Avial is an Indian Alternative Rock band from Kerala, formed in 2003. The name of the band is taken from a South Indian dish Aviyal, which is traditionally a part of the Sadya, and made with a mixture of contrasting vegetables.
This band consists of Tony John (vocals), Rex Vijayan (guitars), Mithun Puthanveetil (drums), and Binny Isaac (bass). The band members all come from musical backgrounds, with a diverse exposure of working with different bands before they came together. They specialize in doling out rock numbers in Malayalam creating a niche space in the Indian music scene.
At the Jack Daniels Annual Rock Awards 08-09, Avial walked away the winner of six awards – Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Band of the Year, for both the popular choice and critics award categories.
Having release their first album in February 2008, the band is currently working on their second full-length album. A music video from their second album appears on the soundtrack of the movie Salt N’ Pepper.
Their first album received acclaim for its excellent instrumental play, brilliant singing, and beautiful and poignant lyrics.
This Wednesday night, Avial performs live at Blue Frog, Mumbai.
Event @ a glance:
On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 10:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
If you are a Mumbaikar, you can’t afford to miss this one!
Catch the ‘Alternative Malayalam Rock’ rock the house with Avial’s outstanding music.