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A fusion of music forms

Lead vocalist of the Delhi-based band, Jazba, Ashish Chhabra, talks to us about the band and its compositions.

music Updated: Apr 18, 2012 04:12 IST
Vaishali Bhambri
Vaishali Bhambri
Hindustan Times

Lead vocalist of the Delhi-based band, Jazba, Ashish Chhabra, talks to us about the band and its compositions.

What sort of music can we expect from the band?
Our music ranges from Bollywood to Sufi to pop.

When was the band formed?
The band was formed in September 2007.

Why this name?
Because we believe music is about passion. Nobody can ever force you to do music. It is something that comes from within.

(L-R) Waseem: Lead Guitarist, Ashish Chhabra: Lead Vocalist, Mohit Sharma: Drummer

What do you think people remember most about your gigs?

We think that the masses connect to our kind of music.

What do you think of the music scene in Delhi? Has it changed over the years?

The music scene in Delhi is vast and open these days. People now appreciate and accept new talent. Also, there are a lot of live shows happening in the city.

What has been the most inspiring song, event and band for you?
Every song which we can feel for and one that has music content inspires us. As for being inspired by an event, we have done about 200 stage shows. We feel motivated and inspired by each and every event. When it comes to bands, we are inspired by Indian Ocean and Kailasa.

Do you guys enjoy performing in Delhi? Why?
We believe that Delhi is a very nice and happening place in terms of the people we cater to. Since our strength is versatile music, we cater to all kinds of audiences in the city.

What would you say is the best place in Delhi to make music?
We feel music can be composed anywhere when you can feel it from within.

If you could play at any gig in the world, it would be?
Though we want to cater to a global audience and take our music all across the world, Delhi will always be our preference.

What has been the best moment for the band?
The moment when we are jamming or performing on the stage is the best for us.

What is your take on competition in the world of music?
We believe music is not a competition, it’s an art. And musicians have their own way of showing this art and are best in their own way.

Catch them here
What: Jazba Live
When: April 21
Timing: 9pm onwards
Where: Café Delhi Heights, First Floor, Galleria 2, DLF Cross Point, DLF Phase-IV, Gurgaon
Entry: Free

First Published: Apr 17, 2012 17:40 IST