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Ehsaas: Music in the house

Ehsaas is a Delhi-based band, which was formed by musician Suryaveer Hooja. Influenced by alternative rock, blues, ballads and pop, they blend Western and Indian music, creating unique renditions.

music Updated: Oct 24, 2011 00:55 IST

Know the band: Ehsaas is a Delhi-based band, which was formed by musician Suryaveer Hooja. Influenced by alternative rock, blues, ballads and pop, they blend Western and Indian music, creating unique renditions.

How long have they been around?
The band was formed in 2010, and since then, they have performed all over the Capital.

Why this name?
“After a few sessions of jamming, we came up with a song called Ehsaas and felt that we have created something really special,” says Hooja. “We decided to name the band after our song because we felt the name Ehsaas, which literally means ‘feeling’ captured the essence of our music,” he explains.

What makes them click?
Their ability to sing in different styles helps them to reach out to a wide audience.

Their favourite rock bands?
Their taste in music is as varied as their song list. Some of their favourites include 3 Doors Down, Calling, Eagles and Police.

What do they think of the portrayal of rock music in Bollywood, especially by actors such as Farhan Akhtar and Ranbir Kapoor?
According to them, Farhan Akhtar did a fabulous job in Rock On!! “He actually sung every song... In fact the way characters were portrayed in the movie, we think justice was done to the characters of rock musicians as we could actually connect and relate to them,” the band says.

Are they geared up for the Metallica concert later this week?
The band wanted to watch the concert, but they will have to miss it, as they already have a gig on that date.

Remembered for:
The band’s best performances include the Delhi International Arts Festival in 2009 and their performance with the Kolkata Knight Riders IPL team
in 2010.