After a hectic day back at the office, on my way home, I spotted a poster on the roadside. It says Sound Engineering Academy presents “SEA MUSIC BAND FESTIVAL 2016” @ 7.00 PM on 11.08.2016. And luckily, it’s going to be in Bharat Bhavan, Trivandrum, which is pretty much near to my residence. No other thoughts, I simply rushed home and got ready for the music fiesta.
There were lot of young champs making their way to the venue and I could see that most of them are from the Sound Engineering Academy of Trivandrum. As I was one among the early visitors, I was able to grab a seat in the first row. There came a quick introduction of the SEA Music Band Festival 2016. It’s an annual music festival dedicated to the most creative music arts. From fusion rock to pop, electronica to metal. This is unique in its nature and 2014 was their first foray into the music festivals.
What I could see from the fest is that, most of the performers are upcoming musicians, Music bands and artists. It’s going to be a four day festival and the first day performers are “Segments”. Segments is a progressive rock act based out of Kochi, India. Segments began as ‘counterclockwise’ in Sept of 2014 and after a few changes in their line up, they decided to rebrand their direction and style of music.
This band comprises of Nikhil J Menon, the vocal; Ajay George Joseph, the lead Guitarist; Chris “The Beast” Paul, lead Guitarist; Bass by Lesly Rodrick and Drums by Ritwick Wilfy Bivera. They started with some light music and the song “Let it Go”. And there came the number “Say that am in love with you” which is a bit heavy, and then the segments own fusion of songs and which has been named as “Sacrifice”.
Suddenly they jumped into some slow numbers but not keeping it that low like the wicked game and again caught up slowly with heavy music. All the guys carried the same levels of energy throughout their performances and it was so live. In all, that was a nice performance from the “Segments” and I enjoyed it thoroughly and was an evening well spent with music.
Looking forward for KL01..
P.S : Can watch the live stream @ http://www.seaindia.in