25 Nov 2022, Fri, 7pm, 8.15pm & 9.30pm
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
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Peepal Tree is rooted in Bangalore, performing original music and uniquely reimagined covers all over the country and abroad. Their music brings together their many influences to create a sound that is new, while always paying homage to their roots. The band was chosen by All India Radio to represent the country in the ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union) Radio Song Festival in 2015 and happens to be the only band from India to have done so in the history of the festival.
Peepal Tree has played some of the biggest music festivals in the country such as NH7, OctoberFest, and Go Mad. Their first two music videos were released to widespread acclaim across the country. The band has also performed with world renowned musicians like Jojo Mayer from the band Nerve, and Christian Galvez. They released their debut album Chetana on the 2 October 2018 to rave reviews, topping the iTunes Rock Albums chart, and reaching as high as number 3 on the overall albums chart. Their second album 560001, a collaborative effort with legendary Music Director Sandeep Chowta, went straight to number 1 on the iTunes India charts.
Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Praveen Biligiri, the bass guitarist of Peepal Tree was musically inclined from a young age, drawn to Carnatic classical and folk styles of music. As a founding member of one of Bangalore's most successful metal bands Bhoomi, Praveen gained a wealth of experience from countless shows around the country. He finds his biggest musical inspiration in varied styles such as folk, funk and rock, all of which come together in the sound that he has developed to be the rock-steady bridge between rhythm and harmony for Peepal Tree. Some of the bass players that he admires include Paul Turner, Gary Willis, Steve Harris, Stuart Zender among others.
Siddhart Kamath, the keyboardist of Peepal Tree, was born with a musical gift into a musical family. A multi-talented musician fulfilling various roles in various bands like the hugely popular Bryden-Parth, Siddhart is highly in demand in the studio as well as live. Siddhart's mastery of technology and its application along with his musical knowledge adds a new dimension to Peepal Tree's live performances. He has also directed music for numerous movies in Kannada and Tamil, as well as having composed and performed numerous background scores.
Sujay Harthi is the singer of the band. He has performed with various Bangalore bands, the most popular ones being Bhoomi and Second Hand, and has collaborated with other popular bands in the country. He has sung various jingles and Kannada movies like Jatta, Ba Baro Rasika, and Nee Illade to name a few. He's also sung the song Jai Balayya from the Telugu movie Paisa Vasool, which became a huge hit.
Tony Das plays guitar for Peepal Tree. He also plays guitar for the heavy metal band Bhoomi, who have recorded their first album with Grammy-winning producer Neil Kernon at the helm. He is a part of the popular rock band Thermal and a Quarter, having played numerous gigs all around the country, as well as in the UK, Europe, and the Middle East. He used to play bass with one of the country's most popular hard rock bands, Moksha. He has released a music video with Karma6 for National Geographic as the first rock band to be signed to Columbia Records India. He works as a guitarist, bassist, programmer, and writer/composer. He has worked on songs and film scores for Bollywood movies such as Paan Singh Tomar, Rowdy Rathore, R.Rajkumar, Son Of Sardar, and more, with renowned music director Sandeep Chowta. They have also scored an award-winning French documentary together and Tony has played guitar on Sandeep’s album, Matters Of The Heart, which features an all-star ensemble of the greatest living jazz/fusion musicians in the world like Dave Weckl, Scott Henderson and many more. The pair have also written music together for an album of songs that have been played by guitar legend Scott Henderson, currently awaiting release. He is part of the duo Re-Laxman (once again with Sandeep Chowta), which released two albums in 2020, both of which topped the iTunes charts in India.
Willy Demoz is the drummer of the band. His steady, driving grooves are an integral part of the band’s sound. He has performed with the Raghu Dixit Project for five years, touring the world tirelessly. He is a highly sought-after musician, as can be seen by the list of celebrated musicians he has performed with like Vasundara Das, Sunita Sarathy, Sunita Rao, and Keith Peters, and bands such as Moksha and Bhoomi, to name a few. He has also performed with well-known Kannada music directors Guru Kiran, and Arjun Janya, as well as Bollywood biggie Clinton Cerejo. One of the most admired musicians in the circuit, he has been listed multiple times as one of the best drummers in the country. He currently endorses Zildjian cymbals.
25 Nov 2022, Fri
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