Adding fizz to every performance

Goldspot will be playing at Hard Rock Cafe, Bangalore at 8.30 pm on January 28. The Los Angeles-based band, fronted by Indian-American Siddharth Khosla, is sure to enthrall the music lovers of

Published: 25th January 2012 05:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:22 PM   |  A+A-

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Goldspot will be playing at Hard Rock Cafe, Bangalore at 8.30 pm on January 28. The Los Angeles-based band, fronted by Indian-American Siddharth Khosla, is sure to enthrall the music lovers of Bangalore. Goldspot is actually named after a fizzy drink. According to Siddhartha Khosla (the core member of band), Goldspot — the drink was very popular back in India at the time.

About the band: Imagine the West Coast of California, psychedelia-laced George Harrison, and a 1960’s Indian film, and you’re getting close to the sound of Goldspot’s second album And the Elephant is Dancing. Available worldwide on iTunes, the album has caught the ear of tastemaker DJ’s Nic Harcourt and Jason Bentley (KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic), and has officially been added to several indie stations’ playlists. The band was just featured in the Emmy-nominated hit television show How I Met Your Mother, NBC’s Perfect Couples, and on the soundtrack for London Film Festival hit Today’s Special.

Goldspot has performed at the prestigious Glastonbury festival, and opened for several major acts including Death Cab for Cutie, Feist, Franz Ferdinand, Travis, and even Bon Jovi.  “Western indie pop/rock sounds together with Bollywood inspired melodies and instrumentation just seems like a natural and wonderful musical partnership to me,” he said. Mohammed Rafi, Michael Stipe of REM, Kishore Kumar, and The Beatles all have inspired me ever since I could sing my first note.” Khosla formed the first incarnation of Goldspot eight years ago, and while he enjoys mixing the band up to play with different sounds and ideas, he remains the constant driving force, songwriter, and lead performer.

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