...& it led to a rockin’ eve
Since Robert Plant isn’t planning a trip to India anytime soon, Jack Daniel’s came up with a novel idea.entertainment Updated: Nov 11, 2009 21:54 IST
Since Robert Plant isn’t planning a trip to India anytime soon, Jack Daniel’s came up with a novel idea. The prince of great times got Delhi-based musicians to dish out mike appeal while swinging to Led Zeppelin’s greatest hits in a tribute setting. Obviously then, many ‘whiskey’ lullabies trickled into the performance line-up.
A not-quite-bustling Hard Rock Café at DLF Place, Saket, tinted in colours of melodic harmony. The sound played foul, but let’s give that one a pass.
The gig, part of a tribute series as a run-up to the Annual Rock Awards in February, was an earnest attempt. Bringing the Led Zepp magic alive on stage were talented fragments of various rock outfits in the garb of a new band titled Fuel. VJ and now actor, Luke Kenny, the emcee for the evening, took to the stage to introduce participating singers and musicians every now and then. Giving vocalists Rajiv Khati (Decibel), Robin Matthew (5/8), Prithwish Dev (Them Clones), Aditi Singh Sharma (Groove Adda) and Ashhar Farooqui (Envision) company were a host of musicians. Drumming in delight with anthems like Whole Lotta Love, Over the Hills and Far Away, Ramble On, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Stairway to Heaven, Black Dog and Kashmir, were Gaurav Chintamani and Bhaskar Gurung on guitars, Anindo Bose on keyboards, Aman Kumar on drums, Sidhant Mathur on bass, Suhail Yusuf Khan on sarangi and Suchet Malhotra on percussion. Lauding the on-stage antics was a dynamic audience that comprised musicians and rock devotees.