Author Archive for Gaurav Vaz



15
Jan
09

Nokia – “Touch The Tune” in Bangalore

The Raghu Dixit Project plays at the Nokia “Touch The Tune” concert in Bangalore at the Palace Grounds on the 23rd of January at the Palace grounds. Also playing along with us is Karsh Kale (absolutely brilliant contemporary music from India and has worked with the likes of Anoushka Shankar, Norah Jones and Sting!) and Midival Punditz (one of the biggest electronica acts in the country)

The show starts at 7 PM and goes on till about 11 PM. Head to the event page for this concert on Facebook and RSVP! Also, invite all your friends to the show!

I managed to score some passes for the concert and so if any of wants passes to the show, leave a message here and I will tell you how you can pick them up from me personally! The special Raghu Dixit Project friends and family offer :)

07
Jan
09

Mysore Se Aayi – The Dance

Very recently I came across this video of a dance for ‘Mysore Se Aayi’ that was performed at the ‘Anandabalaga‘ by Aditya Kavoor which was directed by Rohan Raj from Nritarutya!

It is a really sweet effort and I think all of you should see it! And send Aditya a comment if you like it :)

20
Dec
08

Raghu Dixit Project in Bangalore – Finally!

So its official! our first public gig in Bangalore after a LONG LONG time will happen on Christmas Eve! The Opus Christmas festival ’08 plays host to The Raghu Dixit Project on the 24th December 9PM Onwards.

If you haven’t watched the band in a long time or haven’t watched the band at all, then this is a very good place to start. So, on the 24th evening, Opus, in Bangalore is where you need to be!

14
Dec
08

Josy John – The Bass Superhero!

When I was first called to play for ‘The Raghu Dixit Project’, I knew I was playing where one of the best bassists in the country, Josy John had left a mark! On my best day, I am just about a fraction of what he does reguarly!

When Raghu called me today to let me know that he was in town and recording for Raghu’s upcoming movie, I had to clear out everything else I was up to and just sit and watch him record some of the most brilliant bass playing you will ever hear in a Kannada movie!

Sitting here for the past three hours watching him has taught me more than I have learnt in a long time. His bass playing reminds me of how at the end of the day, its not about technique, or the “right way” to play (he is as un-orthodox a bass player as you will find), its all about your groove and your choice of notes!

For the super star that he is, he is probably the most unassuming, down to earth musician you will ever find. I can guarantee you his humility will completely blow your mind!

Just to show you what I mean, take a look at the video here and when you’ve finally picked up your jaw that must have hit the floor by now, rewind and watch it again! *THAT* is what a bass guitar can do!

This is a video taken from Antaragni’s show at BITS Pilani, a couple of years back.

13
Dec
08

Our Cutest Fan?

The picture says it all! I have nothing to add .. This was in Jeonju, Korea!

PS: The note reads “You are MY Hero”

10
Dec
08

Tiranga!

The lovely folks at BabbleFish Studios put together a video as a tribute to the entire nation coming together after the Mumbai terror attacks and they used an old song that Raghu had written.

Check the video out and tell us what you think! Also, while you are at it, rate the video there and tell your friends about it :)

17
Nov
08

The “landmark” gig in Bangalore

It has been a long long time since we played in Bangalore and yesterday’s show at ‘Landmark’ in the Garuda Swagath mall was one of the most looked forward to! both by us and a few of the people who have been writing in.

But what it eventually turned out to be was just beyond all our expectations and when Raghu exclaimed that “The crowd in Bangalore is the best!” and that “This is one of the best shows we’ve played” .. it was completely true!

There was an air about the show even before it actually began, and there was a welling crowd filling up all the possible standing space around the stage area. I had honestly not expected so many people to turn up, but then it was brilliant to see all of you there!

The gig started with songs from the first album and each of them had a very vocal Bangalore crowd singing along and I guess video taping the concert like I have never seen before. Like someone right pointed out, this is a great example of social media at work and I hope everyone uploads all the photos and videos they have taken and shares it with others!

Raghu then moved on to some songs from ‘Psycho’, the latest Kannada movie sensation and those songs were like a wildfire through dried hay! the whole store seemed to sing along and at times even remind Raghu of the lyrics!

In all, it was a great gig! lots of people, nice place, good fun! Thanks all of you for coming along and making this special. Upload all your photos and videos and send us a link so we can check them out too! and keep coming back here to check about the next time we play where you are :)

You can check out and you can see the whole set on the Raghu Dixit Project Flickr Page.




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