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In Pictures: Dream Makers 2nd Anniversary Bash @ Blue Frog, Mumbai

  • Dream Makers Turns Two
    The artist management agency celebrated their second anniversary at Blue Frog, Mumbai, on Wednesday, November 28 with a showcase gig. The company has made massive strides since its inception by founder Shreya Naik two years ago, and plans to scale new heights in the coming year. Read our interview with Naik for more details.
    Photo credit: Shalaka Pai
  • Imli Imchen
    The finger-style guitarist (who recently performed at The Jack and Jones Other Stage at the Pune edition of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender) was the first to take the stage with a short, 20-minute set. Read more about him here.
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  • Reuel Benedict
    The young singer-songwriter performed next with his younger brother on backing vocals, Abhishek Kamdar of Devoid on bass and Sanju Aguiar of The Hoodwink Circle on guitars.
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  • Devoid plz?
    The set included tracks about the best days of an adolescent life, lost love, and other such thematic staples of pop-rock. A couple of frustrated audience members yelled "DEVOID!" at every song break.
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  • Sasha vs Panda
    The acoustic duo's set featured Anand Bhagat (of Tribal Flora) on percussion and Chirayu Vedkar. While Sasha does have a powerful voice, their brand of pop-rock, which included a forgettable cover of 'Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai' (yes, that one), failed to impress.
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  • Sasha Chettri
    Chettri has definite vocal potential, but her songwriting leaves much to be desired.
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  • Winit Tikoo
    Singer-songwriter Winit Tikoo was up next, with the first non-acoustic set of the night.
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  • The Winit Tikoo Band
    Winit Tikoo's brand of assured Hindi rock was a welcome change from the moody pop-rock that preceded it. His four song set included the track 'Tamasha'; a vitriolic outburst against the "chindi chor" politicians running the country.
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  • Vasuda Sharma
    Vasuda Sharma was one of the first artists signed to Dream Makers, and performed alongside Roshni Baptist on vocals, Spud In The Box percussionist Vivaan Kapoor, Donny Lama on guitars and Ruell of Bombay Bassmenton bass.
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  • Ruell Barretto
    The Bombay Bassment man provided the rhythmic backbone to Sharma's set, which featured some unimaginative Ray Charles and James Brown covers.
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  • I Feel Good
    The set also say blues compositions by Donny Lama (which saw a bit of a glitch when the guitarist's mic went off) and an energetic, but uninspired cover of James Brown's 'I Feel Good'.
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  • "Do you feel good?"
    Sharma also called up a happy Naik on stage to dance with her at the end of the set.
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  • The Whirling Spuds
    Acoustic rock duo Whirling Kalapas collaborated with Rohan Rajadhyaksha, Ankit Dayal and Vivaan Kapoor of Spud In The Box for their set, beginning with a cover of Iron & Wine's 'Naked As We Came'.
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  • Trapped in Norwegian Wood
    They then proceeded to belt out an extended medley of 'Norwegian Wood' and Indus Creed's 'Trapped'.
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  • Two Down
    We're beginning to wonder just where Kapoor gets all that energy. Performing with two acts in the space of an hour, and another set coming up, the talented young percussionist didn't falter one bit.
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  • Spudlings
    Spud In The Box were as tight as we've seen them recently, playing an exuberant set that began with 'Lens Life', which has been their set opener of choice at recent gigs, including this one.
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  • Mr. Talwar
    In which guitarist Siddharth Talwar strikes a classic axe-wielding pose.
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  • Scream for Spud
    The band's short set included 'Attention Please', from their upcoming EP of the same name. The audience included screaming groupies.
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  • Vivek Rajagopalan
    Prolific percussionist Vivek Rajagopalan came up to perform with the boys on 'Highs and Lows', which featured an extended percussion battle/jugalbandi of sorts between Kapoor and Rajagopalan.
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  • 'We are The Family Cheese..."
    "...and we love that breakfast."

    We last saw the Chennai alt-rock act at the first anniversary of Live From The Console, and they were as tight and gimmicky as they were then.
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  • 'Stories Of The Places You've Never Been'
    The group began with a lot of banter and launched into a track titled 'Stories Of The Places You've Never Been', which segued into an extended, distortion-filled jam.
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  • Apurv Issac
    The Cheese guitarist walked down into the audience to serenade Dream Makers proprietor Shreya Naik and sling the guitar behind his back as he played it, something we've seen him do before.
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  • Luke Kenny
    Kenny joined the band for a cover of Prince's 'Kiss'. While the lack of rehearsal was evident from the disjointed performance, Kenny did a good job of keeping the energy of Cheese's set up.
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  • Show Me The Magic!
    They ain't called The Family Cheese for no reason. Issac made Kenny sprinkle some luck on his guitar, right in the middle of the song. At least, we think that's what they were doing.
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  • Rachel Varghese
    The singer-songwriter made an appearance at the close of The Family Cheese's set.
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