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I’ve grown up listening to the Blues, so when Joyce Arora and Anil Mehta of StarKonnect Events & Promotions approached me to helm the event as its Festival Director, I found a great opportunity to be part of a fantastic initiative. . There are a whole host of talented young musicians taking to The Blues, and this Blues Concert series is just the initiative they need to put them in the spotlight. This is just the beginning of the Blues journey for us and we are looking forward to growing this property..

The standing ovation that the bands received at the end of the first event, provided a sense of achievement and a stronger belief in the entire team, that we were going in the right direction .

We have crafted SIMPLY THE BLUES as an experiential event, with an ambience to suit the music and the mood. These talented Indian Bluesmen add their own distinct flavor to the music, thereby providing the audience an eclectic and vibrant feel that they can immerse themselves into.

The two bands performing at the second edition of our concert series on the 21st of this month are sure to re-define the Blues set. The MINISTRY OF BLUES from Bangalore, open the evening. Comprising of Vinoo Matthew, Philipe Haydon, Rauf and Kishore, these guys beleive in interpreting the Blues classics in a style that's fresh, fast and furious. A high-energy act defines their gig...MoB is very, very serious about their work. They are so serious that they call themselves “non-professional, seriously professional musicians”. Blackstratblues brings on a set that’s stylish and new. Mumbai's favourite Axeman has a stunning technique, weaving subtly into the musical tapestry of completely realised songs, rather than mere vehicles for a vulgar display of ability. With golden tones and unassailable taste and touch, Mendonsa echoes Gilmour and Johnson. With a bunch of Special Guests set to jam with him on stage...SIMPLY THE BLUES is going to take on a whole new meaning.

  • Electric Blues
    Electric Blues
  • Texas Blues - Electrifying
    Texas Blues - Electrifying
  • Chess Records - A Pioneering Blues Label
    Chess Records - A Pioneering Blues Label
  • Blues Power - Women Empowered
    Blues Power - Women Empowered
  • For The Past Couple Of Decades
    For The Past Couple Of Decades
  • The Jump Blues
    The Jump Blues
  • A Lonely Sound
    A Lonely Sound
  • The Blues Soul Crossover
    The Blues Soul Crossover
  • The Blues Had A Baby
    The Blues Had A Baby
  • Eternal Charm of Pre-War Blues
    Eternal Charm of Pre-War Blues
  • Stage Names of Blues Musicians
    Stage Names of Blues Musicians
  • The Blues Standards
    The Blues Standards
  • Blues Conscience
    Blues Conscience
  • Joyce Arora on selecting the Blues artists
    Joyce Arora on selecting the Blues artists
  • Joyce Arora on the concerts
    Joyce Arora on the concerts
  • Luke Kenny - Festival Director on 'Simply The Blues'
    Luke Kenny - Festival Director on 'Simply The Blues'
  • Luke Kenny in conversation about 'Simply The Blues'
    Luke Kenny in conversation about 'Simply The Blues'
  • Memphis - Cradle of the Blues
    Memphis - Cradle of the Blues
  • Ministry of Blues
    Ministry of Blues
  • Overdrive Trio
    Overdrive Trio
  • Smokestack
    Smokestack
  • Soulmate
    Soulmate
  • The Idea behind 'Simply The Blues'
    The Idea behind 'Simply The Blues'
  • Ground Zero Blues Club
    Ground Zero Blues Club
  • Killing Floor - Still Rockin
    Killing Floor - Still Rockin
  • Live At The Regal
    Live At The Regal
  • Blues Harp - Plaintive Wail
    Blues Harp - Plaintive Wail
  • When I First Met The Blues
    When I First Met The Blues