These Indian Live Bands Need To Make It To Your Playlists

Recognized as some of the pioneers in the current landscape, these bands have made a different spot for themselves in the music industry. The benchmark that these bands have set in terms of different genres of music, especially Bollywood, rock and pop is commendable. These iconic bands have implanted enchantment into their melodies and given us masterpieces that will remain a part of our playlists for eternity. With each of these bands having the most interesting journeys, here are the ones you should definitely watch out for:



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It is an Indian rock band based out of Pune, India. The band’s debut album Agnee was launched in 2007. Agnee’s music compositions are varied in style. The songs move in genre from folk rock and pop rock to straight-up Pop and even incorporate elements of funk, jazz, and Carnatic music as well.

Band Members: K Mohan (Vocals), Koco (Guitars), Among Jamir (Bass) and Hrishikesh Datar (Drums)

Best Tracks: Aahatein and Kabira


Papon and The East India Company

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Rooted in rich, cultural folk music, Papon has an extensive taste for music and has also dwelled deep into Bollywood to become a versatile artist. Being born into a family of good musicians from Assam, Papon was introduced to music at a very early age. With each band member bringing their own twist of music into the band, the band is well-rounded and one to watch.

Band Members: Papon (Lead Vocalist), Brin Desai and Hameem Kader (Live electronics), Jinti (Lead guitar), Kirti (Percussion), Dipu (Bass) and Tanmay (Drums)

Best Tracks: Pak Pak (Bihu Naam) and Banao Banao


Ganesh Talkies

Ganesh Talkies

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Formed in Calcutta, these four members have incorporated electro funk, pop with a mix of Bollywood. By working with multiple genres of music, this group of four have managed to create an established niche for themselves. Ganesh Talkies has set a different benchmark themselves with their unique plays.

Band Members: Suyasha Sengupta (vocals/guitarist), Ronodeep Bose (guitarist), Roheet Mukherjee (bassist), Sambit Chatterjee (drummer)

Best Tracks: Dancing Dancing


Ankur and the Ghalat Family


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This band rose to prominence when they released their Album Jannat that had some of the most beautiful compositions. The soulful music they created was much appreciated by the audience and won the hearts of the Indian listeners. Don’t miss out on their music if you are in the mood for some raw beats and intense rhythm.  

Band Members: Ankur Tewari (guitarist and vocalist), Gaurav Gupta (guitarist), Johan Pais (bassist), Sidd Coutto (drummer) and Vivaan Kapoor (percussionist).

Best Tracks: The album- Jannat




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This Indian pop-rock band is currently based in Mumbai. They’ve worked on Bollywood compositions and created some of the best tracks of today’s time. Having a strong social media presence, Sanam has one of the fastest growing YouTube channels in the country!

Band Members: Sanam Puri (lead vocalist/composer), Samar Puri (lyricist/lead guitar/composer), Venky S or Venkat Subramaniyam (bass guitar) and Keshav Dhanraj (Drums/lead music arranger)

Best Tracks: The Album- Hasee Toh Phasee, Samar Sanam




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Known for its composition in Rock and Roll music, Parikrama is one of the best bands in the country. They’ve completed 25 years and made the absolute best tracks, with infusing classical musical instruments with modern ones. This band is unquestionably one you should root for!

Band Members: Nitin Malik ( Lead vocalist), Sonam Sherpa ( lead guitarist) Saurabh Choudhary (Guitarist and others.

Best Tracks: But it Rained, Am I Dreaming




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A band that makes Hindi progressive music with their own Indian touch, Coshish was formed in 2006. Since their inception, they’ve produced best music of our times also received several awards. Their album Firdous is still well known to many. With the composition of some of the interesting albums, Coshish is one band that should be at the top of your playlist.

Band Members: Mangesh Gandhi ( vocals, guitar )Shrikant Sreenivasan (guitar), Hamza Kazi (drums ), Anish Nair ( bass)

Best Tracks: Raastey, Mukti, Maya


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