Plan B, an acoustic country band, came into being when five students from Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) University here decided to nurture their passion of pursuing music in a different way. Mostly playing Acoustic country and Pop (western and eastern music both), the members Jishnuraj Deka, Arunima Gupta, Ankush Saha, Mrigank Borah and Ishan Sarkar got their first break at Kairavi, an acoustic band competition organised by KIIT and bagged the first place. “That was the function for which we got together and that festival gave us the impetus to move ahead as we received our first award there,’’ says Jishnu. The group has also performed at Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar, for the acoustic band competition and came second, and Masterpeace India 2014, Music for peace, an inter college band competition where they came first.
Most of the members are in their third and fourth year of BTech barring Arunima who is a student of KIIT Dental School. “We perform our original compositions at times. But our first single will be out by Christmas so stay tuned,’’ adds Jishnu.
“For our performances, so far, we have got good response and we plan to take this journey ahead. Recognition does not come easy but once it does, we will live up to the expectations, says Ankush who plays Acoustic guitar. While Jishnu and Arunima do the vocals, Mrigank is on bass and Ishan plays the keyboard.