Gimme a Key!
Gimme a Key!
|Ticket Price:||₹ 300|
|Genre:||Western Music Festival|
|Age:||13 years and above|
|Cast:||Thermal and a Quarter, The Sylvester Trio, Mud Road, By2Blues|
|Location:||JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066|
Gimme a Key! – Jagriti’s Western Music Festival will host professional performances by some of the biggest names in the Western Music circuit of Bangalore.
The morning shows over the weekend will host performances by upcoming artistes from music schools across Bangalore, giving them the opportunity to perform in the intimate space of Jagriti
Evening show line-up:
Thermal and a Quarter has been around since 1996 and is one of Bangalore's biggest and most renowned rock bands. They have released 7 albums, including the first Indian concept album and the first triple album from the continent. They have toured with their music through the USA, Europe and Asia.(Tickets for morning show - Rs. 250)
- Bruce Lee Mani: Guitar and Vocals
- Rajeev Rajagopal: Drums
- Leslie Charles: Bass and Backing Vocals
The Sylvester Trio has an impeccable sense of performance, with musical sensibilities that apply across genres.
Their roots lie in Contemporary Rock, Indie, and Funk Rock. They stem from the genius of the Beatles, John Mayer, Steely Dan, and the Dave Matthews Band. They branch out into their own heady mix, taking a leaf out of each influence, but becoming their own unique system of sound.
Since 2016, The Sylvester Trio has been performing across India at festivals, pubs, and corporate events enthralling audiences with a clean conventional setup of electric guitar, bass, and drums.
The Trio creates equal magic, if not better, with a quieter setting of acoustic guitar, bass/piano, and cajon. In fact, they pride themselves on their impeccably flawless harmonies at acoustic gigs.
-Sylvester Pradeep – Front Man and Vocals
-Joel Rozario – Drums, Percussion and Vocals
-Snehal Pinto – Bass and Vocals
Mud Road is a band that comprises of best friends with musical roots as similar as they come. With influences from Country to Gospel, Blues to Rock ’n Roll, their soulful harmonies and stripped down instrumental breaks make for compelling live music. Their versatile repertoire is groovy, eclectic and fun, as they take you for a ride down memory lane with yesterday’s classics and with a few twists to some current favourites.
- Sheridan Brass: Vocals
- Daniel Selvaraj: Vocals + Drums + Percussions
- Joshua Selvaraj: Vocals + Acoustic Guitar
- Aashish Paul: Bass Guitar (Session Musician)
- Karun Verghese: Lead Guitar (Session Musician)
By2Blues was founded by Ananth Menon and Vasudev Prabhu in 2011. After several successful gigs as a duo, By2Blues inducted Joe Anthony into the band in 2015. Today, By2Blues is a well-known classic blues trio. United by a deep and abiding love for the blues, Ananth, Dev and Joe present the blues with refreshing simplicity and honesty. By2Blues plays classic blues and a bit of blues-rock in a highly original style. The band’s unique sound is a blend of powerful vocals, rock-solid rhythm and honkin’ harmonica. The band has an eclectic repertoire comprising several of their own compositions and interesting versions of popular songs by blues legends such as Stevie Ray, Clapton, Junior Wells, Muddy Waters, Paul Butterfield, Keb Mo, Billy Branch, Taj Mahal, CCR, Neil Young, Robert Johnson, Willie Dixon and several other legends.
The trio is often hailed for being true to the blues as an art form and for weaving together a sound that can be surprisingly big.
-Ananth Menon – Guitar and Vocals
-Vasudev Prabhu – Harmonica
-Joe Anthony – Percussion
Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances, with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings, and an attached restaurant- 'The Fat Chef'. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.
The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry.
The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.
Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.