Crossover, Live, songs, Hindi, English, Bollywood, Western Classical, Avartan Bokil
Crossover – a band comprising of working professionals from Mumbai who primarily play an acoustic set of English, Hindi songs as well as Mash-ups, with a very contemporary sound.
Their set combines old classics and current favourites from both Bollywood as well as Western music, delivered with our own Crossover sound.
From Sweet child of mine (Acoustic) to a mashup of Pehla nasha and Still the one I want or even a mashup of U2/Samjhawan, from Maeri (Euphoria) to Skyfall (Adele), we’re as excited to watch them!
Avartan Bokil (percussion):
An Indian Classical percussionist by training, Avartan has played percussion and drums for college bands and ensembles and even full-scale theatre productions, winning multiple awards at the intra-college level in western and light music. An MBA from XLRI, he co-founded the popular band “Bodhitree” and played on their song “XL ki kudiyan”, among others. He currently also plays with Blindspot (www.facebook.com/blindspotmusic).
Avartan works in Corporate Strategy for a leading Indian conglomerate.
2. Juhee Bhandarkar (vocals):
Juhee is a trained Indian Classical vocalist and has been singing casually and competitively since her high-school days. Her voice alone is all the introduction that most people would need :-).
Juhee is an MBA from ISB, and works in Digital Marketing for a leading multinational fashion and beauty brand.
3. Prithvi Kantan (guitars):
The baby of the band, Prithvi is a multi-talented musician with a degree in Sound Engineering to boot. Besides playing guitar for his college band Whiskey On The Rocks, Prithvi has set-up a home studio from scratch, where he composes and produces music. You can sample some of his work at www.soundcloud.com/prithvi-kantan, as well as https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUnDmXlG4bgJCc3YJNC9L0g.
Prithvi plays lead, bass and rhythm guitar for the band, besides providing invaluable inputs on the “sound” for each track.
An electronics engineer by education, Prithvi is part of the founding team of an exciting new Start-up called Six String Ventures Pvt Ltd.
4. Vikas Tandon (guitars, vocals):
Passionate about singing and music since childhood, Vikas has been on stage and won several competitions at the school level. As the lead singer and rhythm guitarist in his band at IIM Ahmedabad “Contraband”, Vikas performed at various inter-college festivals at IIMA, CEPT and NID. Vikas is also the founding member of another covers band called Blindspot (www.facebook.com/blindspotmusic) and has also been a guest performer for various shows with “Wanted Yesterday” and “One Night Stand” at Blue Frog and Hard Rock Café. You can view some of his music at:
Vikas is the founder of India’s leading Digital Agency, Indigo Consulting (www.indigo.co.in)
5. Wesley Mathias (keyboards):
A pianist with a magic in his fingers, Wes played keyboards for Delhi’s leading rock band Nirvana in the late 80s, having performed at prestigious events like Rock Yatra, Mood Indigo, and PM’s Drought Relief Concert. Always ready for a jam, Wes has lit up many an open-mic night at Mumbai’s various watering holes.
Wes is a qualified Chartered Accountant, and a Private Banker with a multinational bank.