A homegrown blues band from Mumbai, Kanchan Daniel & the Beards comprises of Kanchan Daniel on Vocals, Kush Upadhyay as the Lead/Rhythm Guitarist, Mukesh Lobo on Keyboards, Anand Kamath as the Bassist, and Varoon Aiyer on Drums/Percussion. Formed in 2012, the band primarily plays blues music but also have influences from R&B, soul, funk and psychedelic rock to create a unique sound.
The band started off by performing a lot of gigs around Mumbai at places like Kino 108, Blue Frog and High Street Phoenix and gained a lot of prominence for their renditions of songs like Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Lady Gaga’s “ Born This Way ” and Frank Sinatra's " Fly me to the moon " and " Let’s go get stoned " by Ray Charles.
They released their debut album in March 2015, and almost every song they make is based on their personal experiences. One of the biggest highlights for the band was opening for English guitarist and composer, John Mclaughlin in Bangalore. They have also played at a number of prestigious festivals and venues, including Times Bandra Festival in 2014.
Catch this unique blues-rock band at the Bacardi Nh7 Weekender happening in Pune from 2nd-4th December.