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News |  05 Feb 2019 16:53 |  By RnMTeam

Popular band Jungle debuts in India at the much loved Sula Fest

MUBAI: Sula fest 2019 concluded on Sunday with much pomp and glitz. With the finest of wines and cheese, energetic ambience, and some were scintillating music performances. Among the headliners was the UK Based seven-piece bands - Jungle.

It was the debut performance of the very popular band in India and was much loved by the audience. With its unique genre of English modern soul musical collective, Jungle took on the stage from the word go. The founders Tom McFarland and Josh Lloyd-Watson, popularly known as J and T, said that they were excited to perform in India, “It’s a new type of audience for us, so it is an amazing experience.  It’s a great opportunity, which we didn’t get when we released our previous albums.”

The band comprises of seven members namely Josh Lloyd-Watson,Tom McFarland, Fraser MacColl, George Day, Dominic Whalley, Rudi Salmon, Andro, Nat Zangi

Their recent album For Ever released in September 2018 and it was in Top Ten in UK and was received well globally too. However, the gap between their two albums was four years, the reason for which Tom says was a lookout for emotional depth. “We were trying to look for emotional depth in our music and sound. When we were ready, we planned our album,” he reveals.

Jungle, the band which has been globetrotting performing their music, were only too happy to perform in India. They were also familiar of Indian Music, as told my Josh, “We have heard of Ravi Shankar (Sitar virtuoso and Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar) and we absolutely love his music. It is different from Western music-the rhythm patterns and scales and everything. We also remember watching a documentary by Martin Scorsese where has documented every detail of George Harrison (Of the Beatles fame) learnt about Indian music while he visited India”

About the Sula Fest, friends and fellow members of the band feel, “We think music and wine go together really well. This summer we performed at a winery in France and it was a great experience. Therefore, this combination of wine and music is certainly great for the music lovers.”