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News |  09 Jun 2014 13:27 |  By RnMTeam

Live From The Console leaves the audiences awestruck

MUMBAI: The not-so-regular monthly gig 'Live From The Console' returned this time with three excellent independent artistes to perform at Mehboob Studio, Bandra on 7 June.

The event kicked off with a documentary, "Shut Up and Play the Hits – The very loud ending of LCD Soundsystem", screened for the first time in the country. This 108 minutes film follows the journey of American musician and producer, James Murphy. He is also the frontman of 'LCD Soundsystem', alternative dance band.

As the crowd started filling the studio, Sasha Chettri played on stage some of her original tracks. Her melodious voice and smooth vocals set the mood for the rest of the evening through tracks like 'If it was up to me', 'Worlds Collide', 'Love' and 'Us against the world'. She was assisted by Akarsh Salkaar on the bass and Nama on the percussion. Her harmonious compositions were easy on the ears.

Chettri was followed by Sohrab Nicholson who was joined by Rohan Ramanna (producer and mixer) on the drums and Stuart DaCosta on the bass. Keyboardist and vocalist Nicholson, plays electro-organic music with more organic music and less electronic tunes. His tracks were soulful and mellow, with high influences of jazz and his set left the audience awestruck.

Ramanna said, "This was Nicholson's second gig in town so I think the response was really good. It is really nice that we get to play the music we want to play and Bombay does not have many venues. So, we are all really lucky and happy that LFTC exists!"

The band performed tracks such as 'For What (title of the EP also)', 'Bad Man', 'Cold Water' and 'Rise and Fall'.

MOSKO, the UK Garage band from Delhi was third in the line-up. In contrast to the two artistes, MOSKO's music was upbeat and got the stage rocking. As soon as Nicholson finished his set, the crowd began to cheer for MOSKO. With Abhinav Chaudhary (from the Circus) on the bass, Bhairav Gupta on the drums, Moses Koul on the guitar and Kavya Trehan as the vocalist, the band pumped up the stage with its grungy tracks. The crowd seemed to have a marvelous time dancing to their tunes and Trehan joined the crowd several times to bust some moves.

The Circus bassist Chaudhary said, "This was my second gig with MOSKO and it is always so much fun to play with these guys! I have a few more gigs with MOSKO and The Circus coming up soon; yet to be confirmed."

Although it was almost midnight, there was quite an audience when the event came to an end. Everyone appeared to have a good time, including Leslie Lewis (music composer and member of Colonial Cousins), who reached in time to watch MOSKO's entire performance.