“History’s a merry-go-round
Carousel, spinning turning…”
- ‘Then and Now’, from the album ‘This Is It’
More than ten years ago, Rudolph Antonio David (aka Rzhude) walked into his first jam with TAAQ, carrying a headless Washburn Bantam 4-string bass, a 40W Stranger amp, and a sense of groove that would change the way this band made music.
A true troubadour, Rzhude is the balladeer, the quiet but strong voice in the shadows of the campfire, telling stories simply and powerfully. He brought to TAAQ music a new sense of accessibility; to TAAQ work a new sense of fulfillment.
We’re calling this gig a ‘farewell concert for Rzhude’, but in truth it’s the celebration of an era. The Rzhude Decade — from 1999 to 2010 (something like the leap year, a Rzhude Decade has 11 years instead of ten — there’s another TAAQologism for you!). And during this era, we have had musicians of various stripes playing with us — a closer peek at the poster will give you their names*.
Seems like just yesterday that Rzhude walked in, plugged up and jammed with us like a true fellow traveller. Now, it’s time for him to hop off and change horses on the carousel.
Share the nostalgia as we recollect the glory years between then and now. Join us on the unending ride.
*The fine print: (L-R) Nate Linkon, Manoj Ganessan, Jason Zachariah, Tony Das, Ajit Abraham, Sunil Chandy, David Pascall, Sriram Iyengar, Jayesh Nair, Preetam Koilpillai, Bryan Richard, Vishak Gopinath, Bruce Lee Mani, Rzhude David, Rajesh Mehar, Rajeev Rajagopal