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Anonymous but famous

A Facebook page provides information on city-based gigs, but has an undisclosed creator, reports Vaishali Bhambri.

music Updated: Apr 08, 2012 01:22 IST
Vaishali Bhambri

If you are a fan of the various gigs that keep on happening in the city, then here’s an online information guide for you. The Facebook page for Bands Association of Delhi (BAD), which was created about two years back, claims to feature the largest directory of Delhi-based bands.

Interestingly, the administrator of the page prefers to be called the Kreator (K) and does not want to reveal his identity. K does not talk on phone and only communicates online. While chatting with HT City on Google chat, K said, “I want to be anonymous. I don’t think my identity is crucial to the page in any way.”

As for the idea behind creating the page, K said, “I had the urge to know how many bands exist in Delhi. I wanted to know what kind of music is available and what events were happening here. The idea was to get one platform for all this information.”

When the page started, 50 bands registered with it in just one day. And now, it has more then 500 city-based bands registered with it. “We have 12,300 plus members. According to me, it’s the only active page in Delhi that has daily impressions and fan reach. The page is all about bands, events and artists,” said K.

BAD has recently ventured into radio with the BAD radio, which can be heard at a parallel blog. Musician Tushar Debnath is the RJ.

For all those who want to meet the Kreator, here’s news! K is a frequent visitor to gigs in the city. And what are K’s favourite hang outs? “They are Bluefrog, Tryst, Hard Rock Café and Manajsa, to name a few,” he said.

A die hard fan of Pink Floyd and Cold Play, K also owns a band cum music company. “If I leak a single piece of information to you, people will easily come to know about my identity,” said K.

The Kreator feels that the music scene in the city is growing immensely, both in numbers and quality. “Until two years ago, 65% of bands did not have their own recorded composition. Now, 80% of bands have at least one track and nearly 30% to 40% are working on an EP (extended play),” says K.

Quick Facts
Name of the page
Bands Association
of Delhi (BAD)
Created on
March 28, 2010
Likes
12,404
Email
bad.delhi@gmail.com
Number of bands registered:
Above 500
Watch out for
Gigs of Delhi-based bands, contests, directory,
jampads

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