Swarathma’s Blog

This is where we say “Thank You!”
February 8, 2010, 5:19 pm
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JD Rock Awards - Big night for us! Pic: Ria Shah

Thank you.

Thank you to everyone who has made this journey as absolutely mind-bendingly awesome as it has been. The JD Rock Awards Night at Hard Rock Cafe, Mumbai tonight was Swarathma’s. And it shall remain in our memories. From total strangers recognizing us, to the thrill of hearing your song play on the PA during a nomination announcement, we enjoyed every moment.

Hard Rock Cafe, a bastion of the Western Rock ethic, got what we hope was a healthy dose of the unabashedly Indian, tongue-in-cheek Bhojpuri ribbing that we began our set with. And if that weren’t enough, got the hip and happening Page 3 Mumbai crowd to sing “Ee Bhoomi” along with us.

The final tally at the JD Indian Rock Awards

Winner: Band of the Year – Critics Choice
Winner: Band of the Year – Popular Choice
Winner: Song of the Year – Yeshu Allah aur Krishna – Popular Choice
Winner: Album of the Year – Swarathma – Popular Choice
Nominated: Vocalist of the Year – Vasu Dixit
Nominated: Bassist of the Year – Jishnu Dasgupta

To everyone who voted for, believed in and supported us: thank you from the bottom of our hearts. To those who helped us get this far, the managers, the producers, the live crew, all of those who unfailingly come to our gigs and follow our adventures on the net: YOU made it happen.

To the critics, doyens of the music industry to deemed us worthy of this award, we take this as a shot in the arm, to strive harder, fly higher. Thank you.

Text: Jishnu Dasgupta.


4 Comments so far
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WTF? I just came back from a booze night! You guys won!!!!!!! I voted and RTd you guys. Congratulations. You totally deserve it.

Comment by Ashwin S

Amazing! Simply brilliant! You guys totally deserve it! May the music of swarathma spread joy and peace all around!

Comment by Mrinalini

Congratulations from Tallinn, Estonia! Your album Swarathma is still playing in my car (all the way since April 🙂 – my all times favourite! Keep rocking!!!

Comment by Hedi

Superb. May this be the harbinger of many more.

Comment by Arun P V

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