Music lovers are in for a treat this weekend. On the eve of its 75th anniversary, Ray-Ban hosts ‘Never Hide Sounds 2012’, a platform for amateur bands across India.
Elimination rounds saw 145 bands competing, spanning genres like heavy metal, pop punk, rock and Indie punk. The five finalists performing include Modern Mafia (alternate rock), The News (alternate rock), 83 Miles Per Hour (hard rock), Street Stories (pop punk) and The Uncertainty Principle (progressive metal).
The highlights of the event will be performances and jam sessions by popular Indian bands Parikrama and Indus Creed. They will be performing alongside the finalists. Indus Creed is expected to perform ‘Rock n’ roll renegade’, while Parikrama will create tunes while jamming in a fashion similar to their earlier gigs with Indian Ocean and Iron Maiden.
Speaking about the event, Varun Das, lead guitarist of Mumbai-based Modern Mafia, says, “We have some popular covers and originals. But our biggest track is ‘Chewbacca Revenge’ and we will perform Indie punk songs.”
Sarathy, lead guitarist of Bangalore-based band, The News, says, “This will be our first performance in Mumbai. We will sing our most popular song, ‘Shell’.”