Raageshwari Loomba, Anushka Manchanda and Nishka Lulla Come Out to Support New Rock Bands at Ray Ban’s Never Hide Sound Concert in Mumbai

Raageshwari Loomba, Anushka Manchanda and Nishka Lulla Come Out to Support New Rock Bands at Ray Ban’s Never Hide Sound Concert in Mumbai

Ranjit Rodricks
Anushka Manchanda
Anushka Manchanda
Luke Kenny hosted the event and Raageshwari was a special celebrity guest
Luke Kenny hosted the event and Raageshwari was a special celebrity guest

India’s first ever nation-wide hunt for the next generation of young  bands reached its crescendo on the afternoon of  December 4, 2011 at the  Bandra Fort Amphitheatre when five of the chosen winners from across  the country, Blek, The Lightyears Explode (from Mumbai), Digital Suicide (from Guwahati), Fire Exit (from Delhi) and Little Babooshka’s Grind (from Chennai) got their first big chance to play on a big stage in  front of hundreds of screaming fans alongside two of India’s biggest  acts, Pentagram and Something Relevant.  The winners also took away gear worth over Rupees Fifty-Thousand from Ray-Ban.

Mashoom & Shamita Singha
Mashoom & Shamita Singha
Adam & Nisha Bedi
Adam & Nisha Bedi
Nishka Lulla
Nishka Lulla
Shibani Kashyap
Shibani Kashyap

The evening which was hosted by Luke Kenny, had especially invited celebrities like Nishka Lulla, Raageshwari, Adam Bedi, Nisha Harale, Mashoom and Shamita Singha, Mini Mathur, Leander Paes, Acquin Paes, Sachin Khurana, Manasvi Mamgai, Shweta Pandit, Shibani Kashyap,  Anushka Manchanda and Ankur Tewari go up on stage to present the bands with an award.

Siddharth Kannan
Siddharth Kannan
Shweta Pandit (in striped dress) with a friend
Shweta Pandit (in striped dress) with a friend
Acquin Pais
Acquin Pais

A total of 130 bands from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Guwahati and Chennai took part in the talent hunt. The list was pruned down to 15 by the editors of Rolling Stone Magazine, India. The final five winners were chosen in a two way process involving an online poll and a jury poll with equal weightage being given to both.

Nisha Harale Bedi
Nisha Harale Bedi
Raageshwari Loomba
Raageshwari Loomba
Miss India 2010 - Manasvi Mamgai
Miss India 2010 - Manasvi Mamgai

The jury consisted of respected musicians, specialists from the music industry and celebrities including Monica Dogra, Arjun Sankalia, Suraj Jagan, Subir Mallik, Rudy Wallang, Luke Kenny, Manasi Scott, Shibani Kashyap, Suchitra Pillai, Purab Kohli, Anaida and Arjun S Ravi.