Indigo Children are a Delhi-based duo and have been part of the Indian circuit since 2004.

They first found recognition playing pubs and college fests around India. Some of the bigger competitions they won over their first few years include Campus Rock Idols in 2005, the Great Indian Rock festival 2006 and Channel [V] Launch pad.

These competitions brought them Nation-wide attention among the underground rock scene and built the foundations for a fan-base. Indigo Children were one of the few bands chosen to represent India in Singapore for Sutasi, a reality television show, featuring talent across Asia. They were also one of the four bands chosen to record with world - renowned producer John Leckie as a part of the British Council’s Soundpad. As a part of the Soundpad project the band went on a 2 - week tour of the United Kingdom; playing at festivals and
venues such as ‘The Great Escape festival, Brighton’ and ‘the Barfly’. The band has also opened for Bryan Adams, Your Code Name is Milo, Freak Kitchen, Intronaut, Benea Reach and Backstreet Boys in India.

The band comprises Sanchal Malhar and Nikhil Rufus Raj, featuring an extended line up for the live act. The band refrains from categorizing their music to a genre but likes to write idiosyncratic vocal pop music.

“Bohemian” was born in January 2008. Shams Bin Quader and Mahbub Farhan were long time neighbours in Uttara, but coming together to form a band came much later, when Shams was working as a faculty of IUB, and Farhan a student of this university. We needed a vocalist/bass guitar player, and so we found Farshid Alam, who was also studying at IUB at that time. Finally, we met up with a talented drummer by the name of Rafatul Bari Labib, and thus Bohemian was complete.

bohemian music can be categorized as alternative rock, with special focus on meaningful lyrics, melodious rock as well as heavier rock compositions. Bohemian was formed with the intention of creating an unique brand of rock music in Bangladesh, one which is melodious enough for the mass audience to relate to, and one which is also and rocking enough for the underground fans to jump and head bang to.

Bohemian’s first album called Babodhan, was released on the 28th of July, 2008 from Fahim Music and our second album Shurjo, was released on the 10th of January 2011 from G-Series.

The Metal Zone band has been established in 1995-1996 with these musicians. This band is one of the most popular ones in Myanmar. The Metal Zone has been creating over 300 Series of Songs (Single Album and Couple Album) up to the present days. The live show of this band holds all over the country about 90 shows.

The most popular albums of the band are “The Night of a Young Love's Yearning, Angel, Ten Seconds, Allow and Forgiven and ls it a Dream or a Reality?” Their latest release albums are “ Zat Paung, 12 Inches Make one Feet”. The band has performed abroad several times: - Thailand in November 2009, Japan in December 2009 and Malaysia in November 2010 & September 2011.

Petri Dish is an apt name for what Ashu is labeling his new project – a mix of songs and sounds that have been incubating over the last 2 years and are now ready to burst out into an album and a tour.

A high energy audience engaging foray into genres and themes that constantly evolve and are open to many interpretations.

The music is a mix of electronic rock, trip hop, dub, and pop.

Petri Dish is a trio of seasoned musicians.

The core band members include Debu Banerji, JD Thirumalai and Ashu.

Additionally it features some of Indian indie's most popular female artists

Ramona Arena
Shazneen Arethna
Vivienne Pocha
Saba Azad
Lindsay D'mello (Drums)
Jaideep Thirumalai (Bass)
Ashutosh Pathak

Zeb and Haniya’s music speaks to a shared base of human experience while evoking the rich and textured soundscapes of West Asia. Cutting edge and commercially successful, the musicians write their own songs and also rework existing melodies of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.

In doing so, the musicians carve a space for music that transcends national boundaries. The duo’s debut album, Chup (Hush) broke to glowing reviews in Pakistan:
Herald credited Zeb and Haniya with creating an entirely new cannon of jazz-influenced numbers and blues in Urdu, and The News called their arrival “a landmark event.” All songs in the album, with the exception of Paimana Bitte—an Afghani composition from the 1970s—were written by Haniya and Zeb themselves.

Consequently, the singer-songwriter duo has been described by Deutsche Welles as “among the most innovative musicians in Pakistan.” Across the border, India Today writes that “everything about their music reads as extraordinary.”

Zeb and Haniya’s songs are set to music influenced by the classical tradition of the Indian subcontinent, Latin and west African grooves, American folk and blues, and their lyrics are poignant, soulful, and emotive. Their latest recordings have included songs in Turkish, Dari, and Pushto, and their music has been claimed by diverse audiences across West Asia. They have also performed in Malaysia, Italy, France, Pakistan, and at music festivals in the U.S and Norway, and their music has been received with the generosity of spirit with which it has been composed. Zeb and Haniya’s music is truly global; their songs excavate historical memories shared across national boundaries, and their music speaks to audiences unfamiliar with the language in which their lyrics are written, but open to the transcendent sweep of music.

