Raghu Dixit + special guests Honeyfeet

  • Sunday | 19.09.10
  • 7.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £7.50 Gener...

Raghu Dixit has fast become a shining beacon in the burgeoning Indian independent music scene. Last year, Raghu’s debut self-titled album went on to become India’s highest selling non-film music release. Having re-located to the UK for most of this summer, he has quickly won hearts and minds wherever he has played.

With a towering voice fronting traditional Indian folk music, which is subtly infused with elements of Western Rock, Arabic, Latino and Reggae textures and rhythms, Raghu’s music transcends national borders and whatever language he sings in he always gets audiences singing and dancing with joy.

Raghu has always said that it is his country, the Indian people, the colours, fragrances, food and languages that have helped to influence and shape his music. This influence can be seen on stage with the band adorning colourful Lungis (sarongs), anklets and beads. With over 400 shows under their belt, the band has become an explosive live act bringing an entirely new genre to the forefront of the Indian music community. He is now taking that music on to the world stage. 

“He has an exceptional, relaxed vocal style and writes melodies accessible to western audiences.” Robin Denselow. The Guardian, April 2010

Special guests tonight are are Honeyfeet who are building up a great fanbase for their intriguing sound and great live performances.

“The wonderful, incomparable Honeyfeet really are one of the greatest outfits on the gig circuit.” Plain Sounds 

This concert will begin at 7.30pm. Picturehouse Cafe Bar open from 5.30pm for delicious food and drinks.