Tuesday, August 02, 2011

A tribute to CUBAN ALL STARS - by Dibs & Friends

July 30th, 2011 saw Dibs (Dibyendu Mukherjee) team up with friends - ex-bandmates from the former line up of popular Latin band Orient Express - to conjure up some Latin magic at Someplace Else @ The Park, Kolkata, much to the delight of fans and revelers! A very special night indeed, with some very special music...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Saturday Night Blues Band featuring Ehsaan Noorani - July 23rd, 2011 @ SPE

July 23rd, 2011, 10.15pm: An expectant full-house crowd eagerly waited for the evening's gig to begin. People had started trickling in to Someplace Else @ the Park, Kolkata from around 8.30 pm, and by the time the band was ready to take the stage, the place was packed! One needed to jostle just to move around, leave alone making one's way towards the stage...

At 10.20pm, Jayanta Dasgupta of The Saturday Night Blues Band (SNB for short) took the stage and introduced Jasbeer Singh, head honcho of Fender guitars in India. Shaukat Ali (Chuku) was honored as an endorsee of Fender guitars, after which the band, along with the man who the crowd had come to see - Ehsaan Noorani of SEL fame - took the stage.

What followed was an evening of enthralling music, where musicianship and the sheer energy of the band members was matched in no small measure by the cheering of the crowd! To make it a night to remember, Chiro (Chiradeep Lahiri), who was in Kolkata on vacation, was invited on stage to jam with the band. And later, Anita and Tanya joined Arunima on stage to create some more magic!

All in all, it was one of the city's best gigs in quite some time, and it left the crowd screaming for more when the band decided to end the show at 2.15 am!

Here are some pics from the show. Enjoy!