CHENNAI: You name it, we play it — this is what the band Medium Rare has in mind, ahead of their performance at the Park, on Saturday. Having a repertoire of over 100 songs, Orlando Ambrose, lead singer from the band, says that they will play anything from that list as per the audiences’ request, at Leather Bar.
Medium Rare, which was formed in 2004, has been regularly performing in corporate shows and other prominent venues across the city. And it isn’t surprising when they say that they can instantly perform a retro number on request from the audience.
Along with Shaun Roberts on the guitar, Neil Roberts on the bass, Maynard Grant on the drums and Timothy George on the keys, the Chennai-based band will perform for four hours, starting at 9 pm. “We’re basically a retro band that performs genres ranging from blues to reggae and disco. We have a lot of classic retro rock songs of the Beatles and Bryan Adams in our collection. These are favourites of the general audience when it comes to retro songs. Nothing would make them happier than us playing their favourite songs on their request,” says Orlando.
Orlando says he is looking forward to performing this time for the city audience, who, according to him, have a ear for all types of songs. He adds that he has never seen a disinterested crowd so far. “There are fans for singles and cover bands in every genre possible. That’s the reason it’s always fun to perform for them. In fact, we are going to come up with a new single soon and I am sure they will like that as well,” says Orlando.