BOMB Thursdays Finds A New Home In The Hive

The fortnightly indie series features The Loyalists, The Tripp and Riddim Funktion at new venue

Alden Dsilva February 15, 2014

ennui.BOMB’s iconic indie fortnightly gig BOMB Thursdays, that gave a new lease of life to periodic indie gigs in Andheri, has now shifted suburbs. The fortnightly gig series will now be held at Bandra’s swanky new culture hub called The Hive. The gig will be held on February 20, 2014 at 8 PM and will feature Mumbai’s The Loyalists and The Tripp, and Kolkata’s Riddim Funktion.


Act: The Loyalists

Play: The Loyalists are a two-man chill team consisting of Sarthak Swami on vocals and guitar, and the elusive “The Wingman” on percussions. An act that is barely four months old, vocalist Swami says,  “Playing with just four hands and a larynx, our sound tends towards acoustic rock, with our own injection of blues.”

Sound Like: The Loyalists play a sit that is highly inspired by their influences themselves. An act that is fresh in every sense of a word, it’s awesome to see how the two get into the groove of their set at full ease.  Their sets are normally an interesting mix of covers and originals.

At BOMB Thursdays: This time on, The Loyalists bring to BOMB Thursdays a set consisting of no covers, only originals.



Act: The Tripp

Play: Mumbai’s blues outfit The Tripp consists of Joel Padikkal on vocals and guitar, Debbie May on vocals, David Britto on bass guitar, Keegan Moraes and Rinaldo D’souza on rhythm/lead guitars and Derrick D’soans on percussion. Formed in 2012, the band has played a number of venues across the city.

Sound Like: The blues is all about the feel, and the feel is all that The Tripp’s music is about. Their set is complete with some sweet guitars solos, interesting guitar play and some very awesome sounding vocals. Their inspirations involve Eric Clapton, BB King, and John Mayer, among others.



Act: Riddim Funktion

Play: With Subid Khan on guitars, Rit Chatterjee on guitars, synth and vocals, Rahul Ray on bass, and Sounak Bhattacharya and Avijit Sarkar, both on drums & percussions, Riddim Funktion is a primarily a reggae-blues outfit that has been playing music since 2012. Originally from Kolkata, the band is now situated and functioning from Mumbai.

Sound Like: Riddim Funktion’s music is a hybrid between the blues, reggae funk and incorporates for good measure, elements of rocksteady and ska, even. The band is known to play sets that involve a lot of different singers and instrumentalists from all over, and hence camaraderie levels are high among band members and audiences alike. Their influences include from Bob Marley, Jacob Miller, The Grateful Dead, Phish, The Beatles, Jimmi Hendrix, Allan Holdsworth, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane.


  • Attend BOMB Thursdays on February, 20 2014 at The Hive, Khar West, 8 PM onwards. Entry Rs. 100.



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