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      March 23, 2010

      Tuesday   9:00 PM - 11:30 PM

      The Park 17 Park Street
      Kolkata, West Bengal

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      Krosswindz Live at Someplace Else The Park Kolkata

      KROSSWINDZ are a world music band from Calcutta India.We toured 6 cities in the US in October 2007- Los Angeles,San Fransisco,Seattle,Atlanta,Chicago and
      Jersey City.We played 7 concerts and 1 Live Radio Broadcast 2 hour
      unplugged concert for Sandusky Radio Seattle-Kevin Mc Donald Presents,

      Primarily a Classic Rock/folk-fusion band,focusing on world music
      with soulful songs,lyric oriented.Professionally
      performing concerts all over the world for the last
      seventeen years. Krosswindz is the music of Bengal and
      India with a blend of folk music traditions from
      around the world.The result- a potpouri of sounds
      deeply rooted in the soil that touches the heart and
      speaks the common language of humankind.

      Music Style-
      world/Rock,folk,ambient environmental fusion

      Musical Influences
      Suzanne Vega,Santana,Eric Johnson(AUSTIN TEXAS),Jimi Hendrix,Pink
      Floyd,The Beatles.Miles Davis,Indian Musical influences-Padmashree Protima Barua Pandey(Goalpariya-Assamese
      Folk Exponent and singer),Rabindranath Tagore,Kishori
      Amonkar,Bhupen Hazarika,Purno Das Baul,Shubha
      Mudgal,Abida Parveen,Runa Laila,SD Burman,Abbasuddin
      Ahmed,Lalon fokir, etc.

      Similar Artists-
      Yossou n Dour,Sting,Cranberries,Joni Mitchell,Jimi Hendrix

      Artist History
      band was formed in 1990,has toured all over the
      sub-continent and 6 cities in USA playing at major festivals,concerts
      and clubs and has officially
      released 12 albums.
      Two of the most famous Bangla songs of Krosswindz are
      "Prithibita Naki Choto Hote hote" written by Gautam
      Chatterjee performed by Krosswindz in the album Abar
      Bocchor Kuri porey and "Jhiko Jhiko"-from the album
      Jhiko Jhiko Krosswindz.

      Krosswindz is renowned for the musical dexterity and
      virtuoso skill of legendary guitar player Vikramjit
      Banerjee(tuki)and the unique and mellifluous vocals
      and gayaki of Chandrani. The band is busy perfoming
      all over the world along with recording new material
      for their forthcoming album.

      KROSSWINDZ is an accredited and empanneled band with
      the ICCR(INDIAN COUNCIL FOR CULTURAL RELATIONS NEW
      DELHI)and are officially enlisted as a premier band of
      INDIA and they call us when they need us to represent
      INDIA in festivals abroad.

      The band has performed and collaborated with
      internationally reputed names like HERBIE
      HANCOCK(USA),SKY HIGH(SWEDEN),RAG FOUNDATION(ENGLAND
      WALES),TIZIAN JOST(GERMANY),PANDIT RAMESH
      MISHRA(INDIAN SARENGI PLAYER OF INTERNATIONAL
      REPUTE),SANJAY MISHRA(CLASSICAL GUITARIST USA),THE
      JAZZ AMBASSADORS(USA),DAVID DYKSTRA(THE BAUTISA BAND
      SAN-FRANSISCO).

      The album TRIBUTE TO ERIC JOHNSON USA(GRAMMY winning
      guitarist from Austin Texas)features the dazzling
      guitar work by Tuki(KROSSWINDZ) on the track SPACE
      GUITAR.Available in USA and at Val Serrie productions
      site.

      The album THE MUSIC OF THE GLOBE features two tracks
      by KROSSWINDZ namely ONE WORLD and MAHUT BONDHU which
      was re-released in USA by independant Washington based
      label JOE ANTHONY PRODUCTIONS,this album has gone on
      to become a hot seller from amazon , itunes and other
      online merchants apart from being popular at
      conventional music stores like TOWER.

