For those who know her music, Lianne La Havas isn’t just a musician; she is an emotion. Her songs range from heartbreaking soul ballad to hooky, mischievous grunge, and she can weave magic with just her voice and a piano, as well as with a full, swinging neo-soul band, and more vocal layers than a choir.
Abhilasha Sinha, along with her infamously talented jazz-cat band members, Pranav Pahwa (guitars), Pranay Parti (piano, keyboard), Danik Ghosh (bass) and Shanty (drums) will attempt to recreate some of their favourite melodies by La Havas from her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough and her recent EP, Blood.
About the band:
ABHILASHA SINHA is a Delhi-based singer, songwriter and recording artist who with her band, RIVER, has played at venues across India including the Bacardi NH7 Weekenders, 2016. She is currently working with guitarist and producer, Keshav Dhar.
PRANAV PAHWA is a Delhi-based sessions guitar player and musician. He plays guitar with Jester and The Kamakshi Khanna Collective and is endorsed by Takamine Guitars. In his career, he has played sessions and performed with Gaurav Dayal, Kavita Seth, Vasundhara Vee, Adil Manuel, Five 8, Suhail Yusuf Khan and Aditya Balani, to name a few.
SHANTANU SUDARSHAN is a musician who has been playing drums professionally since 2008 for many different musical scenarios. In that time, he has held the drum chair for well-known New Delhi based bands October, Jester (founding member) and Grammy Winning Effort (founding member). He completed his Bachelor's in Music Degree from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London.
PRANAY PARTI is a 21 year old keyboardist based in New Delhi. He started playing at the age of 13 and is mostly self-taught. His versatility has enabled him to play with bands of various genres and is currently playing with Delhi based bands, HighTime, Prabhtoj Singh, The Copycats. His interest lies in Jazz/ RnB/ Funk music and is heavily influenced by artists like Robert Glasper, Stevie Wonder, Gretchen Parlato, Hiatus Kaiyote and Snarky Puppy.
DANIK GHOSH is a veteran musician and has been associated with various acts around the city such as Run! It's the kid, Post Office, The Copy Cats, Prabhtoj Singh, and Taba Chake, amongst others. His go-to instrument to write music is the bass guitar; the slap technique and gritty bass tones are two of his obsessions. He enjoys listening to and playing along with old funk records, grunge bands and a lot of popular music.