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The music group didn’t decide on the group’s name. It was given to them by their audience. From singing Bollywood music, English numbers to creating their own music, they are on a rocking journey

Aditya Jassi

They love music and they have been singing, but they have never had proper training in music. For the players in this vibrant band, music is something inherent in human spirit, a conversation with Manish and Aditya, lead singers and guitarists of this five-member band, reveals. Before this band came together, Manish had a day job but he always wanted to sing. Aditya always was a singer but was desperately looking for a satisfying platform. Aditya had forayed into playback singing and sang for a few films. But that did not satisfy him.

The duo met at a Karaoke bar which Manish ran and they realised that they had a ‘special’ connect. Their association finally culminated into the formation of a music band which “our audience themselves started calling ‘unplugged’, so we kept our name ‘unplugged’ only,” Aditya says with a smile on his face.

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Though Aditya has had little formal training in music, he firmly believes that music comes from the within and, gradually, with practice, one starts singing or playing in tune.

Though Aditya has had little formal training in music, he firmly believes that music comes from the within and, gradually, with practice, one starts singing or playing in tune. “Spontaneity is very important,” he says.

So, did he never have this fear of going out of tune while performing live?

“Well, this fear actually limits you. I don’t have this fear. I focus on singing and the audience,” Manish says in a confident manner. Aditya explains it in a more matter-of-fact manner. “See, when you are performing live, there’s a lot of movement. Toh sur kabhi kabhi chhoot jaata hai. (some times you go a little off tune) but never totally out of tune because at the very instant, you pick it up again.”

Dissonance nowadays is a new fad in the music industry. “Well, that’s not because the singers go out of tune. It’s more about auto tune, which I personally don’t like. The use of machines in music may sound like an interesting experiment, but is not really very creative,” Aditya says.

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