What do you get when an Indian Rock n Roll singer meets an Egyptian Funk and Blues guitarist? Not a bad Christmas cracker joke, but Dubai’s latest band demanding your attention…
My first musical influence was… Our first musical influence has to be the king, Elvis Presley. A lot of our songs give out an Elvis vibe and weirdly enough our lead singer thinks he’s the reincarnation of the King, haha.
Our sound is best described as… Funky, groovy, fresh.
The best band in Dubai is… There are really tight bands in different genres around the city. When it comes to original bands, there are so many good bands in different genres. Juliana Down have to be the best right now within the rock scene, Nervecell in the metal scene and I guess with hard work and dedication, in time we should be playing with the big boys.
Our musical motto is… Create songs that people can relate to, groove to, and sing to.
Best gig you’ve played?
Best lyrics of all time?
Best piece of advice you’ve received?
It had to be the advice we got from the Filipino superstars Rivermaya who told us to believe in our original material and never to doubt our tunes. With 20 years of experience and millions of fans, they definitely know what they’re talking about.
What’s your musical guilty pleasure?
A lot of our lyrics directly and sometimes indirectly attack the electronic music scene. It’s kinda rude and judgemental, but we don’t really care, we have fun with it. Some of the electronic sub genres are amazing. But some are absolutely killing the art of music.
When we make it, the one thing we want on our rider is… Our Hospitality Rider will definitely include buffets for every meal because the boys can really eat. It’s not even a joke. We totally want a car just for the band as well. We’ll call it “The Rat Mobile.”
It’s just been 3 months for us as a band so as of now it was Bandj am Battle of the bands at Al Ghurair. 6000 people in front of us singing our song that they heard for the first time, an amazing experience.
We’ve written 10 songs in 2 months. Out of which I think lyrically our best song is a song called “Starting New.” There’s a line that goes “Cigarettes in ash trays, Finger prints on an icy glass. Darkness can be emptied, and people can be wiped away from your past.” The second line mirrors the meaning of the first. But again I’m sure we’ll be writing better songs in the next few months.