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Five young teachers band together to play different tunes

Five young music teachers,purely manual instruments and passion for different music genres — that is what defines ‘AAYAT’,an all acoustic band which is set to make Ludhianites love Fridays.

Five young music teachers,purely manual instruments and passion for different music genres — that is what defines ‘AAYAT’,an all acoustic band which is set to make Ludhianites love Fridays.

These five youngsters — Stanley,Jonny,Goldi,Akshat and Aman,all aged between 20 and 25 — will now be seen performing at ‘Talli Frog Fridays’.

Unlike the other bands playing electric guitars and loud drums,this band is all about some soulful music with a mixture of Sufism and Bollywood.

“Actually sufi is misinterpreted. People play sufi music without playing a single sufi song. In our case,it’s all about presenting every genre of music but with an ability to catch attention of listeners. Monotonous music is what is boring,” says Stanley,adding that AAYAT was formed in July 2012 when its five members came together after having worked with varied bands.

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Equally unique and interesting are the instruments that these five youngsters play to create acoustic feel which comprise guitars,cajon (little drums from South America),Darbuka (from South Africa),dholak,tabla and djembe drums again from South Africa.

“Independent bands really need a godfather to succeed which we are searching for,” says Goldi,laughing. “The biggest challenge our band faces is to find a place to play.”

All five,hailing from Chandigarh,also teach music for a living. “People of Ludhiana are in love with sufi and Bollywood songs. There is the least taste for English numbers. We will definitely keep that in mind. All we need to give listeners is a comfort zone to enjoy,” says Stanley.

AAYAT will now be playing at The Frog Prince restaurant every Friday night.