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City rockers Zero return for another gig

From a once-in-while thing last year to an annual event of sorts, Mumbai’s popular alternative rock band Zero is on its second reunion tour.

music Updated: Dec 21, 2010 15:55 IST
Sharin Bhatti

From a once-in-while thing last year to an annual event of sorts, Mumbai’s popular alternative rock band Zero is on its second reunion tour. Last year, when the members of the disbanded band came together, the nation’s best clubs raised the devil-horned salute in unity. The composite love spread through Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Bangalore.

Cut to winter 2010 and the four members of Zero return to Mumbai, for another season of their reunion. “I’m glad I got a chance to be there this year again and Warren could make it too,” says vocalist Rajeev Talwar, who moved to London in 2008. Lead guitarist, Warren Mendonsa too fled for New Zealand around the same time, thereby marking the end of Zero. The only two band members left in the city were bassist Bobby Talwar and drummer Sidd Coutto.

rock bandBut as opposed to last year’s tear-jerking reunion, their 2010 One Zero Two Zero tour has given the band a chance to jam to some fresh tunes. The band recently performed at the NH7 Weekender last weekend in Pune and added new songs to their line-up, including a track called Fucking A. Brit-influence courtesy Rajeev?

“Maybe,” he laughs, adding, “We are a bunch of Dadar boys and that is something that will always stay with us. Whenever we play together, we end up having a blast.” Excited about their first gig in the city, ask them if we can look forward to a third reunion next year, Rajeev adds, “If Warren and I get to come down, then why not? We could be your annual Mumbai band.”

Alternative rock act, Zero performs with sitar maestro Ravi Chary at Hard Rock Cafe, Lower Parel at 10pm tonight.