TARKASH is a multi-genre band, based in New Delhi. The Band Tarkash was created in 2011 by 5 young men and has been getting strong ever since. The band ’Tarkash’s name, which has its roots in Devnagari script, translates to ‘Band Tarkash’ a basket or a container of arrows ’Tarkash’. Having a full ‘Tarkash’ was a matter of pride for the warriors. Similarly, their music is a matter of pride for these budding musicians. Band Tarkash has made it’s mark around the globe and has performed for their fans in Rome, Moscow, and Jordan.
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Tarkash consists of:
Parth Sharma on Vocals and Rhythm Guitars
Vibhor Hasija on Keyboards
Sidaque Singh On Drums
Manni Saini on Lead Guitars
Langmuansiam Naulak on Bass
Imran Khan on Violin
Rahul Salwan on Percussions
What does your band name mean and where did it come from?
Tarkash is a Sanskrit word which essentially is a holder of arrows. Also called a quiver in English, it is basically synonymous of the fact that we are the arrows of music and together we are Tarkash. Since everyone comes from a different musical background and has a different taste, together, we form Tarkash.
What are your influences ?
Sidaque the drummer is a total metalhead and the biggest Metallica fan. Manni is a total rock person and loves all old school 60s/70s rock including The Scorpions, The Eagles, Europe and even some guitarists such as Steve Vai and Slash (who’s literally God to him). Vibhor loves Western Classical and the likes of Mozart, Beethoven and Bach. Parth loves music from Rahman to John Mayer to Skrillex to Ghulam Ali and doesn’t believe in ‘genres’. Such is everyone’s taste, which ultimately comes to form a different sound for Tarkash.
How do you write your songs ?
We write our songs through experiences and moments mostly. Sometimes songwriting starts from a simple emotion, like feeling motivated or being attracted to something. Sometimes, our songs also tell a story and are paradoxical in nature. There’s no fixed thumb rule to writing a song. We write mostly about hope, God, nature, love and also being intoxicated in it.
Which famous Bands do you admire? Why?
We admire bands like Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Iron Maiden, Guns N roses, Coldplay. A lot of them, we’d have to stop. These are just a few to name…
We love them because their compositions were just splendidly beautiful and so was their sound. None of the bands we mentioned sound like one another, even though, they’re closely classified as Rock Music. That’s the beauty of a good band.
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