The Hoodwink Circle is a fine ground between progressive rock and funk. We make music that goes best with good times.
The Hoodwink Circle is an eclectic mix of performers from all over Bombay. The members also play for or have played for bands like Louis Banks, Toufeeq Qureshi, Shibani Kashyap, Ash Chandler, Nandoo Bhende, Merlin Desouza, Manasi Scott, The Bombay Rock Project, Gino Banks, Para-Vayu, The Echoes, Sheldon d’ Silva, Asha Bhosle, Susie Q etc; and have come together to pursue their true musical roots, which are primarily based on Funk, Alternative and their derivations.
The band was initially called Wasabi, and gained local fame by competing in a few college competitions. Around October 2008, guitarist Sanju and bassist Ishaan met through the Nandoo Bhende Band; and the band hasn’t looked back since.
The Hoodwink Circle’s primary musical influence is the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Apart from this, Jazz Funk, Pop/Alternative Rock, and Progressive Rock/Metal influence the band.
Impeccable music is not meant only for a niche. The band strongly believes in making technical music, at the same time making it appeal to a light listener. The band also believes in making music that is universal that stems from day to day experiences in urban India.
Genre Progressive Funk
Members Aidan Lewis - Vocalist/Rhythm Guitarist
Sanju Aguiar - Lead Guitarist
Ishaan Krishna - Bass Guitarist
Joshua Vaz - Drummer