Gangtok, Sikkim based rock band Girish n the Chronicles (GnC) has been invited for the second time to play outside India; this time in Hong Kong. GnC will perform on February 12, 2012 at the annual rock fest Alive-III, Clash of Titans alongside musical troupes from other Asian countries like S. Korea and Hapan.
“Your band has already gained the reputation as one of the finest from India and looking at the fan following you have in Hong Kong, it would be really wonderful to have you as part of this event, reads the invitation from Extreme Entertainment HK, the organiser of the event.
GnC had played at the Suncane Skale music festival in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, Europe in 2010 in which bands from 26 nations had participated in the concert. GnC was the first Indian band to compete in Suncane Skale a music festival.
GnC front man and vocalist Girish Pradhan, 25, has played in South Korea earlier during the Yamaha Asian Beat final in November last year. The other GnC members are 24-year-old Nagen Mongranti (Drums/Percussion/Vocals), lead guitarist Suraj Karki, 23, and Yogesh Pradhan (Guitar/Guitar/Keyboards/Bass/Sound engineering).
The band was the brainchild of Girish and his younger brother Yogesh, 23.
Girish has already been in Hong Kong since November to perform at bars after being signed by a private management company there. The other band members joined him on February 6 for the coming festival where they will play covers and original compositions.
“It is a matter of great achievement for the band to get to play in a foreign country and leave a mark with music and talent. This way, the band is also serving as Sikkim’s as well as India’s musical ambassador. All aspiring musicians can learn from the GnC that if they work hard and chase their dreams, they can make a good career,” said Shyam Pradhan, the media manager of the GnC.
Pradhan said after participating in the rock fest, the GNC would deliver guest performances at three-four select venues in Hong Kong till February 14.
“The shows will be attended by event management companies and pub owners and if they are satisfied with the performance, the band may be asked to stay in Hong Kong to play at more events,” he said.
According to the media manager, Girish wants to send a message to the youth that music should be taken as a career and not merely as a form of entertainment.
“Sikkim is producing professional footballers and the state can also display its talents in music. Girish will encourage talented musicians in Sikkim to come to Hong Kong if the GnC is able to set up a base there,” said Pradhan.
(Courtesy: The Telegraph)