MySpace unveils three bands for Secret Show in India


MUMBAI: MySpace unveiled three bands that will be performing at India’s first ever MySpace Secret Show. MySpace Secret Show lineup includes MotherJane, Scribe and Black.

This gig is exclusive and free for MySpacers and will take place at Bandra Bandstand Amphitheatre in Mumbai on 29 May from 6.30 pm onwards.

MySpace Secret Show is here to provide a live platform for scores of young, avant-garde musicians. The concerts will be a medium to present alternative music genres, including rock, metal, folk, Sufi, electronica, bhangda and so on.

Cochin based band MotherJane won the Asian Voice of Independent Music Awards (AVIMA) for Best Asian Rock Act 2009.Lead singer of the band Suraj said, "It’s always great to be part of making history. With the number of independent artists and bands sprouting all over India, (maybe more than 15000 of them) the non-filmy music scene in India is on its way to become the biggest in the world. The secret shows are proof that a brand like MySpace is very aware a revolution is brewing."

Mumbai based band Scribe known as India’s torchbearer for hardcore and alternative rockers Black will get the show started.

Vishwesh from Scribe added, "It couldn’t have been a better time for such an event to come our way, when we are planning to launch our upcoming album. It is an honour to be part of a revolution because we had always heard about Secret Shows happening abroad and now, we are a part of the first MySpace Secret Show in India."

Shawn from Black says, "We are very excited to be one of the performers at India’s first MySpace Secret Show. We look up to both the other bands that we will share the stage with on Friday. It’s definitely going to be a blast!"

MySpace India country manager Hari Krishnan adds, "MySpace India is excited to support and encourage independent musicians of all levels in India. We are very excited to have one of the hottest rock bands in India, MotherJane, headline the very first Indian secret show. They have a great live act. We also expect great energy and performances from Mumbai’s own metal band Scribe, and upcoming rock act, Black. All in all, it should be a great night of Indian rock music.