Shaa'ir + Func live at CounterCulture


CounterCulture - Shot and Edited for CC by Yashaswini BR - Shaa'ir and Func Arguably the most successful indie bands in India right now, Shaa'ir + func are certainly on their way to being the most prolific. Formed officially in 2007, Shaa'ir + func, commonly known as S&F, have already garnered recognition as VH1's top emerging artists of 2007, best independent artists of 2008 (VH1), nominations from the AVIMA foundation as Best Dance Act in South-East Asia in 2009, and recognition from the Jack Daniel Rock Awards for best female front-woman of a band. Sidenote, their record release party for Mantis was labeled, "Gig of the year" by widely followed NH7 magazine, India's first and only Indie Music Blog at the end of 2010. They were also named "India's Most Important Band" by the Sunday Guardian after completing their 2011 "I am, We are, You is..." tour in India. In three years, whilst actively touring throughout India, the UK, and the East coast of the US, S&F wrote and released three successful albums, New Day: The Love Album, and Light Tribe and Mantis. Their music includes a heavy dose of experimentation within the popular and cutting edge genres of dance/funk/electronic/and rock music. Their sound has taken them to play the Big Chill Festival UK/Goa, Glastonbury UK, NH7 Pune,India, Oya Festival Norway, Oslo World Music Festival, C/O Pop Germany, On The River Fest UK, India Festival Amsterdam and Nokia Music Festival, Dubai ...

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