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Double Bill- Open Source Showcase Ft Lal And The People & Blackstratblues
Date: 21st November, 2018
Venue: Bandra Fort Amphitheatre
An evening with an Open Source Showcase ft Lal and the People followed by The BlackstratBlues.
Open Source Showcase – Lal and the People
Blackstratblues is a solo project of Warren Mendonsa, who is a guitarist, songwriter, producer and recording engineer. The current lineup is augmented by Jai Row Kavi on Drums, Adi Mistry on Bass and Beven Fonseca on Keys. Their music is predominantly instrument, consisting of a blend of Blues, Rock & 70's Psychedelia with strong melodic and occasional electronic influences. .The band has played some prestigious gigs such as NH7 , Sulafest 2012, Indigo & Blues 2012 and Mahindra Blues Fest , where they shared the stage with their heroes Tedeschi Trucks Band and Doyle Bramhall II. Warren also jammed with artists such as Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) and John Mayall during the customary all star jams.
Warren Mendonsa :
Warren got his formal start in music in 1998, forming Zero with childhood friends Sidd Coutto and Girish & Rajeev Talwar. Over the years, Zero grew to enjoy nationwide popularity in India, winning competitions like IIT-Mumbai's Mood Indigo (2000) and RSJ's Great Indian Rock (2003). With Warren, Zero released 2 albums & an EP - Albummed(1999), Hook EP (2002), & Procrastination (2005). Besides his work in Zero, Warren recorded & released numerous instrumentals which enjoyed some fame on online music forums like Gigpad, & Harmony Central. During this period he was also a highly sought-after recording engineer & session guitarist, having worked on various film soundtracks, ad jingles, & other albums. Artists/musicians he has worked/played with include Vishal/Shekhar, Instant Karma, Shankar/Ehsaan/Loy & Ram Sampath.
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