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He's here to drum a delight

Welsh drummer Jayce Lewis loves Indian music and concert audience.

music Updated: Feb 12, 2010 02:09 IST
Malvika Nanda

You’ve received a good response from past gigs in India. What did you think of the musical sensibilities of the Indian audience?

The energy I got from the crowd in India was right up there with the best shows I’ve ever had. You guys really know how to enjoy yourselves and rock like there is no tomorrow! Live music is not an exam — it’s time to let go! Have you had a chance to sample Indian music — Bollywood, rock, or other genres?

Yeah! I had the pleasure to meet a lot of Indian bands such as Silver and Blue Blood. The interesting part about Bollywood is that it does musicals within films. It’s great to see people ‘act’ the music out. It gives a whole new dimension to music. I think an artist or a band will break out of the Indian market and lead the industry very soon.

Technology’s enabled a musician to do everything by himself. But when a group works together, it gets a varied sound scape. Comment. Technology has taken over. In fact, some software is so good that you can turn the sounds of a dying animal into an award-winning album! It’s true that each member of a band brings a different layer of music to the fold, but I’ve managed to switch from drums to guitars to keyboards to bass, quite easily. That’s because I’m influenced by different genres on each instrument.

Lewis performs at NSIC Grounds, Okhla on February 20.