AdvenChills '17 - A Weekend of Music & Adventure
The earth has music for those who listen, George Santayana famously said. Here's bringing you a night in the wilderness with music by Mellissa Dessa and the Audio Monkeys Collective. Add to that a dose of crazy adventure sports, and you've got yourself a weekend to look forward to!
About the Artists
Mellissa Dessa is an Acoustic/Indie artist from Bombay. A fashion designer by profession, Mellissa has been charming people with her tunes since she was 4 whilst singing in church choirs. She entered the Indie music scene when she was chosen to be a contestant on Colours Infinity's The Stage 2. Although her journey on the show was cut short, Mellissa went on to pursue music further and now performs at various venues all over Mumbai. Her music includes soul, reggae and pop and she also belts out smooth and stunning acoustic covers.
A singer and musician, Bryce plays the guitar, keyboards and drums. He has performed at the 'Celebrate Bandra' festival among others.
The Audio Monkeys Collective.
This band is a culmination of musicians working for the Audio Monkeys Talent Management Company. The Adventchill gig will feature Bryce Desa on rhythm guitar and Darshan Kadam on percussion
Metanoia is the moniker for guitarist/composer/producer Sujan Sengupta's solo project. Having played professionally around the country with different bands, Sujan joined forces with Revolt Art Technology as Metanoia in 2017. Combining varied influences, Metanoia's sound invites you to explore your mind with a sense of 'calm chaos'.
Electronic, indie, alternative and sometimes acoustic, Sheldon's music tends to cross genres resulting in a sound of its own. He now produces electronic music infused with these elements and tries to push the boundaries to break away from the conventional. His music is up on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon & 1000 other online digital distribution stores.
Akshay is an independent artist/singer/composer from Bombay. He is a trained Hindustani classical vocalist who's been on the music scene for 5 years now. He has played for Shraddha Kapoor and Anushka Sharma for the promotions of their movies like OK Jaanu and Phillauri. Recently he did a gig with Audio Monkeys at Raasta Bombay (Boom Selekta) Khar . His debut single called ‘Tu hai Yahi’ is on YouTube.
Pratik Khatanhar is the third monkey of the Talent Management Company called ‘Audio Monkeys’. He started out curating music gigs for the company and found himself slowly but steadily featuring with artists they managed. A closeted musician for the longest time, Pratik is now a professional singer/songwriter and plays with The Audio Monkeys Collective at different venues in Mumbai. His genres include Reggae and Rap.
He is an independent singer-songwriter who writes in Hindi/Urdu. He is part of an initiative called Zubaan, where he travels the country and presents his songs as informal street set-ups and ticketed concerts at venues like Hive, Mumbai and Jugmug Thela, Delhi, and college auditoriums like IIT Bombay, IIT BHU and MICA. He has performed across india and internationally, at Moscow. His invention Noori, an acoustic self-designed instrument, will have you hooked.
12.00pm - Arrive at the campground
1.00pm - Lunch at the lakeside, followed by Fisherman's excursion, lakeside boating and swimming
4.00pm - High tea with rest/play time. Location has a big play area, a lawn with soccer/TOW/board games as options
7.30pm - Gig starts with Abhishek Gamre ( Hindi acoustic set), followed by Sheldon Fonscensca (EnglishAcoustic set)
8.00pm - Bryce Desa (English Acoustic set )
8.30pm - Pratik Khatanhar (Jam/English/Hindi Acoustic set)
9.00 pm- Headliner Mellissa Dessa (English acoutic set with a few Hindi numbers) with Audio Monkeys Collective and Metanoia
9.30pm - Unwind with Kavish and Noori
10.30pm - Dinner and barbeque
9.00am - Breakfast with tea/coffee
11.00am - Checkout
Big Red Tent Karnala
Big Red Tent, Karnala. Kalhe village, Mumbai -Goa road, near Karnala bird sanctuary, Panvel Taluka, Raigad District, Maharashtra