They are just six years old and they have already landed a gig at Glastonbury Music Festival to be held next week in England. For Mumbai based hip-hop/reggae/funk outfit, Bombay Bassment, performing at Glastonbury will “send their egos to stratosphere.”
The four member act believe that independent acts have “enough talent” to showcase their talent in front global audiences.
“Glastonbury hit us like a bolt from the blue. We’re yet to wake up from this dream and hope no one will wake us up,” says the four-member band’s frontman, Bob Omulo. “It is also a testament of the depth of talent the indie scene in India has. Just like us, many others don’t believe that they can. If it weren’t for our management team, we’d have never thought we could make it,” he adds.
While the group is naturally a bit “nervous” before one of their biggest gigs, they are quite thrilled to perform too. “There is definitely some nervousness whenever you take on a new territory. In this case, we’re potentially looking at the biggest stage, artists internationally ever dream of,” says Omulo.
“Usually you get an audience that has an idea of what live music in specific genres should sound like. That presents advantages as well as disadvantages. You are held to higher standards, and therefore, must be as close to perfect as you can be. Locally, you may get away with a few gaffes, but you also run the risk of finding yourself in front of crowds that can’t wait for the closing DJ to drop their favourite David Guetta anthem,” he says.
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