Last week, we got an opportunity to chat with Tanya Nambiar, Lead Vocalist of Delhi based band, Gravy Train. Read on..
How did the band come together?(Introduce the band here, when did you start etc.)
Gravy train was formed in december 2012. Tanya Nambiar- lead vocalist , Karan Malhotra- lead guitarist / backing vocals , Akshay Johar- Bass guitarist/ backing vocals and Bhairav Gupta- Drums/backing vocals
Oh we stumbled upon a Pink Floyd song which has a line “Riding the Gravy Train” and we liked the sound of it and that’s it we became Gravy Train!
What’s the genre of music you play?(Some work that you’d like to talk about)
We are a mix of rock n roll / blues/ alternative and thankfully people are loving our sound.
What influences your music? (Mention band names, artists, songs etc)
Oh man! So many influences, quite hard to name a few. But yeah – the beatles, the kinks, the who, guns n roses, grace potter and the nocturnals, the doors, jimi hendrix etc etc. seriously this list could go on!
What does music mean to you?
Music is everything for us. It plays such an important role in our lives. There is music for every mood! Most of us are full time musicians coz’ this is all what we want to do. And its our love for good music that got us together.
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever got as a band?
We’ve been getting quite a few so hard to pick one. People love our vibe on the stage. We’ve been told how good our music is which is backed with a kickass stage act! Oh and the occasional compliments about how good looking we as a band are! :p People find it hard to believe that we are 6 months old as a band!
It feels great to have performed at the all great venues in the city, we have also been part of some great music festivals. its nice to see the live music scene opening up so much in the country. Gives all musicians a chance to showcase their stuff. And the best part is people are opening up to the different genres so that makes the live music scene so awesome. Its good to be a musician right now in india!. Lotsa opportunities.
What are you currently busy with? What are your future plans?(Tell us about your upcoming gigs, music album etc)
We are recording our EP. Should be out soon. Can’t wait to put out the stuff we have been working on. Plus we got some gigs to look forward to about which we inform our fans through our facebook page.
A message that you’d like to give to your fans.
A big thanks to everyone who has supported us and come for our gigs and have been giving us so much love and appreciating our music! Its this encouragement which keeps us going! We’ve got a lot more in store for you people , you just gotta wait and watch. So hop onto the gravy train!
Here at Gigshig, we wish Gravy Train all the best, look forward to their album and wish that they keep up their kickass stage acts. Give out your messages to The Gravy Train in the comments below.