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When the stars shine down...

As one of the fastest evolving progressive bands of the capital and of the country, Nakshatra has most definitely lived up to their name as a shining constellation in the universe.

india Updated: Nov 07, 2005 11:49 IST
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They are not called the starlets of the Indian rock scenario for nothing. As one of the fastest evolving progressive bands of the capital and of the country, Nakshatra has most definitely lived up to their name as a shining constellation in the universe.

Grinding the self title Nakshatra has many shows under belt since after the rocking evening of their performance at the Great Indian Rock competition of 2004. With a full swing round the August of 2004 the band displayed their hardwork at various pub rock fests as well for show cause freedom rock night. While pub-hopping remained a crucial eye-catcher for the young to sizzle up to their beats, college fests happening in and around the capital was not overlooked as platforms to reach out either.

One of their main feats included the headlining act for the Chandigarh Medical college rock fest in February earlier this year. The band, Nakshatra started with the talented threesome, Sumit, a classic rock based guitarist and aspiring sound recording engineer, Steve, a funk metal bassist and Amit, an experimental drummer third generation music teacher in family.

The band started making its presence felt in various college gigs but things got serious and after the initial changes in the line-up, Nakshatra finally settled with, Greg on vocals, Francis for his punchy and fiery guitar and Arpan on bass works. Their startThe final line-up was completed on August 2001.

With different ‘musical life’ experiences, from college gigs to commercial shows to metal-head concerts, Nakshatra gives credit to bands like Iron Maiden, Tool, Dio, Megadeth, G ‘n’ R, Ozzy / Black Sabbath, Ugly Kid Joe, Extreme, Deep Purple, Dream Theatre, Rush, Skin, Led Zeppelin, Mr. Big & many other legends for their influences.

Now with their own blend of music, Nakshatra is on its way to release its debut album, N..tra, with tracks like Quest, Tragedy, Break Away recorded in their own studio in Delhi, Amplify.