For a rain-thrashed, log-jammed Mumbai it was the regular Tuesday struggle of getting home from work. But Lower Parel’s mill district witnessed an unquiet music night.
City band, Tough On Tobacco, played a new song set and also tracks from their first compilation, The Goat Album at Blue Frog. Playing to a somewhat sparsely crowded venue is hardly something that would come in their way. Front man Sidd Coutto's prolific band of “happy people,” which is what he likes to describe his band mates as, took stage a little after 10 pm and belted songs for the next two hours.
For Mumbai's frequent gig-hopper, the five-member band comprising of Sid Coutto on vocals, Gaurav Gupta on rhythm guitar, Pozy Dhar on lead guitar, Johan Pais on bass and Jai Row Kavi on drums - the night was about re acquainting with the band. Starting off their set with regulars like Happy, Play It Some Other Way, Alone - Tough On Tobacco also added new songs to their set lists like Big Big Joke and Follow your Dreams.
The signature track of the night was Coutto’s funny anthem - Smoke Some Ganja, which got the crowd flying high as a kite. As funny additions to a few songs, Coutto got standup comics Rohan Joshi and Tanmay Bhatt to wing a limerick on stage.
Of course, the highlight of the evening was the Taxi Song that was streamed on the video assist - while the band sang it out loud. Delhi rocker Aditi Singh Sharma joined Coutto for a duet of Alone. Spotted amongst the crowd of swayers and happy dancers for the evening, were fellow rocker Ankur Tewari and actor Purab Kohli.