The frog hops to Delhi
Blue Frog, Mumbai’s popular live music destination, now joins Delhi’s nightlifemusic Updated: Dec 23, 2011 01:19 IST
Delhi’s party culture goes several notches up with Blue Frog, the club that has had Mumbai’s night owls grooving at its electrifying live gigs from the past few years.
The swanky club, which is known for hosting famous international DJs and singers, threw open its doors on Wednesday. Located at the Kila, a century old Serai (traveller’s inn), 500 metres from the Qutub Minar, the club lives up to its Mumbai pedigree, with its futuristic design and sound technology. The massive stage facing the bar is big enough to accommodate eight to nine member bands together, and the dance floor in the center is equally grand, surrounded with circular booths with pods (the sitting area). The area around the pods is backlit and the colour changes with the music.
Blue Frog is quite versatile about the genre of music it plays. From live DJs to live bands to solo performances, you have it all happening at the club. But despite being aware of Delhi’s great appetite for pop and Bollywood remixes, you won’t find any of that stuff here. “We are all about non-commercial music. There are a lot of people in Delhi who would gladly experience things beside Bollywood, and we have a lot of excitement planned out for them,” says film and ad maker Mahesh Mathai, co-owner of the club, who has moved to the Capital to look after the club.
“Delhi would let us spread into varied art forms. So, there will be plenty of folk music on the roof top, poetry reciting and story telling sessions,” he says.
What makes Blue Frog a hit
The Blue Frog is the baby of five music buffs, including filmmaker Mahesh Mathai and composer /musicians Ashu Pathak and Dhruv Ghanekar. The club focuses on live music - both local bands and international acts, and is admired for its futuristic ambience, mood lighting and acoustic design.