India. A land known for its diversity and its rich musical heritage. And when it comes to India’s music, it truly is a colourful offering of differing tastes and genres. There’s folk music. There’s spiritual music. There’s classical music of two kinds – Hindustani and Carnatic. There is the IndiPop music segment and then of course, there is Bollywood and Kollywood music.
What do you get when you combine all of that? Mouth-wateringly delectable Fusion. That’s what you get. Trident is one such band, which will serve up a wonderful platter of music, each song capturing various moods of India. But wait there’s more! Trident combines the best of India with the arrangement styles of the West.
So belt-up and prepare yourself for an evening like no other. The melodies, the rhythms, the voices and the sheer energy of this show will stay with you for weeks to come.
SIYER - Lead Vocals
SIYER is a hugely versatile singer and with over 17 years of experience, he has enthralled audiences across various countries. With more than 500 concerts to his name, he has worked with the best in the industry.
As a singer-songwriter he is comfortable across many genres, be it spiritual, folk, western and Indian. He has worked with legends of Indian music, like Shankar Mahadevan and GRAMMY award winner Ricky Kej.
When it comes to live performances, SIYER has built a strong reputation as an entertainer and regardless of the type of performance, he always succeeds in taking the audience on a memorable journey
Jay Dabgar - Tabla / Percussion
Our 'Master-Blaster' Tabla player Jay Dabgar comes from a family of Tabla makers in India, and brings with him the legacy of the Benaras Gharana style of Table playing. Having learnt the art from his Gurus, Pandit Nandan Mehta and Pandit Pooran Maharaj for more than 25 years, he has won several accolades, and has performed extensively with many renowned musicians in India.
He has also made a remarkable contribution to the Australian music arena since moving here in 2006 and is one of the first-choice tabla-players for touring artistes - both international and western.
Jay is an accredited All India Radio (AIR) and a recipient of a music scholarship from the Government of India, having performed with GRAMMY award winner Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and many more.
Ravi Madhawan - Harmonium/Keys
Multi-instrumentalist Ravi Madhawan brings something special to Trident. Keep your eyes peeled for Ravi, for he can go from playing the Keyboard to the Harmonium, to the rhythm section and on the vocals quite seamlessly. He lends Trident immense flexibility and is key to Trident being able to blend both the choice of instruments as well as the various genres of music.
Ravi has a deep interest in spiritual and sufi music and is a massive follower of the Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan brand of music.
Along with these three musicians the show will feature seasoned musicians like Gurinder Bhogal on the drums, Sanjay Chand on Bass, Deepsh Valob on Octopads & Mridangam and Nitin Toora on Lead Guitar to complete the Trident set-up. Accompanying Siyer will be Sneha Mahajan as the female lead vocalist for the night.
Along with this exciting six-piece fusion band, the show will feature a six-piece backing vocals section with some of Melbourne’s finest singers. So hurry and select your seats for this wonderful concert.
Location: Drum Theatre, Cnr Lonsdale and Walker Street, Dandenong