Prelude to Firepod a rock show which will mark the beginning of an Annual rock event planned to be held later in the year called Firepod where local talent will come up and perform. The main aim here is to encourage local talent and a Guitar and Drum Workshop, will be held 2 hours before the show begins. Anyone with the ticket will be allowed to enter the stage area and attend this brief workshop. Ideally aimed towards adding more exposure to bands and artistes performing on stage can use this platform as a sense of direction to begin with.
The Prelude to FirePOD, will be held on 20th June, at 6:00 at Millennium Gardens.
The bands performing are IDIOTEQUE & NH4.
Vivek Sagar – Guitars, Vocals, Switching bass.
Indranil Roy – Guitars, Vocals, Switching bass.
Amit Nilgar – Drums.
Key Influences: Radiohead, ACDC, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and many more others mostly classic rock, alternative and metal.
Although their influences vary in many forms, you can expect Idioteque to put up a nice set list of Classic Rock hits. The local doctor boys are up with this emergency operation to infuse life into Belgaum’s rock and roll scene.
Rahul Deshpande – Vocals, Guitars
Ajay Deshpande – Guitars
Nikhil Shevade – Bass
Amar Kulkarni – Drums
Key Influences – Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden etc.
Although the list is from a band perspective, and each member carries a very distinct preference in music, their love for native town Belgaum and their deep conviction in getting some Rock Music action back into Belgaum gets you to watch NH4 showcase their taste of the classic era. Otherwise influences are as varied as Ajay into heavy progressive rock, Nikhil into Jazz and Blues, Rahul into Progressive and classic rock and Amar into Heavy Metal and Indian carnatic music at the same time!!
Expect to find the boys of the old school rock to have a good time on stage entertaining you with the best of classic all timers!
Sound Engineering: The key idea of the event being awareness of live Rock music for bands in Belgaum a special attention is placed on the Sound.
The sound engineering is highly professional, managed and engineered by Nikhil Mulay, a Sound Specialist graduating from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune and having with him experience of having worked with many international bands like jazz band Saskia Laroo of Amsterdam, Aurora Jane from Australia and almost all big Indian Bands like Agnee, Strange Brew, Silver, Manasi Scott.
Nikhil Mulay also engineers live stage sound at the prestigious HARD ROCK CAFE, Pune and Soulmate, Pune, both being Pune’s hotspots for live shows promoting Rock Music.
NH4 and Nikhil Mulay will share experiences of live stage performances and sound in a Sound, Guitar and Drum Workshop, 2 hours before the show begins. Anyone with the ticket will be allowed to enter the stage area and attend this brief workshop. Ideally aimed towards adding more exposure to bands and artistes performing on stage can use this platform as a sense of direction to begin with.
So all those rock lovers, be ready to ROCK !
You can mail Amar for more details of the event: [email protected]