It is easy to find a wedding band in Ahmedabad, but what about a Hindi Rock Band? The Ahmedabad Blog came across one such band which has been active since late 2009! We are talking about Meghdhanush – a Hindi Rock band that believes in making original soulful music.
The Ahmedabad Blog team connected with Meghdhanush Band to know more about their music and the music scenario in Ahmedabad.
The Ahmedabad Blog: Tell us about your band
Meghdhanush: Meghdhanush is a Hindi Experimental rock/pop band which believes in making original music. We are a four piece band which consists of Jigar Gadhavi on Vocals, Karan Patel on Guitars, Jainam Modi on Bass and Dhaivat Jani on Drums and Percussion.
The Ahmedabad Blog: When did you form your band? What inspired you to make music together?
Meghdhanush: The band was formed in late 2009. We found our common interest to make music in our life. We love working together pursuing our interest and creating original music. That has been our biggest inspiration.
The Ahmedabad Blog: Tell us about your music
Meghdhanush: Our music represents the face of the fresh youthful music of India. Four of us come from different musical backgrounds and when we make our original music, it is influenced by those personal flavours. We are not bound to any particular Genre and that is why we call ourself, ‘Experimental rock/pop’ band.
The Ahmedabad Blog: Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs?
Meghdhanush: Jigar Gadhavi, our vocalist writes most of our songs. As mentioned above we are not stuck to any particular theme or subject. We have songs varying from an inspirational song Jaag Jaa to the peppy number Caller Tune to the Sufi one Ishq Deewani to the traditional Kabir’s Dohe called Kabir Khada Bazaar Mein and many more.
The Ahmedabad Blog: Does Ahmedabad have an influence on the type of music you create
Meghdhanush: Four of us are ‘Pakka Amdavadis’ so at the end of the day it is what reflects in the music that we do. We do take forward our Amdavadi spirit in a natural manner with our music.
The Ahmedabad Blog: Where have you performed? Do you have any upcoming shows?
Meghdhanush: We have performed over 50 gigs so far but a few we would like to share are
1) Hard Rock Cafe, Pune
2) Attitude Club, Gurgaon
3) Nirma University
4) PDPU University
5) GNLU University
6) CEPT University
7) Extreme Sports Club, Mumbai
8) IIM Ahmedabad and many more.
Currently we are working on recordings. For upcoming shows, Dates are being closed in November & December months at various places in Gujarat. Final dates will be soon out on our social media pages.
The Ahmedabad Blog: Describe the current music scene in Ahmedabad
Meghdhanush: After the social media revolution, the overall music scene of Ahmedabad is gradually getting better. New bands are being formed and youth is getting inclined with “Independent” music. The music scene is not as good it should be for Independent music but it is getting better.
The Ahmedabad Blog: What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands
Meghdhanush: Our advice to all the people who want to start their band would be “Never lose faith in yourself, if you have faith in your music, it will be recognised sooner or later but it is of utmost importance to never give up with your dreams”.
The Ahmedabad Blog: How can fans gain access to your music?
Meghdhanush: Our web address is www.meghdhanush.in. Our new website is under construction and it will be launched very soon. So all our music, videos and other things will be available there. You can also get our music and videos from below given social media links:
Facebook Page: facebook.com/themeghdhanush
YouTube Channel: Youtube.com/themeghdhanush
Reverbnation Page: reverbnation.com/themeghdhanush
The Ahmedabad Blog: Any message for Amdavadis?
Meghdhanush: Stay connected with us and we promise that you’ll be flooded with amazing and fresh music from your own “Amdavadi Band”. This could be a hint of an upcoming release that we are planning!!