Lifesaver is a Blues Rock band formed with some of the most promising musicians of the city. All of which are seasoned performers and have already performed with other bands in some of the city’s leading venues .In short if you put them together you have one of the most innovative acts in the city that blends energetic performances with soul. The band previously known as Rapture used to play actively in the Mumbai circuit three years ago. Having disbanded in May 2008 due to various reasons, the members rejoined in December 2010 with a new musical mission as Lifesaver. Lifesaver was formed with the belief that lives can be saved through music, hence the name Lifesaver. Though Blues is the genre that has the most influence over the musicians of the band, they glide effortlessly into other genres as well.
The members are:
Ross: A guitarist for more than 15 years he brought about the idea of Lifesaver. He has performed with bands like Rapture, Whatever, and is currently the guitarist of the band Second Chance which is on the verge of releasing its debut album and an international tour. Ross is heavily influenced by Blues and Jazz. He also plays Harmonica for Lifesaver. He is a full time musician and alternates between recording, performing and teaching.
Ralph: Ralph is a very talented bassist and performer, having played with bands like Karma, Kamaal Ke Phool and others he has a considerable amount of gigging experience under his belt. Ralph loves experimenting with all genres of music but Blues, Country and Jazz will always remain his favourite. He is also a full time musician and teaches music in his spare time.
Gavin: A very talented Vocalist and rhythm guitarist, he has accomplished much after he decided to pursue a musical career. He has been playing with Ross since the last seven years. He can sing anything from funk to reggae and beyond. A vocalist with an astounding range he is influenced by classic rock bands like, Deep Purple, Dire Straits, Cream, to name a few.
Paul: The youngest member of the band, he is the most promising drummer in the city. With impeccable timing he can play fast and hard but still make it sound soulful. He plans to take up music full time after he graduates from Berklee School of Music, New York. He loves playing Blues and Funk. He is also the Drummer of Hindi rock band Rang.
Beverly: The female vocalist in the band, she currently performs at NCPA with the Salvation Singers choir. Though she performs classical music with the choir she is a Blues and Jazz singer at heart. Having just joined Lifesaver as a female lead singer she gives the blues a new meaning. She is influenced by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Grant, Krystal Myers, BarlowGirl and Kathy Troccoli to name a few.