Big Fish for September - Grey Shack
Grey Shack is...
A heady brew of blues infused hard rock n' roll, served neat, on the rocks with a hint of lime.
Grey Shack comprises of a bunch of comics who enjoy inebriation. Sorry, music. The brainchild of Vikram, Rohan and Tomojit, Grey Shack was formed sometime in mid-July 2007, after which they went on to play gigs (read competitions) in and around the wonderfully wonderful city of Chennai. Underground 2007 hosted by The Unwind Centre provided Grey Shack with a launchpad to showcase their music, and the band ended up winning the competition, making their presence felt in the Chennai circuit very early on. More competitions followed, and only recently have Grey Shack started playing gigs. Their music is an eclectic mix of Rock N' Roll, Grunge, Funk and Blues, thus, the non-conformity to stick to a particular genre. The members draw their influences from numerous acts, which only adds to versatility of Grey Shack's music. So sit back, pop a beer (or anything more suited to your well-being) and listen up.
Rohan Sen (Vox) - Rohan has been brought up on a diet of Elvis, The Beatles, The Who and other such acts from the glorious 60s and 70s. Ever seen Winnie The Pooh getting it on with a mic stand?
Vikram Vivekanand (Guitars) - An 80s fanatic, he draws inspiration from the testosterone-driven quirky haired guitarists from the age. His influences include John Petrucci, Frank Gambale, Steve Morse and Joe Satriani. Lately, he's taken a liking to Bangalore's TAAQ as well. Vikram also doubles up as the official band driver. It's his car.
Vinay Ramakrishnan (Drums) - Drawing influences from Mike Portnoy, Carter Beauford, Aaron Spears and even having learnt from Benny Greb for a short period, Vinay is one of the hardest rocking drummers that you can find in Madras. He can really lay down a groove! He also doesn't have a drum kit. Yep...he sold it, and then he started getting more gigs.
Madhav Ravindranath (Bass) - Maybe the odd one out, because he likes a lot of metal. But we still love him and he can really rock! And that's why he's our bassist. This biker, engineer and record label owner was also seen dancing to desi music at a popular club in Madras.
Madhav Ravindranath just left to Germany for his further studies, and has been replaced by Josh Mark Raj, of Garage Monsters Inc, Afterburn, No Idea and Moksha fame.
A mix of Thermal and a Quarter, Steely Dan, Jet, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, CCR, The Who, Mr. Big, RHCP, Rage Against The Machine...
Grey Shack have just released their much awaited debut titled 'Step Outside'.
The eight-track album has taken the band five years of hard work and features songs that they began writing since their first gig in 2007. Listen to Myopusradio for all their new music, and also to listen to their stories behind the songs! Coming soon!
Stay tuned this September for a good dose of Grey Shack's music and madness, only on Myopusradio.com!
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