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Friday Jam Season 4: Three bands, one night and lots of music

The inaugural session of the KR Mangalam University presents Hindustan Times DLF CyberHub Friday Jam powered by Career Launcher had the audience enjoying a wide range of music

gurgaon Updated: Jul 08, 2017 23:39 IST
HT Correspondent
The audience cheers at the first session of KR Mangalam University presents Hindustan Times DLF CyberHub Friday Jam powered by Career Launcher.
The audience cheers at the first session of KR Mangalam University presents Hindustan Times DLF CyberHub Friday Jam powered by Career Launcher.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

A musical night ushered in the weekend for many Gurgaon residents with the inaugural session of the KR Mangalam University presents Hindustan Times DLF CyberHub Friday Jam powered by Career Launcher taking place on Friday.

Excited music lovers thronged the open-air amphitheatre where the event was held and swayed to performances by corporate bands Swarrveda, Delhi Indie Project and The Banned (featuring Deepster and Sultan).

The three bands performed for the first time on Friday Jam, which aims to provide a platform for young talents from the corporate world.

The first band to perform was ‘The Banned (featuring Deepster and Sultan)’, which mesmerised the audience with the magic of the violin. Among other songs, their performance of “Sajana tere bina,” touched the hearts of the audience members. Formed four years ago, the band has just two members — DJ/sound designer Deep Anshu Anand aka Deepster and violist Mohammed Masood aka Sultan.

The second band, ‘Swarrveda’, pepped up the atmosphere with Bollywood songs such as ‘Kesaria’, ‘Na aaye ho, no aayoge’, ‘Ramta Jogi, and ‘Mast Kalander’. This alternative fusion rock band from Uttarakhand consists of Sumit Sharma (vocalist), Himanshu Jaisingh (drummer), Manuj Narwal (keyboard player), Shravan Kumar (guitarist) and Rahul Ram (percussionist).

The third band, Delhi Indie Project, made people nostalgic with their rendition of songs by Lucky Ali. Formed three years ago, the band has six members — Ashish Chauhan (vocals and guitar), Jasmine Kaur (vocals), Mayank Bhatnagar (bass), Varun Rajput (electrical guitar), Shashank Signania (flute) and Vikrant Puri (keyboard).

Some of the audience members said the event’s popularity has been growing every year and it has become a place for everyone to laugh, sing and dance together with friends and family.

“I have been coming here to enjoy the ambience and different shades of music,” said Sona Sen of DLF 1.

Most people who attended the inaugural event of Season 4 said they have attended Friday Jam events in the past and feel it provides a very good platform to budding corporate bands.

Rajiv Gupta of Sushant Lok, said, “This is my favourite musical event as it does not promote any of the usual bands and the music is fresh.”