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Bangalore has proved to be one of the originating hubs for Music Bands. In this scenario, there are several Indian Bands or Indie Bands (as popular terms say) which have gone back to the roots and are striving to reflect the uniqueness of Indian music through their renditions. These Bangalore based Indian Bands have made a different space for themselves, where many of them have also collaborated with internationally acclaimed artists.


Here is the list of the Indian (Indie) Bands in Bangalore:

Peepal Tree, Bangalore- Indian Music in its Roots


Vocals: Sujay Harthi

Guitars: Tony Das

Bass: Praveen Biligiri

Drums and Percussions: Willy Demoz


About: The most unique aspect of this Bangalore based Indian band is its unity in diversity. All the band members love different genres of music but they have come as one complete band to deliver rich music to its audience. The members of this band have played for other famous groups like Raghu Dixit Project, Thermal And A Quarter and Moksha etc. Their music can be described as a perfect combination of Indian melodies and overtones of electronica with Indian lyrics of the songs.


Agam, Bangalore- Indian (Indie) Malhar from the South


Vocals and Violin: Harish Ramakrishanan

Lead Guitar: T Praveen Kumar

Rhythm Guitar: Jagadish Natarajan

Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals: Aditya Kashyap

Drums: Yadhunandan

Keyboard and Lyricist: Swamy Seetharaman

Ethnic Percussions: Sivakumar Nagarajan


About: Formed in the year 2003, all the members are majorly from BITS, Pilani. There musical journey started with jamming sessions with various compositions in an apartment studio named “Studio F6”, later named to “Agam”. This Indian band received its first break in 2007 when they performed in a band hunt and got recognized by A.R. Rahman who judged the competition. This brought them in the mainstream music platform and since then they have had performed in several music festivals alongside other bands. Their forte is Indian classical, carnatic and Fusion music.


Swarathma, Bangalore- Indian Folk in the Soul of Rock


Vocals and Rhythm Guitar: Vasu Dixit

Vocals and Percussion: Pavan Kumar KJ

Vocals and Guitar: Varun Murali

Vocals and Violin: Sanjeev Nayak

Vocals and Bass Guitar: Jishnu Dasgupta

Drums: Joel Milan Baptist


About: This Indian band was formed in the year 2002 in Mysore. Vasu Dixit, Pavan Kumar and Arjun (a past member) were the initial members but because Dixit left for further studies the band got a break for two years after which it regrouped in 2006. They received their first break in the same year by winning a Radio City Live, an SMS Contest for Bangalore’s Best Band selection. Soon the band built a strong fan base and has collaborated not just with indian but also internationally acclaimed artists.


The Raghu Dixit Project (TRDP), Bangalore-Contemporary Indian Folk Band


About: An open house for artists, irrespective of the genres and languages this project is open for collaborations with Raghu Dixit and his unique taste of songs. It is one of India’s most exciting and active live acts having played in 30 countries in more than 1500 concerts. Started in the year 2006 in Bangalore, it had released its debut album within two years in 2008 which went on to become the highest selling non-film music album. Many of the famous Indian Band members have had performed with them in the past.


Pineapple Express, Bangalore- Indian Electric Fusion Band


Vocals: Jimmy Francis John

Vocals: Karthik Chennoji Rao

Guitar: Ritwik Bhattacharya

Guitar: Bhargav Sarma

Flute: Arjun MPN

Violin: Shravan Sridhar

Keyboard: Yogeendra Hariprasad

Drums: Gopi Shravan


About: Created in 2016, Pineapple Express,Bangalore has occupied a space in the music industry for delivering a unique combination of carnatic, Rock, Electric and Experimental to its audience. Their performances are known for its high energy level of audio-visuals. Since their break they have had performed in several venues and colleges across South India. This Indian Band gave its major hit through the single “Money”, released in Season 5 of Kappa TV’s Music Mojo.


LIVE Banned, Bangalore- The Flamboyant Indian Band


Vocals: Amrit Rao

Guitar: Sridhar Varadarajan

Keyboard/Guitar: Siddhart Kamath

Bass: Raveesh Tirkey

Drums: Dheerendra Doss


About: Known to be one of the very funkiest Indian band from Bangalore, LIVE Banned serves the audience with a unique blend of music which Amrit Rao defines as “Indo-International Mass Music”. With loud and bright shades of costumes, this Indian Band gave its first performance in 2011 June when nobody ahd heard of them. Despite having a good fan following, this band does not believe in producing albums for its audience. It is more into live performances. Their music is a mix of South Indian music, bollywood, disco, pop, rock and metal.




Coma Rossi, Bangalore- The Psychedelic Indian Band


Vocals: Tom Borah

Vocals and Bass Guitar: Udayan Kashalikar

Guitar: Gaurav Govikar

Keyboard: Juby Thomas

Drums: Bhim Kaul


About: This Bangalore based Indian band draws its influence from variety of sources like Indian Classical, Jazz numbers, Funky beats and psychedelic form. Inspired by emotive lyrics and sound scapes this Indian Band has definitely made its mark by the varied interests of its members.

Parvaaz, Bangalore- Contemporary Indian Band


Vocals: Khalid Ahamed

Vocals and Guitar: Mir Kashif Iqbal

Bass Guitar: Fidel D’Souza

Drums and Percussions: Sachin Banandur


About: Parvaaz is known as a contemporary Indian band which comprises of four members. They are famous for singing Kashmiri and Urdu songs along with their own line-up which clearly reflects their diversity. Their music is also influenced by rock but they give their best to stay intact to their roots.




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