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CHAIBABA / Press

“Chaibaba at Lava Lounge 04.26.12 chaibaba At the risk of being blunt and rather direct, these fuckers are really good! I'm serious! That was my reaction when they launched into their set. Genuinely pleasantly surprised. And when I say, 'launched', I mean exactly that. Bassist Ketan Bakrania (who also handles vocals and percussion) and drummer Dino Lopreiato Lay down a groove that is smooth, smart, sexy-- everything a good groove should be. But when guitarist Vijay Bakrania starts weaving his patterns of sound, it takes on the effect of exploring space. The band literally paints a picture with this wonderful mix of styles and substance. Rating: 4 out of 5 Sparks - Highly Recommended”

“On this album, bassist Ketan Bakrania yields some amazing chops, mixing slap with tap, all over the board. Each song is built around the melodiously driven bottom lines. Ketan’s brother Vijay handles the guitar work, mixing funky chord progressions with jazzy solos, constructing a sonically appealing six minutes of music on each track. The one vocally oriented song on this disc is a wacky ode to the splendors of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.”

“One of their most interesting gigs came atop a mountain in the Laurel Highlands during a mountain-biking festival. "We were playing under the stars at almost 3,000 feet elevation. The people danced, (playfully) fought with bales of hay and even rode their bicycles naked through the crowd," Lopreiato recalls. Read more: Chaibaba dishes up a 'Slow Brewed' CD release party this weekend - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_415212.html#ixzz1LWZTfCRX ”

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