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Last update: 09/14/12 10:40:05
Account: Artist Quota
Location: INDIA: Kolkata
Signed up: 22 Oct 2009 01:53 PM
Members: roheet, epr, kuntal, rajdeep, siddharth
~ Santhanam Srinivasan Iyer : The Poet / Emcee.
(Also Known As / Alias : Epr Sevenslash .a)
~ Kuntal Dey : Guitars and backing
(Also Known As / Alias : Stormy)
~ Rohit : Bass Guitars
(Also known as / Alias : Kalicharan)
~ Siddharth : Drums
(Also known as / Alias : The Destroyer)
~ Photography : Rajdeep Dey
Kolkata, West Bengal. (India)
If you find yourself wandering amidst the thickets of Tollygunge, Baghajatin or Ramgarh, you might stumble upon the raucous mixture of an apparently motley gang of youngsters. These young guns might seem to be insane to some, blatant to others, unruly to the rest but that’s the way they swap their ideas (preferably in a crazy way) in one of the busiest tea shops around.
Welcome to the Banned Family!
Banned, as the name suggests, specializes in the ‘prohibited’ ways of doing their own thing for quite some time now. They wear their beliefs on their sleeves, and it permeates into their music, be it the political issues of today and yesteryear's, or social issues gnawing at the country’s developments, or even economic issues, albeit in a satirical fashion. Their genre is one that hasn’t been heard; they call it Aggressive Poetry that is entirely lyrics driven.
“You don’t need to a rocket scientist to understand us, all you need is to keep yourself updated with the current affairs,” says vocalist EPR, though he prefers to call himself the MC.
When it comes to the performance, their aggression is what that boils up the stage and thus creating powerful act of their own.
The line up has been undergoing plenty of changes since its inception, but has now finally settled into a stable mould of four musicians. There is EPR (Vocals…um…MC), Kuntal De(Lead Guitarist, Backing Vocals), Roheett (Bassist) and the destroyer, siddharth on the drums.
Banned, with its fresh sound and great stage presence, has been making waves across the city. It seems as if Aggressive Poetry is here to stay.
As per the list of our achievements and being somewhat 6 or 7 odd months old, we just randomly participated in some of them mainstream,'much talked about over the internet' type college fest band competitions.( Six, to be exact )
We won the last three in a row and within the span of a week.
And the list is somewhat like the following,
Calcutta National Medical College - 'AGON' : Battle of bands, Winners ' 09.
Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College - 'MITALI' : Battle of bands, Winners ' 09.
Calcutta Medical College - Battle of bands, Winners ' 09.
Heritage College - 'Eclecia' : 'On the rocks' band competition, Third place winners ' 09.
Jadavpur University - 'Sanskriti' : 'VH1 Jam it' band competition, Finalists ' 09.
For other information - I guess, the Facebook profile of ours will be much helpful.
Link : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Banned/95986728278?ref=ts
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