Well it's been a while since we wrote, or ranted about the happenings at our end. Though subjects aplenty, we somehow never sat down to write about our off stage happenings. So here, finally we write an update, an insiders' perspective on what we've been upto. Hope you'll find the read, ermmm interesting??
We last played our brand of "Live and Loud" at Zara's on Ulsoor Road in Bangalore to a turnout that helped us rock the socks off the place!!A big heartfelt thank you to those of you'll who came. There we played some new material, which got a good response, so overall we were super happy with the gig. Thank You Karan and Sowmya of Live Gig!!
As we had promised April to be "Live and Loud" we had lined up a few shows through the month, but weren't able to confirm them as our rhythm guitarist, Akhilesh (Apple) Kumar, strained a hamstring while attempting his own version of "Wild and Loud" view it here And as a result we've been kept off the stage, but we've taken this time off to write, write and write some more. And though we may be complaining of the lost time on stage, the new material makes up for the time on stage (well not really, but yeah we tell ourselves that)
Anyways onto matters of further update worthy rantings. Our man on the bass, Samson "Dorris" Philip, has decided to take a holiday in this off stage time and ran off to Kuwait. So come for our next show and get free kisses (read: the chocolate) from Philip. And yes, most importantly, the bass man be getting a new bass from Kuwait, bring on the groove son. And amidst all of that we also hear he's indulging in the colourful slipper fetish he has. So next gig, new bass, different coloured slippers, and kisses (read:chocolate. You pervs)
Our man handling the rhythm guitar and backing vox Akhilesh "Apple" Kumar, as you know recovering from an injury, has not been fighting anyone, or practicing parkour, or beating Joel and Mark up. Yes the hyper destructive soul has finally been grounded, though only for a bit. And this calm facade seems to be bringing him some immense good fortune as he recently became the proud owner of a POD X3 Live (This is when we thank his Mother for such a cool gift. Thank You Aunty). Another reason for you'll to come for our next show. Come see how awesome it sounds!! Next up, he eyes a new guitar which we should acquire soon enough.
Mark Escotee, after leading the life of a student and then a jobless BEER drinking BUM finally, at the age of 30 (though he still claims to be 24) has landed a job subtitling some uber-cool Movies and Television Serials, and amidst all the new, first time ever viewing of the latest seasons of T.V shows, he came out of the closet and admitted his love for Desperate Housewives. Awwww, Mark, we somehow knew the 80s influence had something to do with the leather and tights. On the musical front, he still works hard at writing new songs and tweaking them guitar parts, always adding (and sometimes subtracting) always to make the song sound better. He too will soon be a proud owner of a new guitar, which hopefully will make all that wizardly playing sound better. And yes, the man for his talent deserves some good equipment.You agree??
Our drummer, Joel Michael Rozario, on his time away from the stage is on the road to the 12-pack.This new found confidence about stepping on that weighing scale and looking the other way, deserves them applause, so can we hear it for Joel??*Applause*
We love you Joel :D
And yes, he will see new equipment coming his way too. New skins and another cymbal on its way.
Siddarth or Puttu, screwed over by genetics has finally come to terms with his loss of hair through all of them bald jokes. But we must admit, we still haven't come to terms with that bald pate, Puttu, the jokes will continue!!:D And this is when he tells Joel "I'll never have a bad hair day dude". Not many know that this smiling un-assuming face of Solder can be quite a tyrant. Ask his kick-boxing students that, they'll vouch for our claim!!Know??Adi Poli mallu only.
Our (EDIT: Trying to be cool) Manager, Akshath, as many people (EDIT:don't) know tried his hand at singing() but decided he should stick to things he does best, cracking (EDIT:Bad attempts to be Awesome) PJs!! As always the enterprising young turk that he is (EDIT:Thanks Gais) has been keeping up to the business plan we drafted for the quarter, and been ideating and coming up with some killer ideas that we should implement soon. Oh and also he's applied this year to take his exams FINALLY!!(EDIT: Yay exams, I'm so excited, its like having sex after a long time, but the only problem is we all know while writing exams whose gonna get fucked:P)
(Final EDIT: I know I shouldn't have used cuss words and the whole profanity bit and I'll probably get beaten up by Puttu for using the same, after all I was supposed to EDIT this??Hahahahahaha. But then again, it adds to the experience, no??)
(PS:Don't judge my singing, I was a sport enough not to take it off:P)
Other than that, our website www.soldermusic.com should be up soon. Our super cool and awesome at the same time friends JP and Sunita are working on the same. A huge, warm, heartfelt thank you to them for all the love and support they've given us!!Thanks JP. Thanks Sunita :)
And before signing off, a small shout out to all of you'll who've been part of our journey through the past few months!!We really don't know how to thank you'll!!But we love you guys, and you'll validate our existence. :)
Well thats us for now!
We'll see you at a stage real soon and we promise to play it "Live and Loud"
Till then keep an eye out for us at the following links:
P.S. Watch this space for more updates
(This Note was written by Siddarth Abraham and Edited by Akshath J)