Season 3 of Hindustan Times Cyberhub Friday Jam, presented by Honda, powered by G-Shock in association with KR Mangalam University saw rapper and hometown star Fazilpuria make a last minute appearance at the event.
And for those who missed it, don’t be disheartened. Be there at the Cyberhub amphitheatre at 6.30 pm every Friday and you may encounter a renowned artist unexpectedly.
The audience was enthralled as the singer sang hit numbers, including the famous song ‘Chull’ from Bollywood film Kapoor and Sons, ‘2 Many Girls’, ‘Party by Fazilpuria’ and ‘Kharch Karod’ among others.
“New bands inspire me. They perform live every week. It takes a lot of skill to repeat this feat. Their devotion and focus encourages me to replicate the same. Live performances have a different vibe than a studio. I can’t wait to be back for my next performance.” Fazilpuria said.
It wasn’t just Fazilpuria who captivated the audience. Three upcoming bands mesmerised the audience with their power-packed performances.
One of the three bands, Sama Show Reel, is a four-member band performing different genres but specialises in Hindi rock music. The members, who have been performing together since school time, formally formed the band only a year ago.
“It was a big opportunity to perform at the Friday Jam stage. It helps novice musicians like us to reach out to people. The response from the audience boosts our confidence,” Divyanshu Nijhara, vocalist of the band, said.
Nisarg, a six-member band that is popular for playing Indie rock, played their own compositions and selected popular bollywood songs.
“Our play list was attuned to the preference of the local crowd and we are glad that the songs of Aashiqui 2 got the audience’s approval,” Sonal Mangret, a band member, said.
Bhor the band, met at a college festival and their shared interests and passion helped them form the band. At the event, they played a selection of Hindi classic songs from various genres on the stage. However, it was ‘Damadam Mastqalandar’ that got the audience singing.
“Our Facebook followers have increased manifolds, all thanks to Friday Jam,” Sumit Garg, the band’s vocalist said.
The music event has become the weekend getaway for many in NCR.
“My family loves music and every Friday we come here to be part of Friday Jam. It gives a platform to amateur musicians,” Naina Bhasin, a resident of DLF Phase 3, said.
Kajal Nagpal, a resident of Nirvana country and a music lover, said, “HT has provided one of the biggest live musical performances in the city. The corporate sector and several young bands have come together to make this a great evening.”