See how music and laughter blend at this week’s Friday Jam
Hindustan Times CyberHub Friday Jam presented by Honda, powered by G-Shock in association with KR Mangalam University, will showcase three Gurgaon-based bands and a standup comedian this week.gurgaon Updated: Mar 31, 2016 01:44 IST
Music and laughter are the best medicine in today’s age. Delhi-NCR’s biggest music festival, which is in its third season, will take this thought ahead on April Fools’ Day, this Friday.
Hindustan Times CyberHub Friday Jam presented by Honda, powered by G-Shock in association with KR Mangalam University, will showcase three Gurgaon-based bands and a standup comedian this week.
Philosophy of Life, Knight Shades and Mufills will perform at DLF CyberHub.
Knight Shades, a band of four, is known for its rock-and-roll and hard rock numbers. The members, all college students, started learning music instruments after forming the band in 2008. They plan to enthrall the audience with their original compositions.
“We are excited to perform at Friday Jam. The platform has given a lot of opportunities to amateur and young bands to perform before a large audience. With our covers and original compositions, the audience will be left mesmerised,” Sagar Hirani, drummer of Knight Shades, said.
The four-member Mufills, formed in June 2015, is an alternative punk band. Mutual friends and enthusiasm for music brought the band together.
“It is a pleasure for the band to perform on such a big stage at a prime location in Gurgaon. We will play our original compositions. We are in college and a music teacher from a well-recognised school in the city trains us,” Aditya Vaishisht, the bassist, said.
Philosophy of Life, a band of five, was formed in 2011. They will perform four original compositions.
“We formed the band when we were students. We plan to play ‘God of Small Things’ and ‘Final Moments,’ ” said Avneesh Asija, the drummer of Philosophy of Life.
This Friday being Fool’s Day, standup comedian Amit Tandon will give the audience the second medicine of today’s age – laughter.
Friday Jam has attracted huge crowds not only in Gurgaon, but across Delhi-NCR. The event, in its third year, has gained a lot of popularity.
“Everyone in my family is a music lover and we feel that Friday Jam is a great initiative to boost the confidence of talented amateur musicians. It gives them a platform to perform and exposes them to creativity,” Madhav Mohan, a resident of DLF City Phase 5, said.
Another resident and music lover, Suresh Nagpal, said, “Bands from across the country look forward to stages that celebrate live music. HT has provided one of the biggest. It’s not just the offices and corporate sector, but several young bands are also coming forward to make the best if this opportunity.”