EROCKTICA presents Classic Rock Night – Tribute to Pink Floyd with VAYU at AURA, brought to you by BOMBAY ROCK ASSOCIATON. Lets become Comfortably numb!
There will be one and a half hour of Pink Floyd songs
Venue: AURA – Rodas Hotel, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai
Date: Thursday – 30th July 2009
Time: 9:30 pm onwards
Rs 100 (cover charge)
‘There is no pain, you are receding
A distant ship’s smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move, but I cant hear what you’re sayin’
These words from the legendary song, sung by the legendary Pink Floyd are enough to move your thoughts to another world. The effect Pink Floyd had on a generation and continues to do so on many succeeding ones, can be arguably described as the ‘Pink Floyd era’.
The hypnotic, soul searching lyrics, the unbelievable live Pink Floyd experience, the redefinition of rock music itself are some of the adjectives that are attached to Pink Floyd. Their influence in the Indian sub-continent is as accentuated as local mainstream contemporary music, which is a huge compliment in itself. Some of the best renditions and tributes that have been paid to Pink Floyd in this country has been from the band – Vayu. To relive and to be lost in Pink Floyds music.
THIS IS WHAT THE FIRST SHOW WAS ALL ABOUT!
The Iron Maiden gig was super awesome! One Night Stand (the band) had the 300 plus rockheads at Aura on their toes and heads down banging the entire time! The gig started with ‘Wasted years’, and ended with ‘Fear of the dark’, ‘Hallowed be thy name’. The band also rocked the place with ‘Two minutes to midnight’, ‘Can I play with madness’, ‘Trooper’, etc, other than tracks by the Doors, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix, U2, to name just a few.
The lead vocalist Jai created quite a thrill with his Bruce Dickinson-like shrill! The powerhouse himself, Sarosh, took the vocals duties intermittently, like in Dire Straits’ Sultans of swing’, Pink Floyd’s ‘Coming back to life’, etc. Bassist Padmanabhan was at his chattiest and interactive best. The left handed rhythm guitarist, Anurag, who’s great at lead guitars too, showed his prowess in each track. The drummer, Ramesh, was the quietest, but his drumming was more than enough to prove that he meant serious business. Then there was Sriram, the talented flautist, who was basically so brill in Jethro Tull covers and also ‘Stairway to heaven’!
The band gave away cool Iron Maiden posters too! Songs that were way too powerful – Purple haze, Where the streets have no name, Hallowed be thy name, Sad but true.
Well, like the band kept specifying every time they announced their name, One Night Stand really did prove to be ‘the’ band!