Strumming the night away!
Head banging, applause and cheers were all over the house as top bands from NCR unleashed their passion on Les Paul’s tribute night, organised by Matchbox Pub and Grub in association with Gibson Les Paul. Celebrating the legend’s birthday, bands like The Iyer Project, guitarist Namit Chabbra, Virtus and Man Goes Human performed chartbursting covers from the 60s, 70s and some of their own numbers.
When the best guitar brand joins hands with a happening pub in the Delhi NCR, it is sure to strike a chord with many, and the Les Paul tribute night was no different. If The Iyer Project enthralled the music aficionados with their alternate Carnatic rock, then Virtus belted out covers of Led Zeppelin and Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Man Goes Human ended it with jazz and blues numbers from 60s and 70s.
‘Sexy’ Les Paul guitars (as described by some of the performers and listeners) were on display, giving an opportunity to budding guitarists to learn more about their most desired instrument. Band members were felicitated with gift vouchers by Gibson Les Paul in the end.
Great food and drinks added the extra zing to the event. The co-owners of Matchbox Amit Panda, Mahavir Mohanty and Siddharth Suman are passionate about music and strive to promote the rock scene in NCR. ‘The idea behind Matchbox is always to celebrate legends of music who contributed immensely towards its evolution in 20th century.’
He goes on to say, ‘The Les Paul tribute night is a step whereby we wanted to provide a platform for music lovers to come and celebrate the legendary Les Paul. The wonderful line up of bands that we had for this played songs that would inspire us towards our effort to celebrate music. More such tribute nights, celebrating the music of icons by the most happening bands will take place at Matchbox in time to come,.’ they said.