      Krosswindz has been a pioneer in the band movement in
      West Bengal and the first bengali
      project/collaboration with GAUTAM CHATTERJEE(MONI
      MAMA)of MOHINER GHORAGULI yielded the anthemic hit
      Prithibita Naki Choto Hote Hote.Released in 1994 the
      album AABAR BOCHOR KURI POREY has become a staple
      amongst music lovers.
      The collaboration happened when Gautam suggested
      KROSSWINDZ record and perform one track he had written
      and set tune to in 1993 and eventually the studio
      sessions yeilded the astonishing new bengali side of
      KROSSWINDZ.This song has now been remade by Bollywood
      in the movie GANGSTER and a hindi version is doing the
      rounds on all music channels.

      Krosswindz has evolved over the early years from being
      a rock band to a world/fusion band and has gained
      repute all over the world for its pathbreaking new
      sound and fresh approach to music.In the early years
      the band created a tremendous fan following of loyal
      fans who followed the band and are still avid
      listeners/audiences, the reputation of the band as
      being a stupendous live act spread and gigs picked up
      by the mid nineties and nowadays on an average the
      band has ten to twelve shows a month.

      The music of krosswindz has been featured in numerous
      documentary films and commercials.Recently the
      international multi-award winning film THE WAY BACK
      HOME by film maker SUPRIYO SEN featured the vocals of
      CHANDRANI(KROSSWINDZ) in the song Ghore Pherar Gaan
      (written by Gautam Chatterjee from the album Khyapar
      Gaan) prominently as the Title track and background
      score for the film.

      The music of KROSSWINDZ is being aired by
      major FM stations around the world-BBC in UK, in CALCUTTA RADIO
      MIRCHI,RED
      FM,AAMAR FM and ALL INDIA RADIO.
      In AUSTRALIA pbs FM in
      MELBOURNE is playing the song ONE WORLD by
      KROSSWINDZ on their show GLOBAL VILLAGE hosted by
      ROGER HOLDSWORTH.

      KROSSWINDZ has been on many major national and
      international TV shows and reputed production houses
      like the BBC and MTV have covered KROSSWINDZ on
      innumerable occassions.

      Krosswindz has acted for a feature part in the
      telefilm called "Aamra Ebong" by noted Calcutta
      actor/director Parambrata Chatterjee where even the
      soundtrack of the film has songs from the album
      -MISIKI MISIKI(FOLK-FUSION)KROSSWINDZ.The song "Morihe
      Shyam" from this album is the title song of this
      tele-film.

      The band also appears regularly on game shows and
      interviews on popular Indian TV channels like zee
      bangla(hau mau khau),Tara Muzik-Take a break and
      Bandemonium,Sangeet Bangla(metro music and Shudhu
      Gaane Shudhu Shongeete)etc.Channel S in the UK has
      telecast a documentary featuring KROSSWINDZ.GAAN BEDHE
      DOLBAJEE on CTVN PLUS channel.

      KROSSWINDZ has one of the highest record sales in the
      regional market and has had superhit albums like ONE
      WORLD,JHIKO JHIKO and MISIKI MISIKI selling lakhs of
      units.Presently Krosswindz is signed to Indian label
      SAGARIKA MUSIC.
      KROSSWINDZ has been on the charts at broadjam.com
      numerous times and a huge number of people have
      downloaded the band's music from free sites like
      mp3.com
      ONE WORLD has entered the Earth Top 10 at Broadjam!
      ONE WORLD has entered the Production - Mid Tempo Top
      10 at Broadjam!
      ONE WORLD has entered the Pop Top 10 at Broadjam!
      ONE WORLD has entered the Broadjam #1 Songs Top 10 at
      Broadjam!
      ONE WORLD has entered the Production - Female Vocals
      Top 10 at
      Broadjam!

