Blackstratblues, a solo project of prodigious guitarist Warren Mendonsa, is one of the best upcoming bands in modern India. Known for their distinctive blues sound, the band has been based in Auckland, New Zealand, since 2004. Mendonsa’s stunning playing technique has been compared to David Gilmour, another artist who prefers layered, ambient melodies to vulgar displays of technical skill. Blackstratblues has released two albums, ‘Nights in Shining Karma’ in 2007 and ‘The New Album’ in 2009. Blackstratblues have collaborated with a variety of vocalists, such as Nikhil D’Souza and Karsh Kale.
Nikhil D’Souza is one of India’s best young music composers and singers, known for his folksy guitar based music and his work in movie soundtracks. He made his playback singing debut in Rajshree Ojha’s ‘Aisha’ in 2010. Karsh Kale is a UK based percussionist. He has a huge fan following around the world and recently shot to prominence through his appearances on MTV coke studio. He is considered one of the pioneering figures in the Asian underground genre, which involves a fusion of Indian classical and folk music with various genres such as electronica, rock, pop and ambient music.
Nikhil and Karsh will also join them on stage for their performance live at Waves 2013.
Event @ a Glance:
9th November 2013
BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus
The performance will feature:
- Warren Mendonsa- Guitars
- Nikhil D’Souza- Guitars, Vocals
- Karsh Kale- Drums, Percussion
Get ready to be blown away by the bluesy guitar melodies of Mr. Mendonsa and co.