There aren’t words or phrases that define what we are inside, music however comes the closest, in expressing are soul. Amidst a crowd of such expressions, it is difficult to be heard. Agastya, a Delhi based Hindi Rock Band is a voice that is heard distinctly. A band performing live at various locales in and around Delhi, they have established themselves as a consistent band with every performance receiving a louder applause than the last. They derive their name from a rishi named Agastya who searched for god, thus Agastya strives for the motive to search godliness through music. Staying true to their name, Agastya always believes in versatility and finding the deeper side through their songs. “We as a band always try to do something unique and distinct with every one of our songs. Our music is right from our hearts” says the band as a whole. Spiritual awareness combined with musical finesse and the recipe yields awesomeness. Agastya remains true to its roots and through its music it gives us a reason to stop by and admire the beauty in life.
Regarded as the voice of the band Josh is the coy vocalist of Agastya. His tryst with music started at an early stage of 7. A self made musician. He mastered the art of Hindustani classical music. Driving his inspiration from the great maestros like Shafqat Amanat Ali and Kailash Kher; his voice has the propensity to capture many tunes in a very real manner. His voice keeps the song fresh and rejuvenates them in a perfect sync and comfort with his notes. He is truly an asset of the band.
Naveen as the guitarist of the band is one of the simplest guys who can be seen setting the stage on fire by truly merging in his songs and tunes. Started learning at a mere age of 14, he drives inspiration from bands like Astitva, Metallica and Dream Theatre. Playing rock in his fort and he nearly perfects it. Striking a chord with the audience along due to his bond with guitar he ensures that the purity of scale reigns and his soft melodic lines weave themselves around sound of his guitar strings.
Self motivated guy, Ashish is the bassist of the band. He sets his own direction in life and his eagerness and anxiety to learn about music started at the age of 16. Strongly believing in the fact that music knows no boundaries, he learnt playing from internet all by himself. Such were his learning instincts that he now plays indian Raags to his best of his abilities. His music influences pandit Ravi Shankar, Shafqat Amanat Ali and Kailash Kher. He ignites and fuels the energy of the band during performances and leaves everyone spellbound.
The amazingly talented Santom is the percussionist of the band. He plays a perfect blend of Hindustani classical mixture of Punjab and Benares Gharana. His music inspirations include the Great Zakir Hussain and Shivmani. He strives to take the band ahead with his innovative ideas and imparting uniqueness in every performance of theirs. His gig takes the audience truly to a different arena and plan altogether.
The enthusiastic drummer of the band Vansh was fascinated by music in his early school days. His first stint with music started at the age of 14 and since then he has achieved the art of beyond perfection by playing soft rock and progressive rock. The guy who feels that music runs in his veins is inspired by bands like Green day and Pink Floyd. Having the desire of reaching to the cloud ninth, he has been pursuing his passion for music for a long time now.
The keyboardist of the band, the dedication of Keshav is conspicuous. He started learning in the year 2003 and there is nothing stopping him since then. He plays an amazing piano style after driving inspiration from Aakash Gandhi. His versatility is commendable and his humility is striking. He gives a new touch, a new feel and a striking rhythm pattern whenever he plays and his demeanour on stage can be easily made out.
Tushar Mahajan is a professional photographer and a BBA student. He started of with photography as his profession in late 2014 when he was going through a bad phase. Photography is his escape from every negative vibe that hits him hard, his camera is his life partner and he want to achieve everything possible with his canon. His love clicking anything and everything as according to his passion everything is equally beautiful in its own way, bringing out the unsaid and unnoticed angel is his favourite job. He follow Mr. Auditya venkatesh and Mr. Praveen bhatt for their amazing contribution toward Indian photography. He want to own my own Studio where he can teach willing photographer this beautiful art form.