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Know all about Sahil Warsi.

entertainment Updated: Oct 26, 2011 00:41 IST
Surabhi Chauhan

Sahil Warsi, 24
Double Bassist, GulmoharPark

Hometown
New Delhi

College
St.Stephen’s College

Occupation
Freelance double bassist

Facebook friends
650

Favourite book
Haruki Murakami’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Favourite film
In The Loop by Armando Iannucci

Favourite quote
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

Best website
thedailyshow.com

Favourite dish
Nothing beats the good old tandoori chicken

Style icon
Pro surfer Kelly Slater Bed head or slick hair Bed head

Sneakers or slippers?
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

Pet peeve?
Delhi drivers and their high beams

Swing music or Blues?
Swing

Miles Davis or Robert Miles?
Miles Davis

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?
Authentic Japanese

Would love to have dinner with...
Actor and singer Zooey Deschanel

Money in your wallet?
Rs1,500

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?
Diet Coke

Coffee or tea?
Coffee

Homemade food or take-out?
Homemade food

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)

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