      Krosswindz's rendition of the song TANGRA TOBU KATON
      JAYE from
      the album JHIKO JHIKO has been nominated by an
      AMERICAN company called JPF(CD BABY) in the BEST FOLK
      SONG category of their music awards
      http://www.jpfolks.com/MusicAwards/2006/SongNominees.html

      Krosswindz has one of the largest ammount of fans in
      the Indian music scene that spread all over the
      sub-continent and even to other parts of the world
      like in the USA,UK,MEXICO,IRELAND following the band
      avidly and listening with admiration.tower records,cd
      baby and apple i tunes also stock a healthy quota of
      the music of KROSSWINDZ and the number of fans is
      growing each day.

      Group Members
      Vikramjit(tuki)lead guitar,dotara,khamak backing
      vocals/songwriter producer
      Chandrani-lead vocals/songwriter,percussion
      Ratanjit-keyboards/guitar
      Rajiv-rhyhm guitar
      Osi-bass
      drums

      Guest musicians perform with the band from time to
      time keeping the sonic spectrum diverse and eclectic.

      Instruments
      guitar,nylon string

      guitar,mandolin,dotara,dhol,djembe,khol,drums,congas,timbales,cabasa,guiros,triangles,shakers,bass
      guitar,keyboards,

      Albums(discography)
      krosswindz singles- bmg crescendo india,1994
      krosswindz poth geche benke-sagarika,1996
      krosswindz one world-kosmic music,2002
      krosswindz bhebe dekhecho ki-kosmic music,2002
      krosswindz jhiko jhiko-sagaika,2004
      krosswindz misiki misiki-sagarika,2005
      KROSSWINDZ DHOWA-Sagarika,2006

      Compilation albums- aabar bochor kooree porey mohiner
      ghoraguli,1994
      khyapar gaan mohiner ghoraguli,1999
      moni chara shunno laagey various artists,2002
      THE MUSIC OF THE GLOBE-JOE ANTHONY
      PRODUCTIONS(USA),2003
      Tribute to Eric Johnson various artists, produced-VAL
      SERRIE TEXAS USA,2004
      GIR-VOL1 and VOL2 RSJ Records Delhi
      Smokin guns-RSJ RECORDS Delhi

      Press Reviews-
      Krosswindz rings in new year 2007 with 20,000 strong
      audience in shillong-The Telegraph,

      krosswindz goes global on world music ship,-the
      Telegraph.

      Krosswindz song Jhiko Jhiko being played down under in
      Australian FM-The Tmes Of India.

      Prithibi goes to Bollywood-Hindustan times

      "the first band from the eastern region of india to
      come out with an album of original english
      compositions"-The Telegraph Calcutta
      "one world tops local charts"times of india calcutta
      "The evening of January 16 was electrifying, with
      JUST, a band formed by JU students, belting out
      popular numbers. But it was Krosswindz, playing to the
      galleries of over 4,000, that was a smash hit with a
      two-and-a-half-hour gig."the Telegraph Calcutta

      Winds of cross culture-Krosswindz has absorbed jazz,
      Irish folk, hip-hop, funk and Indian music to create a
      style of their own which they call 'World Rock'. A few
      copies of their recent release One World are available
      in big music stores in Bangalore, writes Michael
      Patrao
      "I don't want my house to be walled in on all sides
      and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of
      all lands to be blown about my house as freely as
      possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by
      any." These words of Mahatma Gandhi (said in a
      different context) may well be the description of the
      Kolkata band Krosswindz.The album "ONE WORLD" is doing
      very well in Kolkata and a few copies did manage to
      land in Bangalore. Priced at Rs 125 a CD you may find
      it in one of the bigger music stores in Bangalore.
      -DECCAN HERALD

      Additional Info
      email the band at-- tukiguitarman@yahoo.com

      www.krosswindz.com
      www.cdbaby.com/krosswindz
      www.soundclick.com/krosswindz

      Location
      calcutta, west bengal - India
      contact-vikramjit banerjee
      flat 1b kanak apartments,
      174/10 nsc bose road,calcutta 700040.India
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