Red Bull Tour Bus is all set to make some noise and kick start the party season in Goa at the Hilltop on October 25th 2013. Music lovers are invited to catch the electro rock duo; Shaa’ir & Func and Grain (solo act of Gaurav Raina from Midival Pundits) take centre-stage and perform on the rooftop of the stage on wheels. The evening does not end there and you also get to catch Krunk All-Stars as well as Sulk Station rocking the bus with their music.
In a unique east meets west and north meets south experience, Red Bull Tour Bus will take bands to new geographies. The idea is to introduce music lovers to new emerging bands, and give bands a chance to create new legions of fans. The bus will also be a stage at all four Bacardi NH7 Weekenders across India – Pune, Bangalore, Delhi, and Kolkata.
The Red Bull Tour Bus is hitting the road and coming to a location near you!
Date & time: 25th October 2013, 5.30pm onwards
SO, WHAT IS THE RED BULL TOUR BUS EXACTLY?
The first of its kind in India, Red Bull Tour Bus transforms into a complete sound stage. The bus was built beam by beam from a chassis. Taking approximately 2250 man-hours to build, it converts into a concert stage fully equipped with a sound system, lights and everything else needed for that awesome gig experience. When it hits the road, it features a gaming console, a flat screen TV, a mini work station, eight bunk beds, twelve seats, a combination of hardwood floors and an equipment storage area. In an estimated 3-4 hours, the bus transforms from a typical 36-foot-long vehicle to a full out custom rock stage.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT THESE BANDS
Shaa’ir + Func
Shaa’ir + Func are an electro rock duo based in Mumbai, active since the year 2005. Made up of Monica Dogra and Randolph Correia, the duo currently employing the services of Rohit P-Man Pereiera on bass and Aditya Ox7gen Ashok on drums. Since the release of their last studio record, Mantis, the band have been working on new material and are looking to release an acoustic EP and a much-awaited fourth studio album. In their years of touring, the band have traveled and played across gigs at festivals and clubs across India and parts of Europe and North America.
GRAIN is the solo project of Gaurav Raina, one half of India’s biggest electronica acts, Midival Punditz. Raina has been working on his solo release, Grey To Silver, over the last couple of years and is slated to release it in the coming months. The album features collaborations with Karsh Kale, Anoushka Shankar, Monica Dogra, Ankur Tewari and others. With the album, and the live setup, Raina aims to explore gritty soundscapes, lyrical songwriting and heavier sounds – within the electronica genre.
A collection of artists on the roster of booking agency Krunk, this live setup forms its mainstay with Sohail ‘Ez Riser’ Arora, Sanaya ‘Sandunes’ Ardeshir and Aditya ‘Ox7gen’ Ashok. Unlike other ensemble sets, this setup will see a mashup, and overlays and swapped beats in a situation where the sub genres of electronica come together in harmony, while still assuring a hardcore dance party.
Sulk Station is a downtempo, trip-hop act from Bangalore, comprising of Rahul Giri on electronics and production and Tanvi Rao on keys and vocals. Active since 2012, the band has one studio release to their credit titled Till You Appear. The duo use elements of electronica in their set, fused with elements of Indian classical which make for a larger soundscape of minimal beats, fuzzy atmospherics and home grown synth sounds.