The Karan Mahajan Band; winners of 'Big Blues Band Hunt' to perform at the Mahindra Blues Festival

Entertainment | January 17, 2023 | News

Big Blues Band Hunt Mahindra Blues Festival The Karan Mahajan Band Ehsaan Noorani Loy Mendonsa

The winner of Big Blues Hunt, ‘The Karan Mahajan Band’ will have the golden opportunity to perform on both days, of the Mahindra Blues Festival on February 11 and 12.

The Karan Mahajan Band will get a chance of performing alongside with renowned blues artists including Buddy Guy, Arinjoy Sarkar and the Arinjoy Trio, Ivan Singh, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, and Grammy Award Winner Taj Mahal.

This year’s online contest saw aspirants from across the various corners of the country participate by uploading videos of their acts. The top 3 bands from among them were chosen to perform live for the final round, at antiSOCIAL, Lower Parel, on January 16. Musicians Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa, were the panel of judges.

Ehsaan Noorani said, “Blues is a beautiful genre and requires finesse when it comes to strumming the strings. As a Blues musician, you create masterpieces by just manipulating strings to bring out true emotions with impeccable songwriting. It was indeed riveting to see aspiring Blues bands perform and showcase the culmination of their writing, playing and singing skills in the final round. And, of course, the winner is one who managed to ace on all three fronts.”

Loy Mendonsa mentioned, “It was surreal to witness bands from across the country perform live to win the coveted Blues Band Hunt contest, and I was only too happy to be a part of it as a judge. While what makes this win memorable for The Karan Mahajan Band is the chance to share the same stage with legends like Buddy Guy, I am looking forward to their future performances and hope they can keep the legacy of Blues alive!”

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As winners of the band hunt, The Karan Mahajan Band will have the golden opportunity to perform on both days, of the Mahindra Blues Festival on February 11 and 12, alongside renowned blues artists.

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