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Motherjane

Suraj Mani: Vocal. Baiju Dharmajan: Guitar. Deepu Sasidharan: Guitar. Clyde Rozario: Bas. John Thomas: Drum.

Led by the vocals of Suraj Mani and the outstanding fret-work of guitarist Baiju Dharmajan, motherjane combines Progressive Rock/Metal with Indian Classical music. Rex Vijayan, guitarist of Avial was present in the band from 2000-2003 and was involved in the recording of their debut studio album, Insane Biography (2003). He was later replaced by Deepu Sashidharan. Insane Biography was the only Indian album to be featured in the Asian Rock Rising Festival in Japan on ...read more

Suraj Mani: Vocal. Baiju Dharmajan: Guitar. Deepu Sasidharan: Guitar. Clyde Rozario: Bas. John Thomas: Drum.

Led by the vocals of Suraj Mani and the outstanding fret-work of guitarist Baiju Dharmajan, motherjane combines Progressive Rock/Metal with Indian Classical music. Rex Vijayan, guitarist of Avial was present in the band from 2000-2003 and was involved in the recording of their debut studio album, Insane Biography (2003). He was later replaced by Deepu Sashidharan. Insane Biography was the only Indian album to be featured in the Asian Rock Rising Festival in Japan on November 1, 2003. The band also headlined Levi’s Great Indian Rock 2003.

Their sophomore album, Maktub, was released in 2008 and was more well-received than its predecessor. Maktub marked a change in Motherjane's musical style. Influence of Carnatic music was prominently seen in the guitar, vocals and percussion, and native instruments like the chenda were used. Strong Carnatic guitar leads by Baiju were instrumental in growing Motherjane's fanbase exponentially and provided a new musical direction to the band. In 2009, Rolling Stone India named Maktub as the album of the year.

In 2008, Motherjane opened for Megadeth and Machine Head in Rock in India 2008, Bangalore and for Opeth in Saarang '08 at IIT Madras. Motherjane has been a frequent headliner of college rock festivals across India.Motherjane was ranked #1 in Rock Street Journal's bands of the decade in 2010. In the 2010 AVIMA Awards, Motherjane won the award for the Most Popular Act of Asia, and lead vocalist Suraj Mani was awarded Best Rock Vocalist. In the 2009 AVIMA Awards, Motherjane was awarded the Best Rock Act.

In November 2010, Motherjane on their website announced guitarist Baiju Dharmajan's departure from the band to work with his new band Wrenz United. Later, in January 2011 Motherjane announced that Santosh Chandran has joined the band as the new guitarist « hide

Similar Bands: Dream Theater, Queensryche, Toto, Journey, Avial

Maktub
2008

4.3
8 Votes
Insane Biography
2003

3.3
2 Votes

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