Barefaced Liar, a modern rock band is a fusion
of the talents of Akshay Chowdhry (vocals, guitar), Sumant Balakrishnan
(vocals, guitar), Akshay Johar (bass) and Suyash Gabriel (drums).
With a friendship tracing back to high school,
Akshay and Sumant embarked on their musical journey over a decade
ago. Their passion for singing, song writing and the guitar manifested
itself in the creation of Barefaced Liar – a band through
which they express their penchant for blues, classic rock and
heavy metal sounds. While Akshay and Sumant are still the driving
force behind the songwriting of BFL, the recent addition of Akshay
Johar and Suyash as BFL’s rhythm section has infused the
band with a burst of energy and allowed their sound to evolve
Today, BFL is recognized as one of the most popular
bands in New Delhi; known for their versatility and originality.
Having played live on the Indian music circuit since 2008, they
are known for their explosive live shows and infectious enthusiasm
on stage. Winners the Ibibo Rising Rock stars national contest
in 2009 resulted in funding for their selftitled debut album and
an India-wide launch tour. Their songs Glow and Mirage were semifinalists
at the UK Songwriters Contest for 2009 and 2010. Akshay and Sumant
have also been lately acknowledged as finalists in the Rock category
at the UK Songwriters Competition 2013 for ‘Toe the Line’.
BFL’s debut album was also chosen as one of RSJ’s
top ten albums of 2010. In 2011, BFL was one of the top 8 bands
chosen countrywide by Talenthouse India for the MTV show “Pole
Position” – a competition to open for Metallica in
India. Most recently, their newest single, Toe the Line, has been
topping music charts across the country.