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QUEEN: a tribute to Freddy Mercury

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Mumbai, 2018: Did you ever demand for freedom saying ‘I Want To Break Free’? Ever feared that you will give up on your dreams and all they will say about you is ‘Another One Bites The Dust’? Were you the rebel in school that found yourself thumping to ‘We Will Rock you’?  Or screaming ‘We Are The Champions’ from the rooftop? Nobody listens to the radio anymore, and yet everyone is ‘Radio Gaga’. 
Whether you do or do not understand the lyrics of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is irrelevant because it remains the song of the century. Experience the genius of Freddie Mercury and the songs of Queen in a first-of-its-kind live performance hosted by Danesh Irani and Danesh Khambata, with music assembled by composer Merlyn D’Souza, popularly know as the Female Rahman. With Headliners like Shazneen ArethnaVivienne Pocha,Yatharth Ratnum, and Ronit Chaterji
Danesh Irani, partner, Silly Point Productions, says, "What better way to celebrate 10 years of Silly Point Productions than to pay tribute to one of the greatest legends of all time - Freddy Mercury! Merlin Dsouza and the All-Stars are a dream to work with and to top it off, Meherzad Patel scripting the host segments that I share with Danesh Khambata are hilarious! Better bring your dancing shoes folks."

The show premieres on the 4th of November at Tata NCPA and December will also witness the performance on 9th at St. Andrews Auditorium

Show Details:
When: Sunday, 4th November
Where: Tata Theatre, NCPA, 7pm

About the band:
Merlin Dsouza - The Boss
India’s leading lady musician, Merlin is a consummate Pianist Composer and Music Director. Merlin has been picking up accolades for her outstanding contribution to the Indian music scene. She has recently received the International World Women Inspirational Leadership awards in Music and the International Rodas Womens Day award. She was also Nominated for the 2013 KARMAVEER PURASKAAR AWARDS for her role in music for Women’s Empowerment.  Merlin, popularly nicknamed the Female Rahman, continues to weave her magic creating her....MAGIC !    

Adil Manuel - Guitar
Adil is a Composer & Guitarist Endorsed by Harman, Gibson guitars, Vox Amplification and Mono Creator. Adil was awarded Guitarist of the year '07 and nominated in '14. 
Saurabh Suman – Bass
Atop the Independent Music Movement that is currently gaining momentum in India, Saurabh has been an essential part of many independent bands that helped create this wave of change. He was Awarded the best bassist in Jack Daniel's Rock awards 2013. Saurabh has performed around the world subsequent to his performances at the Delhi Jazz Festival, Baaja Gaaja Festival, Delhi International Arts Festival, Jazzmandu. 

Ronit Chaterji - Vocals
Ronit Chaterji is the  recipient of the Best Music Award at the 7th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2017. Ronit is the founder and lead singer of Hindi Alt-Rock band 'Rang'

SINGER/ACTRESS, VIVIENNE POCHAhas been known to regale audiences with her soulful, stirring vocal and theatrical prowess. A winner of the Jack Daniel/Rolling Stone Award for Best Vocalist of the year,  she interestingly combines jazz, blues, funk, soul and rock styles in her performances.  She has starred in some of Mumbai's major musicals taking the lead roles in Musicals like Blood Brothers, The Wiz, etc. She has performed with International Bands, The Chicago Jazz Express,  and The Trilok Gurtu Band. 

YATHARTH RATNUM - vocals
"Yatharth was the finalist through public voting in the hit televised talent show Sa re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs 2009 aired in 162 nations globally.
He was awarded with Young Artist Awards in 2010 for being the ‘Outstanding International Vocalist’ in Hollywood, CA.
Winning the first season of India’s only English Music Talent hunt ‘The Stage’ on Colors Infinity.

Shazneen Arethna - vocals
For Shazneen Arethna, singing is a passion.
 As a singer- songwriter, she has released her debut album ‘Dance Alone’.
 Having performed over the world with the likes Shankar –Ehssan –Loy, Vishal –Shekhar and Amitabh Bacchan, she brings a personal touch of style, drama and energy to every performance.  She feels most alive when she’s on stage.

Yohan Marshall - Drummer
Yohan Marshall is a  Mumbai based multi-instrumentalist, composer & songwriter. Leading bands like “Marshall & the Mischief” & “The Family Cheese” 

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