The victory journey of Girish & the Chronicles Band as one of the best bands from Northeast continues in 2011
The final round of Converse Original Band Hunt 2011 was concluded in Guwahati on February 24, 2011. Despite registration by large number of bands, only five bands from among the eight states of northeast and Kolkata reached upto the final stage on the basis of their creativity, presentation and level of performance. Girish & the Chronicles from Sikkim was one of the finalists and finally won the the title. The victorious band got two guitars and amplifier box apart from Rs. 20,000 worth of high quality products from Converse company for each members of the band.
After this victory, a profile of Girish & the Chronicles will be published in international band and music magazine Rolling Stone. One international album of the original note of this band in the voice of Girish Pradhan will also be composed. The company has said that the album and the magazine would be on display in all the show rooms of Converse.
The Girish & the Chronicles band has been able to maitain its supremacy right from its inception in Novemeber 2009. The band won five different competitions in 2010. Girish Pradhan got the award for Best Singer and lead guitarist of Girish & the Chronicles Suraj Karki was choosen the best guitarist. Over last one year the band was invited at many places in Kolkata, Assam, Patna, Kolkata and Nagaland. Even on the 12th of this month Girish & the Chronicles will be performing at the Birla Institure of Technology in Patna. After performing in Patna the band would go to Mumbai and Pune.
Girish & the Chronicles is the only band from Sikkim which not only represented India’s rock music in Suncane Skale Music Competition in Montenegro but also stood No. 2 winning silver medal for their performance.
Despite a series of successful performance Girish Pradhan says that being successful is not as important as to maintain success. To maintain success requires constant practice, struggle and devotion towards music. Every success brings with itself a greater responsibility. It is important for every member of the band to remain devoted towards music, he said. Girish expressed gratitude towards all its supporters who have stayed with the band through thick and thin.
The band members who participated in the Converse Original Band Hunt 2011 are:
Girish Pradhan: Singer, guitarist, band leader and song & music composer
Suraj Karki: Lead Guitarist
Nagen Magranti: Drum
Yogesh Pradhan: Sound engineer, key boardist, lead and base guitar, music composer
Noel Karthek: Base guitarist (he has not been with the badn due to personal problems)
Girish & the Chronicles has been in the major newspapers and magazines of northeast like the North East Times, Vibes and Electica throughout the year. On February 23, 2011 Doordarshan North East Channel broadcast an exclusive interview with Girish Pradhan.
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