Local band promises a tender rocking time

  • | Saturday | 11th February, 2017

"I started listening to what they were listening to," recalls Mendonsa, who would pour through their interviews to figure out their inspiration. "We will be playing the title track for the first time at the Mahindra Blues Festival," says Mendonsa.According to Mendonsa, the festival has been instrumental in exposing audiences to more blues musicians. "That was the first band I got into after I got out of school," says Mendonsa. "Today, the Mumbai-based guitarist, songwriter, producer and recording engineer is the frontman of Blackstratblues.He first exploded onto the scene back in 1998 when he formed the rock band Zero with his childhood friends Sidd Coutto, Girish and Rajeev Talwar. Warren Mendonsa was just getting out of a Beatles phase in his teens when he started listening to 1960s blues rock bands like Cream and the first few Led Zeppelin albums.

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