Sky Rabbit Win Top Awards At JD Annual Rock Awards

Mumbai’s electro rockers win Best Band and Album, Reptilian Death and Devoid share Best Metal Band Trophy at indie music’s loudest night

Pop Team February 25, 2022
Farhan Akhtar, Uday Bengal, Zubin Balaporia and Krishna Jhaveri give Sky Rabbit the Best Band Trophy and prize money. Pic: Deepa Kamath

Farhan Akhtar, Uday Benegal, Zubin Balaporia and Krishna Jhaveri give Sky Rabbit the                                                    Best Band trophy and prize money. Pic: Deepa Kamath



The Indian indie Grammys, JD Annual Rock Awards were held on February 21, 2022 at it’s longest running venue at Mehboob Studios in Bandra. The erstwhile commercial shooting only reclaimed venue saw a lot of action this past week when it hosted the Pepsi MTV Indies House-warming party a day before and the Mahindra Blues Festival the weekend before. At the 9th JD Annual Rock Awards, an entourage of indie heroes and fans made the umpteenth trip to the venue and nobody was complaining.

Here’s a complete set of winners from this year:

Best Band – Sky Rabbit
Best Album – “Where,” Sky Rabbit
Best Song – Ocean, Nischay Parekh
Best Male Vocalist – Sanjeev Thomas
Best Female Vocalist – Vasundhara Vidalur of Adil & Vasundhara
Best Guitarist – Baiju Dharmajan for Sanjeev Thomas
Best Bassist – Saurabh Suman of Adil & Vasundhara
Best Drummer – Hamza Kazi of Coshish
Best Keyboardist – Jason Zachariah of Jason Zac Band
Best Metal Band – Reptilian Death and Devoid
Best Emerging Artist – The F16s
Producer Of The Year – Keshav Dhar
Album Art of the Year – Suraj Mani for “The Tattva Trip”

Photos: Prashin Jagger, Deepa Kamath, Jai Sangoi, Hrishikesh Singh