Indian Institute Of Management, Bangalore in association with Metalbase India present you B-School Of Rock featuring India’s biggest Rock Band ‘Thermal And A Quarter’.
About Thermal And A Quarter:
Thermal And A Quarter (TAAQ) is a path-breaking band from Bangalore, India. TAAQ describes its music as ‘Bangalore Rock’; a sound as unique and layered as the fast-growing city of its birth. Imagine a Phish-meets- Steely Dan-via-Mahavishnu-Orchestra vibe: the TAAQ sound is all that and more. Through the last 15 years, TAAQ has played all over India, completed tours in the United Kingdom, West Asia and South-East Asia, released four studio albums, supported acts like Deep Purple and Jethro Tull, and won awards for individual musicianship as well as overall contribution to ‘Indian Rock’.
Live, TAAQ delivers an unforgettable, immersive musical experience. From packed clubs to arena-size venues, TAAQ’s stellar musicianship, hard-hitting lyrics, and fluid improvised style make every gig unique.
• US Tour, playing dates in New York, Dallas, Seattle and more!
• Feature spot at the 2012 Mosaic Festival, Singapore.
• Hong Kong Tour; supported Bobby Taylor (mentor, The Jackson 5)
• Headlined Burn Festival in Male, Maldives
• Supported Deep Purple, JethroTull, Megadeth, Machine Head and Greg Howe on Tour
• 4th Album This Is It mixed by Grammy-winner Jeff Peters at A.R. Rahman’s studios.
• 3rd Album Plan B showcased on National Public Radio’s (www.npr.org) All Things Considered broadcast across the USA and the world
• Performances at Java Jazz Festival with special guests Prasanna and Vinnie Valentino
• Ranked #48 in Blender magazine’s ‘100 Ultimate Rock Bands’ among top international acts
• WorldSpace Radio Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Indian Rock’
• United Kingdom Tour– London and Glasgow
• Middle East Tour – Dubai and Bahrain
• Repeatedly featured in Rolling Stone magazine
• Front man Bruce Lee Mani wins ‘Guitarist of the Year’ at Rolling Stone/Jack Daniels Awards 2009; also wins Leon Ireland ‘Vocalist Of The Year’ Award in 2011
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OAT, IIMB Campus, Bannerghatta Main Road, Bangalore.