The Maldivians is a vision of youth. The lacuna of professional service in the entertainment industry of Maldives led to the beginning of his dynamic initiative.

The Maldivians Started playing around with music at the age of seven and is self taught in music theory and practical. His talent and abilities led him to start work as a professional in the music industry at the age of fourteen.

From helping individuals to create music tracks for their individual needs, to the government seeking help to running national events, The Maldivians has always been one step ahead to cater to everyone’s requirement.

It was in Aizawl, Mizoram, back in the month of October, 2005. Four friends with the same interest in music came together to form a band called, “Boomarang”.

They started out playing covers first at some small local gigs, gaining few experiences in making music and writing lyrics. Their winnings in the “North-East Band Contest 2006”, “Hornbill National Rock Contest 2006” and their first “Great Indian Rock” experience gave them the confidence to grow more as a band.

A wild but nice mixture of Rock and Roll containing Jazz, Funk and Punk called, “JUNKROCK” is what Boomarang named their music today.

“Semi-automatic mike with a bass and a drum, explosive with a six-string triggered by the strum”.

With the right use of instruments such as the Vocals, Guitar, Bass and Drums, Boomarang’s music is believed by thousands of fans that it can conquer the world.

Advaita is an eclectic fusion band based in New Delhi, India. Since their inception in 2004, they have established themselves as one of the most innovative and original acts on the Indian music scene. Advaita has successfully carved out a niche for their style of music in the global context, while staying true to their characteristically Indian roots.

Advaita’s music gives the listener the opportunity to enjoy the brilliance of Hindustani classical, as well as the thrill of rock. From the smooth, polished husky tone of the Western Vocalist to the deep and powerful delivery of the Hindustani Vocalist, the music of Advaita is further elevated by the synthesis of guitars, keyboards, drums, the tabla and the exotic drone of the Sarangi. Of all Indian instruments, it is said that the sarangi most resembles the sound of the human voice.

Kingdom Hum was born out of demise. The six members of Kingdom Hum are erstwhile members of three other bands. We sought new musical direction and decided to seek it together. Needless to mention, our old bands have… well… disbanded.

Our motivation for coming together answers your first question. Five of us were in rock bands that sang in English. One of us did traditional Bhutanese and Tibetan genres. All of us wanted to experiment. So we fused our musical impulses. That is not to say that we’ve discarded our roots. We still like to amp up the distortion and bang our heads senseless now and then. The new sound is a bit scratchy and underdeveloped, not quite what we envisioned initially. But that’s part of the process. We’re teething.

Don’t ask us who our inspirations are. That’s something we avoid talking about, for the simple reason that we’re all influenced by too many people. Heck, people wouldn’t be too far from the truth if they supposed we were influenced by Somali pirates, Mother Theresa, nocturnal animals and leafy vegetables.

We’re licking our lips as we look ahead to the South Asian Bands Festival, which we regard as an opportunity to see and learn from some of the best talents in the subcontinent. Nothing but good can come out of a congregation of such immense talent.

Also, we take to heart our role as cultural ambassadors. Ours is a small but beautiful country that we love dearly. We hope to offer a taste of it to the good people of Delhi, the capital of our closest friend and neighbor, India.

The name motherjane - a variant of maryjane, underlines teh bands's message theat "music is finest drug -stay with it.".

For the 1st time in Indian rock history, one of its songs, "maya" written by motherjane's Suraj is published in the Indian Book of Chronicles alongside works of top contemporary literary greats.

Honored by MySpace to launch the renowned MySpace Secret Shows in India - joining U2, Oasis, Slayer, Neil Diamond who have done similar high profile launches.

Conducts workshop for Senneheiser's launch in India. Conducts workshop at Soundcrat Vi6 launch in India.

Tantrum is a Thrash Metal band, with a touch of Technical Death Metal with various melodic elements such as Classical, Blues, Jazz & Eastern hailing from Colombo Sri Lanka cannot wait to get out there and delight the Metal World by providing them with dynamic music and performances to break their necks moshing to. Tantrum is looking forward to open the floodgates to a whole new level of music, and take Sri Lankan heavy metal to greater heights.

