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At this Friday Jam, band Tarkash promises to rock the do

Take out your dancing shoes Delhi-NCR, as rock band Tarkash takes to the stage tonight, at Hindustan Times Friday Jam season 5.

music Updated: Jun 22, 2018 14:05 IST
Naina Arora
Naina Arora
Hindustan Times
Tarkash,Friday Jam,Gurugram
Delhi-based Hindi rock band Tarkash will light up the stage with their renditions tonight at the Friday Jam 5.

The music will go several notches higher when the Hindi rock band Tarkash turns up at the Friday Jam stage, tonight. And in the offing are renditions of hit songs of Sufi legends Nusrat and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and maestro AR Rahman, along with groovy Bollywood numbers, by the band, at the fifth week of Hindustan Times DLF Cyber Hub Friday Jam Season 5, powered by Too Yumm and Nearbuy.com.

The power-packed performance promises to feature a mashup of English rock hits, too. “We’re here to entertain the crowd with rock music and entertainment. We’ll cater to all kinds of audiences and hope that people have a rocking time tonight,” says keyboardist Vibhor Hasija. “We’ll also be playing some original compositions such as Aye Khuda and Talash.”

The Delhi-based band, whose members came together while they were in school, is influenced by the British rock band Coldplay, rock and roll band Parikrama, and the contemporary folk-based group Raghu Dixit Project. Talking about the name of the band, which means ‘quiver’, (an archer’s case to hold arrows) Hasija says, “The name resonates with us, as it defines the band as a container that holds its members together. We started in our school days; the idea was not to create a band, but to create music. We would rehearse day and night, and after two years, thought of performing for the audience.”

Hasija adds that the versatility in the band’s music comes from the diverse backgrounds of its members. “All band members have different taste. The drummer (Sidaque Singh Dadiala) loves metal. I, as a keyboardist, take inspiration from Bollywood music. Our newest member is a violinist who comes from a classical background,” explains Hasija, adding, “The amalgamation of genres brings out the uniqueness in the music that we play.”

So, whatcha waiting for, Delhi-NCR? A rip-roaring time awaits you, so block your dates and book your Fridays for the Friday Jam 5.

Catch it live
  • What: Friday Jam 5
  • Where: DLF Cyber Hub
  • When: June 22; Every Friday till June 29
  • Timings: 7pm
  • Entry: Free
  • Nearest metro station: Cyber City on Rapid Metro

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First Published: Jun 22, 2018 14:03 IST