Posts Tagged ‘project



17
Mar
08

Shilpa’s SulaFest Review

I basically forced Shilpa to come along to watch us play at the Sula Fest and she obliged me with this lovely review of the day’s events. She took the camera from me and did what I aim to do at every show we go to .. take as many pictures as possible and try to capture the place …

Please read her review of the show on her bloghttp://shilpasequeira.com/blog/sula-fest/

All the photos she took are uploaded at http://picasaweb.google.com/ssequeira/SulaFest

If you have any reviews of any of our shows, please point us to it and I would love to link to it from the band blog!

16
Mar
08

SulaFest update and ‘The Album and its Fans!’

By the reaction of the crowd at the show yesterday, we seemed to have done quite a good job of it! people seemed to like it and we loved playing there! If you were at the fest … do write to us and let us know what you thought of it!

I owe you guys a long detailed ‘Sulafest’ review which will happen soon!

Also, we found a new entry for the ‘Album and its fans’ section, and this time its a ‘full on’ celeb! Anushka Manchanda (ex-Viva and now a brand herself) has always been a fan and has professed her love for our music for a long time now but we finally managed to capture it on camera!

Do send us your pictures with the album and I’ll put them up on the blog!

PS: Thanks Shilpa for the lovely photographs!

14
Mar
08

The Weekend Tour!

The band just reached Bombay and we are all excited about the shows we are playing this weekend. We start with a short set for the CNBC awards nite to be held later tonight and tomorrow we move to Nasik.

The Sula Vineyards in Nasik hosts us as part of ‘Sula Fest‘ where we will play along with the likes of ‘Shair + Func‘, ‘The Saturday Night Blues Band’, ‘Kunal Vijaykar’ and some brilliant DJs. The ambience and the activities planned promise to make it an event you won’t forget for a while!

So if you are anywhere close to Nasik, grab your blankets and head over to the Sula Fest for a wonderful night of music and some great fun!

After Nasik we head to Hyderabad to play at the ‘Vasavi Engineering College’ fest ‘Euphoria – 08′. So for everyone who asked us when we are playing in Hyderabad next, this is it! so get yourselves to Vasavi College and let us take you from there!

I will keep you guys updated the best I can from wherever I can … so watch this space!

06
Mar
08

MTV Alert – Shot 2

After a very nice experience at the first location, we couldn’t wait to see what awaited us at location 2!

The whole crew and us packed up everything to go to location 2 which we were told would be a deserted railway station. Now don’t get me wrong .. but why would there be a deserted railway station in the middle of a HUGE film set in Panvel? all of us thought it was a sure shot prank (well .. atleast I did!) and that there was some prank being planned … but we went along nevertheless ..

What we saw when we reached there was quite unreal .. right there in the middle of nowhere were 4 train coaches and I mean real train coaches and a proper retro railway station which was fully customizable for a film crew depending on the shoot you want!! The train was just kept there mounted on some springs and the station was complete with the clock and a few stores on the side and everything! and the train itself was from ‘Lahore to Amritsar’!! and the station was marked as ‘Atari’, a station which is actually on the India Pakistan border!

Siva as usual was in his element and we decided it was time to start using the train and the station as a prop and enact popular train and railway station cliche’s. It started out with Siva being a politician who had just landed in a village and was doing the customary ‘Namaste’ to his entourage and moved on to a very popular scene down south in railway stations … the bunch of old men sitting by the railway tracks and drinking their coffee with a spoonful of conversation! but as you can see here … we had quite a tough time looking authentic on that one!! especially me … who can’t fake it to save my life!!

The most authentic one of the lot has to be Siva who sat in the train and decided to act like the ‘Pissed Off Old Man’ who was just throwing his attitude around! and he looked the part ;)

It was tons of fun with all of us rolling with laughter and we had some nice ideas for the shoot. Raghu was still doing some solo singing at the first location while the crew just began setting up here. So we were all set for a super shot 2.More about the shoot itself in a post to follow …
03
Mar
08

Full fun the show … full yenjoy the show!

The line ‘full fun the show .. full yenjoy the show’ with a thumbs up on each had become part of the band’s lingo now after Jithin one fine day said that to the camera during an MTV interview after our Lycra MTV Style awards performance!! He had absolutely everyone in splits with that one!

The fun and enjoyment from our launch carried over to the next day when we played in ‘Hard Rock Cafe – Mumbai’ for the launch of the Rolling Stone Magazine in India. It was a night where the who’s who of Rock and Roll in India got together to belt some very popular Rock’n’Roll tunes and we were probably the ones that din’t fit in there at all!

But that din’t stop us … infact, we were all the more geared to get up there and give the audience something they had never expected or experienced that night!

We quickly got changed into our trademark colourful clothing right from the lungis to the funky kurtas and proceeded to get on stage and rock the house!!! we had everyone jumping and screaming by the end of the very short 2 song set that we got to play .. but it was completely worth it!!

We spent the rest of the night singing along with all our favourite bands including Zero (All of us from the band were seeing Zero live for the first time!!), Pentagram, Indus Creed etc .. It was a truly memorable night in the history of Indian Rock’n’Roll … the first time something like this had ever taken place!

PS: The rest of the photographs are available on the Facebook Page of Rolling Stone Magazine

02
Mar
08

MTV Alert

The Raghu Dixit Project is being featured on MTV all of this month on MTV Alert. This is an 8 minute clip which will play 2-3 times a day all of March on MTV … so make sure you tune in for this!!

The clip will have an exclusive interview with Raghu and also exclusive footage of the band playing and some super scenes created for the music that we make .. I shall dedicate the next few posts to describe this shoot in some detail ..

Prologue

We were told to report at the venue at 7AM for the sunrise shot by the river. It was quite a struggle, but we made it on time only to find out it would be a sunset shot instead!! but then the entire MTV crew was on location and some wonderful breakfast was ready .. so we had nothing to complain about .. we promptly ate to our hearts content, drank some super ‘kadak chai’ that was in infinite supply and went to our rooms for a snooze!

Our clothes were taken and ironed and everything was set and everyone was waiting for the first location to be set and the director to call us!

Shot 1

The scene for the first shot was magical! the setting was perfect and the entire location and the lights rocked!! I have no words to describe this .. you have to see the picture yourself .. it was basically in the middle of a Bamboo Grove with some ‘holy thread’ tied around different bamboo shoots randomly … the entire place was strewn with dry bamboo leaves and there was some smoke being artificially fed into the shot … when we first went there and saw it … I must tell you … it blew our minds!

The band had to walk through the place like we were on a journey and also Raghu had to sing a few songs there and we were on to shot 2 …
01
Mar
08

The Album is on Sale!!!

The day has finally arrived! the album is on sale! and for those of you who have waited along with us … and now can wait no longer … here it is!!

MusicYogi.com has started stocking and selling the album and everyone … HEAD THERE and get your copy! The first batch will run out soon … so get it NOW!!!

Once you buy the album, send us a photograph of you with the album and we will feature a few interesting photographs on the blog!!!And also … don’t forget your reviews of the album … send them to music at raghudixit dot com or just leave it as a comment here for everyone to see!



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