Members: Javeen Soysa - Vocals / Bass Guitar ,Akila Peiris - Guitars ,Thishan Wijesinghe - Guitars , Taraka Senevirathne - Drums

Fanoos Band is a popular legend band, born in Kabul, Afghanistan 1998. They participate in concerts on the eve of Woman’s Day, Eid, Gul-e Surkh Picnic (Nawrooz Picnic) in Mazar-e Sharif City, National Army Concerts etc. Professionalism, skillfulness, best performance, friendly relationship between band’s members and people, resourcefulness, expressiveness and creativity introduced Fanoos Band one of the most popular bands in Afghanistan. Fanoos Band was seen as the embodiment of progressive ideas and influences the socio-cultural improvement of the earl y decade.

In a predominantly stagnant Nepali music industry where most bands don’t play their instruments and everything sounds and looks manufactured, Robin N Looza stuck out like a sore thumb. The band’s debut was a revelation and spawned a number of clones. Their live shows were energetic thanks to an exceptionally tight rhythm section and a charismatic front man, and their anthemic songs took them from strength to strength. However, as great as a band may be, there always comes a time when one gets bored of doing the same thing for years and looks to branch out. And that’s exactly what the front man Robin did.With a desire of playing different styles of music, and with a couple of songs already under his belt, Robin recruited several members for a project entitled Robin & The New Revolution. The new members were definitely not new to the music scene though. Rajesh, the drummer, also played in the backup band for the Angels, bassist Prabin was an accomplished studio musician and Dipesh, who still plays the lead guitar, is an arranger. And unlike in the past, Robin was seen playing the rhythm on his sunburst Fender. Kta/Kt the debut album of “Robin and the New Revolution” was a huge hit and the band grabbed some prestigious awards aswell. More than awards, Kta/Kt brought about a change. Following up Kta/Kt, the band produced another acclaimed album – 13000, which was dedicated to the people who lost their lives during the political insurgency in the country.

With two new changes in their line ups, Sonam Lama replacing Prabin on Bass and Sanam Shrestha replacing Rajesh on the drums, the band still continues to enthrall and amaze its crowd with the music of their own. A steady groove of funk, blues, slow rock and folk tunes with a blend of down to earth words elevating patriotism – this what Robin and The New Revolution is all about

Junkyard Groove was formed in the year 2005 and have become a main stay in the Indian Independent music scene. A band that has seen every high and low of being in a band, from being signed to an international label, opening for some of the biggest bands in the world like Iron maiden, Incubus, Prodigy, Robert Plant and more, to being dropped from their label, and going through line up changes. Their first album 11:11 was a huge success garnering a big fan base and winning quite a few awards. Their song "its Ok" has become a part of play lists on every English radio station in India. Junkyard Groove was one of the first bands to take advantage of social media and viral marketing in India. In April 2011 the band received a huge blow when Ameeth Thomas vocalist and principal songwriter received news that three of his band mates had left the band without an explanation through Facebook. In 24 hrs of the announcement he announced a new line up with Naveen Thomas coming in on lead guitars a very experienced guitarist from Bangalore, Sajith Satya the bass prodigy from Chennai belonging to the Satya clan and Shaskank Vijay a drummer that makes a four piece band sound like 5. Since then Ameeth the singer-songwriter/ producer/ engineer for the band has put out 2 singles Beautiful Crime and Speed of love. The band is currently finishing up their second album due to release in Jan 2012. One thing is for sure this is a band that does not play by anyone's rules but their own.

Retaining the deep resonance of classical music, their soulful music strikes a chord with the contemporary as they compose music innovatively to suit the nouveau style of Chiaroscuro films our industry is dabbling in. That is what makes you want to rewind and replay the chart-toppers from movies like Teen Patti, Pyaar Impossible, Rocket Singh, Kurbaan, Luck, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Fashion, Chak De India, Dor, Iqbal, Kaal, Ab Tak Chappan, and the upcoming Kites. Apart from composing the lead songs of a film, they’re always responsible for the background score; if it isn’t the musical arrangement of a track, keep your ears open for Salim’s arresting vocals and Sulaiman’s perfect percussions.

Bollywood came to them when they were still concentrating on advertisement jingles, because sometimes it helps to be at the right place at the right time. Working in the same building as film director Sanjay Gupta, the brothers’ work was overheard by the Bollywood director, who immediately signed them on to compose and record the theme of his 1997 Kajol and Saif Ali Khan-starrer Hameshaa. Before they knew it, Salim and Sulaiman had captured Bollywood’s attention.

Today Salim and Sulaiman are among Bollywood’s hottest music directors, and everyone is dancing to their tunes. By incorporating western, folk, Hindustani and Sufi influences to their music, the duo has managed to enthrall audiences across the world and not only keep up with the changing face of India’s film industry, but also help redefine it.