Kasauli Rhythm & Blues, 2018
Kasauli Rhythm and Blues (KRBF) is Genesis Foundation’s flagship annual music festival running in its 7th edition.
Spread over the scenic mountains of Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, the festival is organized at Baikunth Resort. A mecca for music enthusiasts interested in listening to a diverse pool of established and upcoming talent, the festival has delivered some of the most exceptional live performances – from the mesmerizing Usha Uthup, Shilpa Rao, Lesle Lewis, Rabbi Shergill to the flavoursome Sonam Kalra and Kutle Khan Sufi Collective amongst others in the past. This year, the event will be held on the Easter weekend of March 30- 31, 2018.
This music festival was conceived by Genesis Foundation in 2012 with a view to grow its community of donors and well-wishers. Believing strongly that music is a positive and participatory force, funds raised at the festival will be utilized towards the medical treatment for critically ill, under privileged children suffering with heart disorders. The children supported by GF belong to families with an income of Rs 10,000 per month. The artists perform for the cause and bring together music lovers, corporates, high net-worth individuals celebrating life and melody. All in stride of saving little hearts.
For more information log on to, http://genesis-foundation.net/
Artist Line - Up (Day 1 - March 30)
A popular acoustic band from Delhi, Unplugged draw their musical influences and inspiration from rock, folk and country music. They are a collaboration between Aditya Jassi (lead singer, songwriter and guitarist), Manish Gunthey (singer and guitarist), Ashwani Verma (drums) and Abhay Sharma (saxophone). The band performs a mix of Bollywood contemporary covers and retro Hindi music, English pop, rock and contemporary music. Unplugged enthrals audiences with their outstanding musical performances.
Recently, they opened for singer Guru Randhawa at India’s biggest food festival – The Grub Fest. Other venues they have also performed at are The Flying Saucer Café, Monkey Bar, Depot 48, The Electric Room and Farzi Café.
Thermal And A Quarter
Thermal And A Quarter (TAAQ) is a path-breaking band from Bangalore, India. TAAQ describes its music as "Bangalore Rock;" an eclectic mix of genres with a sensibility that is uniquely global while retaining the essence of this South Indian city. Through the last decade, they have played all over India and toured across the world from London, to Dublin, New York, Dallas, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bahrain, Maldives and many more. They have released seven studio albums and opened for acts like Guns N’ Roses and Deep Purple, and won several awards for individual musicianship as well as overall contribution to Indian rock.
Born in Trichur, Kerala, Suraj Jagan is best known as one of the pioneers of the Indian rock scene. With a career spanning from 1988 to present time, he has established himself as a versatile singer with songs ranging from the Stardust award winning "Give Me Some Sunshine" (3 Idiots) to rock songs, 'Zehreelay' (Rock On) & India’s introduction to "Dub Step," "Aafaton Ke Parinde" from the film Ishaqzaade. He has also had the great honour of singing for the legendary music composer Ilaiyaraaja, for the critically acclaimed 2015 Bollywood film 'Shamitabh,' and also worked with Grammy Award winner – Padamshree PT, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and his son Saurabh Bhatt.
Artist Line - Up (Day 2 - March 31)
A band that repute themselves as being infectiously happy. When Chai Met Toast takes inspiration from the lighter side of life to create music that is heart-warming, happy and smile worthy. The newest band from the land of coconuts, they gained fans quickly with a special acoustic setup and a unique band of infectious happy music which transcends age, genre and even language.
Their music, while rooted in the best traditions of rock, takes the listener on uninhibited flights to spaces that traverse folk, blues and psychedelia, wrapped in an ambient sound that is familiar yet elusive.
Parvaaz comprises of Khalid Ahamed (vocals & guitar), Kashif Iqbal (guitar & vocals), Sachin Banandur (drums & percussion) and Fidel D’Souza (bass guitar). They were awarded best band in Sennheiser Top 50, and over the years, Parvaaz has played to packed and sold out venues across India.
Day 1 at Kasauli Rhythm & Blues, 2017
Day 2 at Kasauli Rhythm & Blues, 2017
Baikunth Resorts, Kasauli
Village Chabbal, P.O. Garkhal, Tehsil Kasauli, Solan, Himachal Pradesh 173201