Once a lawyer, Calvin Chiramel is now a singer and songwriter, always in search of anything musically stimulating. His latest haunt is T.L.R, where he will be performing acoustic sets with associate musicians as part of Woody Accouche Project, a band collective, which is going to launch a Reggae Folkrock music album soon.
Started in February 2013, Woody Accouche Project aims at constantly exploring folk, grunge, reggae, classic rock and more. ‘‘The name Woody was selected because the band was earlier inclined towards using wooden instruments. It also drew references from Woody Guthrie, a folk musician who inspired Bob Dylan,’’ says Chiramel.
Primarily an amalgamation of acoustic and electric instruments, it now comprises six or seven permanent members, including Calvin Wumbaya on guitars and vocals, Parthan Visvanathan on guitars, Adhiraj Mustafi on drums, Sonic Shori on bass, Anant on ukelele, Nitin Virat on djembe, Sara Nishika Doyle on flute and others. ‘‘Influences of folk, rock, fusion and blues are all visible in our compositions as they explore various facets of Reggae Music,’’ says the young performer, Chiramel.
Having performed at various venues, most recently at Holi Guns Music Festival, the band is all set to perform at T.L.R. ‘‘We are currently also working on the release of our album titled Jive Tribe and will be performing regularly as part of its launch, so you can hope to see us more often,’’ he says with a smile.
Date June 20
Time 9 pm onwards
Venue T.L.R. 31, Second Floor, Hauz Khaz Village.