One Nite Stand is a Bangalore-based band, comprising Behram (Vocals/Bass Guitar), Hemanth (Guitars), Neville (Piano) and Abhilash (Drums). A journey that began back at the end of 2009, but is nowhere near coming to an end, One Nite Stand are growing in stature with each passing day. Known for their lively and energetic performances, this is a band that is now recognized as one of Bangalore’s most touted young bands.
Depending on the venue and requirements, their shows cover a variety of genres ranging from Soft Rock to Rock n’ Roll, throwing in some Reggae mixed with a little Contemporary and some Retro, a touch of Blues, a shout of Pop and even a bit of some thumping Disco! The crowd and fan following that they have slowly but steadily built up over the years is also widely varied, with people being anything between 16 and 70 years, and the after-effect of most shows is usually a number of encores, resulting in a One Night Stand that's totally worth it.
Known to bring an original twist into each track, the band never fails to surprise an audience and ensures that they stay hooked right through the show!
After having a good amount of experience and a good number of shows under their belt, the guys from Bangalore are always looking to push for more! One Nite Stand plays regularly at clubs around Bangalore like Hard Rock Café, Fireflies, Kyra Theatre, Opus, Opus in The Creek, Herbs and Spice, Love Shack, UB City, Bacchus, F&B, Take 5, Paparazzi, Pebbles, Gayatri Vihar, Palace Grounds, etc. and also in cities across India.
Besides the club shows around the country, the band is always looking to perform at parties, events, pre / post wedding parties, etc and are slowly building up a good reputation for this as well. Companies such the UB Group, Kingfisher, Black Dog, Red Bull, Jameson’s Whiskey, Absolut Vodka and Pearls to name a few.
Their first major gigs include sharing the stage with Australian Cricket Superstar, Brett Lee, The White Shoe Theory and Lucky Ali. Along with these, the band constantly performs at corporate and wedding parties as well as being chosen to play at the prelude to The Great Indian Octoberfest , an event where only the leading artists from around the country like Neha Bhasin, Shaan, DJ Aqeel & DJ Pearl to name a few, as well as some International acts like Poets of the Fall, Lacuna Coil & Bedouin Soundclash are chosen to play each year!
One Nite Stand recently headlined 2 major music festivals in India including the United By Music V10, which included sharing the stage with the world famous Chicane(UK), known for their collaborations with Sir Tom Jones and Bryan Adams and the Pin Drop Music Festival, which was held at UB City and included Dj Ma Faiza and Playboy Supermodel Virag Voksan aka DJ Flower. The band played at the Premier of Shah Rukh Khan’s movie Ra.One and at the Launch of the Sandalwood (Kannada) Film Industry’s Moonlight Theatre at Bangalore’s Palace Grounds .
Popular for open-air performances, the band has been the preferred choice for the International Marathons in the city, recently headlining the Bangalore International Midnight Marathon Festival, which had an attendance of over 10,000 people and also performing for the TCS WORLD 10Km Marathon at the Kanteerava Stadium, where even the Chief Minister shook a leg with the band.
One Nite Stand has become the popular choice to headline college festivals, particularly those which have a strong female attendance. The band recently headlined the Mount Carmel Girls’ College Festival – Cul Ah 2012, which was attended by thousands of screaming female fans - A definite sign of the band’s growing popularity with female audiences across the country.
Despite being primarily a cover band, One Nite Stand has become the first Indian band to have caught the attention of a leading record label from the United States and are now looking to take things a step further. The band is now in the process of recording their debut album, which will include some songs written and composed by the band itself. The aim is to get an even better response for this album and hopefully one day in the near future, push on to the International level. The band will be on their first International Tour comprising 8 overseas gigs within a span of just 12 days in September 2012.
One Nite Stand is driven with passion, energy, ambition and above all, a love for music and performing in front of thousands of people! After being recently featured in Newspapers such as Times of India, Hyderabad Times, Bangalore Times, DNA, Deccan Chronicle and Indian Express, the band is confident that more opportunities and doors will open for them in the near future on the national and international stage and are looking forward to grabbing these opportunities with both hands and pushing ahead!
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