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" P R I T H V I "
Prithvi formed in late 2004 , is a Delhi (Noida) ,India based four man Hard rock band led by frontman Arjun Kaul as band's lead vocalist / guitarist , Bhim Kaul as drummer / backup vocalist, Sahil Mehta as bass guitarist / backup vocalist and Akshat Bhardwaj on keyboards / backup vocalist.They have around 100 live concerts - college festivals, professional and promotional shows to their credit. Prithvi's concerts and special appearances have been telecasted by NDTV, Headlines today, Zee News, Sahara, DD1, DD Sports and published in leading dailies like Times of India,The Tribune and Indian Express.
Please tell us your inspiration behind starting “Prithvi” Band and when was it formed?Who are the band members and how did you find each other?
Arjun: The band was formed in 2004. I decided to start the band as a means to start playing rock music with other like minded people.
Arjun : The band members are:
Arjun: Voice and Guitar
Bhim is my brother. Akshat and Sahil were childhood friends of Bhim.
I had already been playing rock and guitar for about 4 years. So when I decided to start the band, I decided to fill in the empty positions with people who were nice. So we found these guys and I trained them to play rock music
How did you come up with the band's name "Prithvi"?
Arjun: We were chilling out in the park outside my house in Sector 34, Noida.
We were trying to come up with a name for the band. I looked at the earth beneath or feet, the earth that sustains and holds our darkest desires, secrets, joys, sorrows, the earth unto which we're born and into which we shall go. PRITHVI was all I cold think of.Feelings about Rock music and how it is different from other music genres..
What is “Prithvi” all about?
Arjun: Prithvi is all about people coming together and experiencing the wonder of life, love, mystery, and passion in person.
What was the initial struggle of forming the band like?
Arjun : There was never a struggle. I always thought we were great. It just took some time for other people to listen and realize the same :)
We learnt a lot of how the music business works and we did everything ourselves. Rather than depending on event management firms and the like to do shows for us, we planned, organized, and held our own shows, found our own sponsors. It was a very fulfilling rewarding and enriching experience.
Rock music is:
Other forms of music wish they could have the same aura, attitude, and reputation that rock music has.Rock music is and has always been a revolution. It's not unlike the coming of the Lord.
What helps you maintain proper balance between your passion and work? Also, besides music what are you all involved with?
Arjun : A clear sense of purpose helps us keep that balance. We know that our work lives are important for us to maintain our present living standard. At the same time, it's our music that is our true love. Our jobs help us kill time while gearing up for shows.
Although we're all well established professionals:
Arjun: Software Engineer working as an Instructional Designer with Kaplan India
Bhim: Electrical Engineer working as business analyst with Sheffield Haworth
Akshat: Pursuing Mass Communications studies at IIMC
Sahil: Commerce graduate from Sriram College of Commerce. Chartered Accountant with Grand Thornto.
Tell us about your parents support in your passion.....
Arjun : All our parents are very proud and share in our passion for music. We're grateful to them for their blessings and support.
What do you think of the current scene of Rock Music in India and how easy/hard has it been to get exposure for the band?
Arjun : Things are better than ever. It's easier than ever for a band to form and get noticed. The only problem is that a lot of the people out there, who would want to have a rock band play for them, want it for free or cheap. It's an Indian endemic. People want things for free.
Various rock concerts and platforms in India you perform in?
We have done about a 100 shows all over India. The full list is available on our website.
Musicians that inspire you.....
Arjun : There are many:
Guns'n'Roses, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Steve Vai, Megadeth, Bands of the NWOBHM, Kings X, Sufi Music, etc
Future Plans for prithvi.....
Arjun :To write Music that is unique, expressive, and fun. We also plan to tour abroad and basically take our music to new places and people.
Message to the youth worldwide...
Arjun : Live healthy and congruently, invest in yourselves, know that your destiny is completely in your won hands.
Links of “prithvi” band..
* Webpage : http://www.freewebs.com/prithvirocks/
* MP3s : http://www.mp3.com/artist/prithvi3/summary/
* Video : http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=arjunkaul
* Blog : http://prithviforces.blogspot.com/
|About The Band |
PRITHVI, based in Noida, India is a four man Hard Rock outfit that has won audiences around
the world with its music.This is one of the coolest and most different Hard Rock acts out there.
Led by frontman Arjun Kaul, PRITHVI plays a unique style of hard rock that has the perfect
balance of eclecticism and street-cred.
The sound of PRITHVI embodies soaring vocals, majestic guitar playing, swinging rhythms, and
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*Bhumika Raina is Youth Editor of Shehjar magazine. She was raised in Mumbai, India. She has graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology in Computer Engineering and is presently working in the IT department at Mass Mutual, MA.
Her passions and interests are Travelling, Spirituality, Reading, Music, History and Creative Writing.
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Wishing Prithvi success. Let your music reach its heights. It is great!
Added By Nirja Dhar Dhar
It is heartning to learn that our youngesters go into unexplored fields to dazzle with their personal brillance.We do pray for their excellence.
Added By pushkar ganjoo
I wish Prithvi success. Rock On.
Added By Arun Koul
Great Prathvi. Keep it Up.
Added By Chander M. Bhat