FAST, FUN AND LIVELY: ALLEGRO FUDGE
March 16, 2011
The night of tenth march saw softer music pouring out of Bangalore’s Hard Rock Café as contemporary band ’Allegro Fudge’ played a combination of rock classics, pop rock and blues.
They call themselves a ‘contemporary acoustic’ band
and have won several awards since forming the band ‘Allegro Fudge’ over
two years ago.
The 5-member band was performing at Hard Rock Café
in Bangalore. They played a combination of their own compositions as
well as classics, displaying their versatile range of musical
experience. Singing old classics such as ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ by Bill
Withers, followed by a more soothing rendition of ‘Rocking All over the
World’ by John Fogerty; they also sung some of their own compositions
like ‘Far Away’ and ‘Hear Them Say’, which had more of a blues touch
The music was definitely different from what rock
fans were used to hearing at Hard Rock Café, but most were seen swaying
to the music and in some cases, even dancing a jig to some of the
livelier numbers. The HRC staff also did an impromptu performance to
the 80s classic “YMCA” to keep the audience entertained during the
The name ‘Allegro Fudge’ actually stands for what
the band’s music really represents. Allegro meaning fast and lively,
while Fudge stands for mixing it all up. And the name was gifted to
them by Derek Sivers, the founder of CD Baby. The young band
comprising Saahas Patil on the vocals, Jason Zachariah on the
keyboards, Joey on the acoustic guitar, Leslie Charles as the bassist
and Deepak Raghu on drums; live up to every letter of the band’s name.
The band’s music reflects their enthusiasm and
youth, while their lyrics talk about their experience. “Bangalore needs
more bands like Allegro Fudge. It is good to have such music in a city
that sees more of metal bands,” said Bharath, a member in the
audience. Also seen at the event was Australian cricketer Brett Lee
with some of his friends who were seen swaying to the music. An evening
of fun, talented musicians was exactly what the city needed to wait
out the last day before the weekend hit and parties began.