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Groove to funk rock

The band, The Doppler Effect, is ready to woo music lovers in the Capital with their unique funk rock numbers

music Updated: Apr 14, 2012 01:58 IST
Snigdha Ahuja

The band, The Doppler Effect, is ready to woo music lovers in the Capital with their unique funk rock numbers

The band, The Doppler Effect, is ready to woo music lovers in the Capital with their unique funk rock numbers
The bassist of Delhi-based band, The Doppler Effect, Akshay Johar, speaks about the band’s plans and their upcoming gig.

What kind of music does the band play? Is it inspired by anyone?
Our music can be classified as funk rock. We are inspired by Mr Big, Extreme, Jamiroquai, Rush, Karnivool and Toto.

How was the band formed?
Suyash, our drummer, thought that it would be a great idea for us to jam together, and we agreed.

Where was the band’s debut gig?
Our first show was at BITS, Pilani.

(L-R) Ashwin Nayar: Guitars, Sherry Mathews: Vocals, Suyash Gabriel: Percussions, Akshay Johar: Bass

Which number always gets the crowd going at your gigs?


Our composition, Believe, is a hit with the audience, as well as our cover of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song.

How is it performing in the Capital?
We find it to be a pleasant experience. People here love you if you perform well.

What do you think of the music scene in Delhi?
While its growth has been exponential in the past few years, the music scene in Delhi has a long way to go before it becomes a way of life for people. But we feel the needed infrastructure is now in place for bands. The access to recording studios and jam pads is now easier than before.

If you could jam with an international artist, who would it be?
It would definitely have to be Mr Big.

Can you tell us about your upcoming gig?
We are performing at an event organised by Bands Association of Delhi. We hope that it will serve as a platform that gives us an exposure to a huge pool of music lovers. We can’t wait to make new fans!

Catch them here
What: B.A.D. JAM - V
When: April 17
Timing: 5pm onwards
Where: Tryst MusiCafe,
G-16, 17 ,30 & 31 ,Ground Floor, Salcon Ras Villas Mall, Saket District Centre
Entry: By pass only
Nearest Metro Station: Malviya Nagar on the Yellow Line