Playing Since :-2014
Favourite Venue:-JLN Stadium
Name of Artist/Band.
Name of the band is “SOZZ”. We are total 7 members in the band.
- Sumit Shridhar-Vocals
- Rishi Shridhar-Keyboard & Vocals
- Puraskar Nirwan-Guitars & Vocals.
- Rohit Kullu-Bass & Vocals
- Nikhil Kumar-Flute & Vocals
- Anubhav Singh-Percussions
- Pawan Nautiyal-Drums
What does your band name mean and where did it come from?
The meaning of SOZZ is Pain or precisely grief. The word “SOZZ” derives from ‘URDU’ dialect.
What are your influences?
Our influences includes legendary artist bands like Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, B.B. Kings, Pink Floyd, Pt. Ajay Prasanna, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Pt. Ravi Shankar, Pt. Subhash Nirwan, Tommy Emmanuel, Shakti, Pat Methen and the list goes on.
How do you get the crowd pumped?
Pumping up the crowd has never been tough for the band, it’s just that you have to pick up the songs which are really popular amongst people and the band has been able to do that very well, and last but not the least interacting with the crowd which is very important while performing on stage, Once the rhythm gets going the crowds gets pumped easily.
Do you have a specialty?
The specialty of the band’s picking up rare songs and creating a new groove of the song which separates the band from all other, doing retro songs in Rnb and other western genres and doing Indo classical fusion has been the specialty of the band.
SOZZ IS A MULTI GENRE BAND OF VERSATILE AND TALENTED YOUNG MUSICIANS FROM DELHI. FULL OF ENTHUSIASM, ENERGETIC AND CREATIVE! THEIR ACT MESMERISES ALL.
Puraskar Nirawan (Guitarist)
‘GURU MAHESH’- An enthusiastic musician by nature, patch specialist and a classically trained sitarist. Experimenting with music is fun to him. With a thorough understanding of Indian and western music, he is always lost in his musical realms and has the right notes expressing the SOZ within.
Anubhav Singh (percussionist)
‘GURU BRAHMA’- An adept tabla player from Dilli Gharana. Anubhav is not only familiar with Indian classical music, he has actually been living it. He is also very active in the pop music circuit and freelances with many bands. Being a good classical musician, he adds a groovy element to the band and keeps the audience pumped up.
Sumit Shridhar (Lead Vocalist)
‘GURU VISHNU’- Sumit has been into music right from early childhood. born and brought up in a musical family of Jaipur Gharana. Apart of vocals, he is also very good at tabla , guitar,dance and other art forms. His band members call him all rounder of the band.
Nikhil Kumar (Flutist)- One of the most refined flute players in India, Nikhil Kumar is a disciple of Pt.Ajay Prasanna, he has played across the country on various stage and with many talented musicians and bands like nasya,Indian Ocean, Parikrma ,Rekha Bhardwaj, Mame Khan ,Shibani Kashyap and many more.
Pawan Nautiyal (Drummer)- Pawan nautiyal is a young and budding talent in the field of Drums , he has a bachelor degree in Tabla from Delhi University , with the knowledge of both Indian and western rhythm patterns he adds many vibrant flavours to the compositon.
Rohit Kullu (bassist)- After his completion of Audio engineering course, Rohit was extensively involved in Live Sound Reinforcement for some time and later shifted to U.K. to pursue his Bachelor’s in Music. His grooves in bass fill up the songs with the energy and wildness that the genre demands & so does his musicology and experience that helps in composing songs in a way different and fresh from others.
Rishi Shridhar (keyboard)- Rishi shridhar started learning music at the age of 5 from where in his whole family has been into music he specialise in vocals, guitar ,piano keeping commercial music n my he adapted and improvised his own style of singing and playing commercial songs with a blend of American RNB and punk music, he ads another dimension to the music by filling in with the requirements of the band.