Kolkata band The Grooverz will soon make you groove to their new single
DESCRIBING their music as experimental indie-pop, city-based band The Grooverz are ready with their second original score. And this time, they will be launching it on their own channel. The five-member troupe is soon to hit the studios with Phire Ashbo. This was the first song written by frontman Kaustav Banerjee, who says, “I wrote it in 2012 when I was going to Bangalore to work, leaving everything behind. I had promised myself that one day I will come back.” He did and subsequently founded The Grooverz in 2011.
For the last four-five years, bass guitarist Sunny Bhattacharya, drummer Dipayan Ganguly, keyboardist Patrick Dey Sarkar and guitarist Subha Chakraborty have been constant members of the band. An interesting point that came out during our candid chat was that all of them were music teachers in different schools in the city before quitting their job to follow their passion.
Being heavily influenced by the music of the 90s, the band that was previously known as Rockbaaj, will also be making videos of their singles. The script for Phire Ashbo is ready, we are informed. “We are kids of 80s and we have grown up listening to albums of KK, Shaan, Silk Route, Euphoria, Bombay Vikings and others. Their videos had a story and those stories have stayed with us. So for our next originals, we will make videos with stories,” said Dipayan who points out that their music is influenced by different genres. Talking further about the various influnces, Sunny shares that, “We never restricted ourselves to one single genre. Like, I grew up listening to Rabindra Sangeet but I also listened to Bollywood songs,
Tollywood music, Bangla bands and even Western music. All of these reflect when we are composing music.” Having composed music for a Bengali webseries as well, Sunny adds that, “There are opportunities galore; the mentality needs to be changed. There are struggles, dry periods, high and low moments but we don’t want an easy life; we want a good life,”