we are the mob. aka them mob marley inc.. and sometimes we steal. like our name, the ocasional good reggae, some honest words. yes we rob (y'r worries), we burn (calories), we loot (smiles) and we plunder (any dope).. we aim for your heart, but all in the name of a sweet song.. who own the world anyway?
This merry ensemble came together to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the legend in the February of 2010. Their ever-animated gigs have featured many memorable performances by musicians from an eclectic background and musicality, stuck in a common groove called reggae.
Anything between a quartet to an octet on stage, their repertoire ranges across Bob Marley tunes and some Damien Marley poetry to spontaneous glitch-rap-reggae jams, peppered with honest renditions of some original political song and some dubbed-down, funked-up classics.
Working on their soon-to-be-released debut album, the MOB are very live, very current, electric not electronic, a hoppingly happy band you dance, not just listen to.
Roots, Rock, Reggae!
line up in currency:
Chintan Kalra (Think Floyd, Nephunk, C'tar+Maths, Contra Band etc.) : Vocals & Dub Machines
• Over 2 decades, a few hundred concert tours as Parikrama - among India's few internationally acclaimed bands - multi-instrumentalist, producer, visual artist and a poet. His electrifying stage presence and energy have inspired many a generations rock'n roll dream.
Ishaan Chhabra (Nephunk etc.) : Keys, Computers
• A Berklee and Harvard graduate, Cannes winner, prodigal musician and sound designer by profession, all by the age 21, this usually shy performer's story has only just begun being told.
Nikhil Vasudevan (Ska Vengers, Emperor Minge etc.) : Drums
• The most versatile, over-booked drum-star on the Delhi circuit today, his 'cool' performance repertoire of devotional, jazz, ska, opera, musicals and rock concerts easily stand him apart from the rest.
Raghav Dang (Reggae Rajahs, Ska Vengers etc.) : Guitar, Vocals
• A.K.A. Diggy Dang - Wordsmith, MC, DJ and one of them "Reggae Rajahs", India's first sound-system spreading the reggae vibe, stupendously popular at clubs and music festivals across the country.
Rohit Kulkarni (Think Floyd, Nasha etc.) : Guitar, Vocals
• Youngest and among the most affable and talented guitar players emerging into the scene. Distinctly inspired by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd and constantly experimenting across genre, his 'feel' and attention to sonic detail endear him to any band or audience.
Sid Mathur (Jolt, C'tar+Maths etc.) : Bass
• A rare blend of great musician and a sound engineering degree, he has recorded, mixed or produced more than a few dozen albums for local bands such as Cyanide, Menwhopause etc., besides countless background scores, commercials etc.
Manas Baruah (Jolt etc.) : Keys
• Music Producer, ace keysman, the man with the funk within.