You must have heard their songs or seen them perform, but you wouldn’t have seen the popular musical trio of Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy give an unplugged performance. Presenting their debut acoustic concert in the city, the trio will belt out some of their hit Bollywood tracks from films such as Kal Ho Na Ho, Taare Zameen Par, Rock On!! and Dil Chahta Hai.
“Music in its bare form, without the support of production and electronic equipment, is really exciting. We’re excited to perform live and unplugged in Delhi,” says Ehsaan. “The audience also enjoys pure, unadulterated music. In India, most of the classical concerts are unplugged too,” he adds.
The concert, which is being presented by Ashvin Gidwani Productions, will see the trio perform along with a percussion ensemble with instruments such as the dhol, dholak, congos, tabla, timbale and others. “Delhi is going to hear Shankar’s brilliant voice on the mike, Loy on the grand piano and I shall be playing the acoustic guitar,” says Ehsaan.
As to the challenges that one faces while doing an acoustic concert, Ehsan says, “An acoustic concert gives you no scope for covering up errors and mistakes. So, you have to play carefully.”
The trio has performed in Delhi before and say that they simply love the city. “Delhi has a very receptive and responsive audience. They enjoy our music and it’s going to be fun performing here,” says Ehsaan. “I love the weather in Delhi, particularly in winters. I also make it a point to visit Karim’s in Old Delhi for some awesome food,” he adds.
Here you go...
What: Live and Unplugged
Where: Siri Fort Auditorium
WHEN: March 11
Time: 7.30pm onwards
Entry: Rs 500, Rs 1,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,000 available at www.bookmyshow.com
Nearest metro station: AIIMS on the Yellow Line