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The Beat Root Blues Band

Goa Chitra members demanded and got back the Beat Root Blues Band for an encore concert on the 15th of January.

In a new avataar this time the band featured a completely local lineup made up of some of the hottest musicians on Goa's live music circuit. The concert began with UK 'Goan' Dave Kelly doing a soulful solo spot singing while accompanying himself on an acoustic guitar. This triggered off the over enthusiastic full house eagerly anticipating another electrifying performance from a phenomenal band that they either heard or heard of. And they were not disappointed

The pivot around which the band revolves singer/harp player Pratish Motwane then took the stage to announce the new lineup featuring Shane Ballentine on guitar Sameer Alvares on keyboards and Lester Godinho on drums in addition to past members Colin D'Cruz on bass and Dave Kelly on guitar.

The opening jam itself brought the house down through the course of some lengthy and exciting solos of each member of the band. This as Pratish announced was just the beginning of things to come. Things that would keep the audience riveted to their seats making them forget about an equally exciting buffet and snacks that was part of the proceedings for an entertaining night out at Goa Chitra.

Pratish went on to thank Victor and Aldina for creating such an inspiring environment for artistic creativity. He then pointed out that the current lineup was tailor made especially for Goa Chitra and then decided to rename the band the 'Goa Chitra Blues Band' for the rest of the evening. From then on track after smoking track that was belted out proved exactly why the Beat Root Boys rule the blues in any avataar.

Of special mention would be youngsters Shane and Sameer who matched the virtuosity of their accomplished co-members to create the magic all over again at Goa Chitra. The evening ended with Victor giving in to the audiences demand for yet another encore performance and promising a third concert in the month of March.

The concert was a part of ongoing ‘The Great Music Revival’ Concert series 2010-2011. This concert series is a creative initiative to raise funds for Goa Chitra and bridge the gap between the past and the present with the musical ingenuity of Goa’s own testimony to its rich unforgettable musical past the concert is scheduled to showcase local and international talent.

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Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: The Beat Root Blues Band
  • Subtitle: The Beat Root boys belt out the blues!
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