The Doppler Effect Created a Ripple that Refused to Die Down at Sofar

Formed in October 2012, The Doppler Effect is a band initiated to revive the lost glory of the “glam/classic rock ages and bring it up to date with a twist”, introducing elements of progressive rock and funk into the general sound. If that definition itself doesn’t resonate with you, it’s because the band thinks that…

Creating Connections Between the Artist and the Audience

I’ve always admired artists that captivated their audiences to a level that when they go out to see them perform, they actually leave everything else behind for that short period of time and pay attention only to the music. I would be lying if I said that isn’t one of the things that I think…

This Band Hitherto, had never played anywhere before Sofar

Hitherto is a post-rock band featuring Arsh Goswami on Guitars, Karan Bindal as a bassist, Mrigaj Upamanyu on the drums and Shrey Kathuria on the guitars, as well. Arsh and Shrey who are old friends, really want to do a band together which is Post-metal or Post-rock inspired by bands like Mogwai. Both Shrey and…

Capturing the Crayon Skies and Attentive Audiences

By Takar Nabam. When I first heard from the Sofar Sounds Delhi NCR team, I didn’t know about them. I was provided a video link and on watching the video, I got excited and I thought I shouldn’t miss this opportunity. On the day of the performance, when I reached the venue, I was taken by…

My first Sofar show: sensational or sixational?

As a new entrant in the Sofar Sounds Delhi- NCR, I was stoked to be a part of the show as one of the crew members. My favorite part of the whole set-up was putting it all together, from the decor to making sure everything is in sync (pun intended)! There was so much thought put…

#KnowUs: Tanya Nath, City Leader

By Tanya Dubey. Tanya’s Sofar journey is one of many serendipitous happenings, all over the years. Imagine you’re walking back home, and you hear a band performing on the streets, or your neighborhood park. You follow the sound to see the band surrounded by people swaying to the music and you sway along. Back home, you end…

Second Innings at Sofar Sounds – Mahesh

The location for the gig was perfect as it was overlooking the Qutb Minar (my first time seeing it in real, if I might add!). With a short and snappy soundcheck, I got on stage right when the sun was setting. For a Bangalorean, the temperatures dropping to 12-13 degrees is not exactly “the usual”

Discovering Delhi with Sofar sounds

By Ruchira Ramakrishna 2016 was a remarkable year for me; of discovery, learning & shared experiences. It was a year of firsts; the first job, first Delhi winter, et al. Of the string of remarkable experiences I had, my time at Sofar Sounds Delhi NCR is definitely on top of the list. My love for music…

Luiza Sales: So Far Away

This is the beauty of this project: the concept of bringing back the respect for live music while connecting new audiences to new artists. Wherever Sofar exists, this wonderful idea lives.

Artist Column: Amartya Ghosh

As the sun came down Subhadra and I took the stage. It took us about twenty seconds to soak in the vibe from that crowd and get the ball rolling. Our setlist was small (four songs) and I can only count one other gig where four songs were enough to set the vibe and come out feeling great.

The Sofar Delhi NCR Story

By Srishti Das. The story goes back to somewhere in August 2016, Tanya started the initiative and she and Ruchira were the Co-city leads with Anirudh who was handling fan communications. They were the origin of starting this wonderful initiative in the capital region. With loads of excitement and anticipation for what would happen, Srishti was…