(bass), Davide Arzuffi (drums), Pietro Ubaldi (keyboard), alluri (vocals/electric guitar), along
with Hyderabad musicians Ranga (flute) & Murli (tabla), is a ground-breaking venture that
will be a congregation of the very best talent, and will enable a new generation of fans to
see, hear, and feel Alluri’s music in a previously unimagined way.
“I will be playing 12 songs from my album O Katha: Tales of This Telugu Man. I had written
this album three years ago when I was suffering from an identity crisis after having
exclusively written songs only in English. I have played these songs in England, France, and
Estonia; hence singing these songs in Hyderabad finally is an absolute thrill. There will be
some old Telugu covers too. An exciting local talent will be opening the show, so it is going
to be an exciting night and I believe nobody in Hyderabad should miss it,” adds Alluri.
There will be a one on one press meet with Shriram Alluri & Glen Matlock on August 8. Do let
us know if you can be a part of this, as this is an invite-only meet.
Get ready for a rocking and electrifying August that is sure to remain in your musical
memory for some time to come.
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