How do you guys go about writing your songs?
Kamasutra, Barack Obama, Shaggin Ma Dog, quite unique.
Songwriting for most of our compositions has been on real life experiences that happen to us, like trying to cheer a friend when he lost his dog. Obama was a spontaneous song that came up when we were jamming at practice, and I found out my girlfriend was leaving me to go back to the U.S.A, and Kamasutra, a purely fictional song that came up as a bunch of the boys were singing songs and playing the guitar to a bevy of expat women on a beach shack. Most of the stuff that actually gets written into a song is after we have figured out a catch tune, or phrase or a chorus, something that we know will stick in the listeners head. Simple music and simple content is something most of our audiences relate well to.
Tell us about your jam sessions, what could one expect there?
Our jam session could be incredibly fruitful or could be a complete downer. It really depends on our mood, or how our day goes by. Some days we are dying to get off work and play some Blues. Sometimes instead of practicing at the studio, we pack all of our gear and head down to Mahabalipuram, set up in a shack and let the Blues flow. We try to do a lot of covers but we never follow a song note to note, bringing our own little flavor into the song.
Tell us about your experience at the Simply The Blues concert
As a Blues band we're normally playing at Bars and Restaurants, which sets a great atmosphere for us. But Simply The Blues concert was much more. People were not distracted by anything else, and we had their undivided attention. The Audience fuels our performance, making us more than musicians, we become entertainers. I wish there are more Blues concerts like this in the country.
Your thoughts on the music scenario in Chennai and the country, do you see the appreciation increasing?
The appreciation is increasing; people are starting to see that the Blues can be fun, and young. As a band we try to get down and dirty cause that's the only way we feel we can deliver to an audience that is really looking to unwind.