Genre:-Nepali Modern rock
Playing Since :-2013
Favourite Venue:-Live and Loud in our own hometown Gangtok.
Name of Artist/Band?
Guitars-Jacob ben panlook
What does your band name mean and where did it come from?
Well, Arogya means without any disease and living a healthy life,and we believe our music can help people to live their life Healthily and be free from any disease and pains.The credit for the bands name goes to a special friend of ours Neelam Gurung who also helps us in writing lyrics for most of our songs.
What are your influences?
Slipknot , Bmth, 30sectomars , withintamtation, periphery , tessaract. We were also influenced and motivated to write songs in our own language ie Nepali by listening to various well known Nepali bands such as underside , the edge , Bipul chettri , Mantra, Albatross, Jindabaad!
Describe your sound for someone who’s never heard you?
We have been experimenting with new material and new sounds, creating different types of original songs for a new sensory experience.We try to fuse in a lot of modern rock elements to our sound and try to mix in various genres like electronic,pop ,metal industrial,folk etc and make a sound of our own which is very different and unique from what you can find in the local music scene.
How do you get the crowd pumped?
When we are up performing we give our full heart and soul to our performace which creates an intesifying energy among ourselves and that energy connects us with the audience. We give it to them and they give back the same.
The idea of Argoya came up in the midst of August 2013 when Rainjong, Noel, Rui and Roon got together. They came up with the concept of forming a Nepali Post Visual Rock band, Unfortunately Roon had to leave for personal issues, and then Vishal came in when Rainjong and the guys approached him as they have always wanted to work with musicians with whom they have started off their respective careers on Music, Vishal digged the whole idea and the concept of Arogya and joined in, resulting a complete line up and a good friend and brother joining in for the mutual love of music shared by the other brothers.
Later, Live and Loud Records showed their believe in them and signed them and produced their Debut Self Titled Album along with a video of the single ‘TIMILAI’ featuring Robs.
Recently, Tarun Rai joined in as their Rhythm Guitarist, which maked the band look complete. The credit for the band’s name “Arogya” goes specially to their good friend Neelam, who has also written the lyrics of 8 songs of the debut album which has been released on 1st of August at café Live and Loud, with the album Arogya tries to bring you something extra not only with the music but also with the lyrics as it’s a concept based album. Stay Tuned to AROGYA!!