Sahil Warsi, 24
Double Bassist, GulmoharPark
Freelance double bassist
Haruki Murakami’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
In The Loop by Armando Iannucci
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
Nothing beats the good old tandoori chicken
Pro surfer Kelly Slater Bed head or slick hair Bed head
Sneakers or slippers?
Beer or wine?
Depends on the day
Favourite dive bar
The Living Room, Hauz Khas
In bed with...
Honestly, a whole lot of sheet music
Who inspires you...
Pianist Bill Evans
Your last regret purchase?
A large pepperoni pizza from Dominos for Rs 500
Best thing you’ve ever bought ?
My double bass for Rs 95k (Rs 95000)
Delhi summer or Delhi winter?
Delhi winter - no two ways about it
Delhi drivers and their high beams
Swing music or Blues?
Miles Davis or Robert Miles?
Favourite spot in Delhi
Tip of the International airport runway
Best food in Delhi
Flavours at Defence Colony
Best purchase in Delhi
An espresso machine
Japanese or Indian cuisine?
Would love to have dinner with...
Actor and singer Zooey Deschanel
Money in your wallet?
You can never have...
Too many Gigs
Craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Spent a night in a bulldozer scooper
The one thing you can’t live without?
Coffee or tea?
Homemade food or take-out?
Favourite activity on a Sunday?
Making Cappuccinos and watching the TV series - Air Crash Investigation
What do you have for breakfast?
Anything like a bowl of cereal or a piece of chocolate
Favourite Delhi slang?
Nothing you could ever print here
Best thing about living in Delhi
It never ceases to surprise
More about him
Warsi picked up his first electric bass at the age of 15. With a growing interest in jazz, his natural move was to take up the double bass. Four years ago, it seemed to be a very unpractical move, as there were no instruments or players in the city. However, with the help of a fellow musician, Warsi located an old double bass in the city. “I only know five other people in the city who play double bass,” he says. Warsi has spent some time learning bass under Bay Area bassist Joey Fabian. He also lived an year in Japan, where he played jazz at various clubs. Sample his tunes at www.soundcloud.com/warsi-sahil/
Catch him live
What: A performance by the contemporary jazz/funk band — Syncopation
When: October 28
Where: The Living Room, 31 Hauz Khas Village
Nearest Metro station: Hauz Khas on the Yellow line
(As told to Surabhi Chauhan)