When Sofar Sounds completed a year in Delhi NCR, the team couldn’t believe it. From the number of artists, volunteers, show hosts and attendees to the music itself, something wonderful happened while we didn’t blink an eye over the course of 365 days.
Our first-anniversary show was special for a lot of reasons. We returned back to our favorite venue in Vasant Vihar and to our favorite host, Aishani and her cute dog, Buddy.
The setlist was curated especially for the show and as a rare treat for the lucky audience- we decided to host four artists instead of the usual three, this time around!
From the first Bluegrass music project in India- No Strings Attached to Kamakshi Khanna who has another album out this year, we had it all.
First up was No Strings Attached that started the wonderful evening by a song called- “Every day She Smiles”- which was our state of mind at this show. As the decor of the venue was revolved around the memories we collected during the year- it was lovely to go down the Rocky Road Blues lane while reminiscing the twelve gigs we pulled off successfully over the year.
We then followed up to the Earflower Experiment which was a band that had so many interesting sounds that we couldn’t ”Let Go” when ”Her Song” came up.
Then came up Kamakshi Khanna ft. Pranav Pahwa who serenaded us with her bold vocals and took our breath away with her song- “Breathe”. They “Bless’-ed us with songs that reminded us that “In my own way I tried” and left us wanting more.
We ended the beautiful night with the Easy Wanderlings who sound as wonderful as their name and reminded us that ”I for Little Things” is a great mantra for our work. They also inspired us to “Dream to Keep Us Going” and left us reeling to ”Enjoy It While It Lasts”.
The night ended with many congratulations and cake which was enjoyed by the audience but what cut the tension was the wonderful musical memories that we were left with.
So, what are you waiting for? Apply for the next Sofar Sounds show here which can change your weekend (and life ;)) for the better.
Photos by: Dhruv Kalra