Story of Ankahi – The Band
Ankahi, the band started it’s journey in 2011. Akash was already playing guitar in Jaipur with other music bands by that time.
It is then, when Aditya ( Vocalist ) realized his inclination towards singing and started jamming sessions with Akash, who happened to be aditya’s neighbour.
They were looking for musicians with same taste and eventually got in touch with somesh (Aditya’s classmate) and shaino ( Drummer) , thus, the band was formed.
The band started participating in band competitions happening across Jaipur . They had been winners for consecutively two years at clash of bands at SKIT, Jaipur.
Ankahi – the band, have been winners in band competitions happening at GIT, Maharshi Arvind, IIMET to name a few.
They also did an opening act for the pakistani band “Raeth” at BITS jaipur.
Meanwhile they did a cover of “Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin ” on youtube and got noticed by people at HP India and was selected along with 11 other youtubers all over india, which gave them a chance to be mentored by the biggies of youtube including AIB , TVF and Kurt Hugo Schneider to name a few. They were the finalists of HP Bend the Rules contest. Also, they were the winners of motorola motospotlight contest and got the chance to share the stage with “The Local Train”.
The members of the band are not full time musicians and are committed to other priorities due to which they don’t prefer doing live shows . But it is the love for music which holds them together and despite all the odds they don’t miss the chance to practice and play music because they believe that it is that one extra percent effort which matters.
The band has been releasing youtube covers lately and plans to release it’s first original “Ankahi Ye Kahani ” by the end of this year.
GENRE : Hindi rock , punk , folk punk , pop
Members of Ankahi – The Band
Aditya Khandelwal – Vocalist of the band . A software engineer and currently going for mba at KJ somaiya , mumbai.
Akash Manghnani – Lead/Rhythm Guitarist of the band . An MBA and a music tutor.
Somesh Srivastava – Lead/Rhythm Guitarist of the band. A software engineer and running his own startup.
Shaino Thomas – Drummer of the band . An MBA and working in HDFC bank.