Our gig at Firangi Paani, Andheri, as experienced by Raghavendra Singhania:
Thermal And A Quarter were in town last night at Firangi Paani. And they were so awesome that this is the first blog post I’ll be doing for a band, considering the fact that I’ve been for shows like Iron Maiden, Porcupine Tree, Joshua Redman and various other shows. The reason for this is these guys have the potential, the skill… Putting it in other words this band begs to differ using their unique set of skills (IT’S TIME FOR US INDIANS TO SHINE ) It’s not the same old usual stuff/covers what everyone out there is replaying.
Secondly, the whole world is following existing musicians; very few like TAAQ are differentiating with a very thin line which is really, REALLY awesome.
Thirdly, India has to start creating its mark on the world by fabricating something diverse/different. For example, at last night’s show there was this song (Look At Me) where Bruce improvised vocals with “balle balle” and other songs like Jupiter Cafe where he uses ragas — which is awesome (trust me on this one).
Every song performed by them was gripping the crowd. I was standing right in the front of the stage all-show-long. LOL!
They played unexpected stuff like Hey Jude (The Beatles), a jazzy cover which was a simple jaw dropper.
Right after a few songs I happened to ask someone if Bruce takes classes anywhere, and I was surprised to hear that there is a TAAQademy, I was expecting a sarcastic answer like: YEAH RITE!!
BUT HE TAKES CLASSES!! Unfortunately, they have them only in Bangalore.
Overall a very lively band to be catch! I can today say that even if you haven’t heard even a single song of TAAQ you still should catch them live and you would love it!
- A SATISFIED CUSTOMER.