Masala Coffee band at Mojo Rising on 20 February 2015 at Bolgatty Palace, Kochi.
|Genres||Indian folk, Indian pop, Indian rock, Blues, Reggae|
|Members||Varun Sunil (Percussion/Vocals)|
Daya Sankar (Drums)
Preeth PS (Guitar)
David Crimson (Guitar)
Steve Kottoor (Keyboard)
Krishna Raj (Violin)
Masala Coffee is an Indian music band founded in 2014. The band performs across various genres - Indian folk, blues, pop and rock. Although they primarily compose original music and covers in Malayalam and Tamil, the band also performs in Hindi. Masala Coffee has also made a name for itself through the music they've composed and performed for movies including Solo, Uriyadi and Mundina Nildana.
They debuted on Kappa TV’s Music Mojo in 2014, performing their own unique versions of popular Tamil songs like “Munbe Vaa” and “Snehithane”. Videos of their performance went viral and the band soon achieved widespread fame through social media.
When the members of Masala Coffee first jammed together, it was not with the intention of forming a band. However, following the enthusiastic reception their melodious style of music received, Masala Coffee was officially formed and has never looked back.. In 2019, the band announced that they were cordially parting ways with their previous vocalist Sooraj.
The lineup as of 2020 is Varun Sunil, Crishna, Aslam, Daya Sankar, Preeth PS, David Crimson Clifton, Paul Joseph (Pauly), Krishna Raj and Steve Kottoor.
Masala Coffee announced the release of its debut album, Kimaya, in 2018. The album is composed of ten songs in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi, including updated versions of some of their original songs in addition to all new tracks. “Arivaal” was the first of the album’s songs to be released in November 2018, followed soon after by the Hindi track “Safar.” The band has since released a few more songs and music videos, with the rest of the album due to be released sequentially.
Masala Coffee has worked on new singles after their new line up has been made one of which is “Aadiyillalo Anthamillalo” song reminds us we return to where we came from back to dust, perhaps we should pay attention to more things spend our moments preciously and “Manitham” song reflects on a period of survival for humankind and urges the listener to look for positives in these distressing times.
The band debuted into film music direction in 2016 with the title track in a promo video for the Malayalam movie Hello Namasthe. Its first major composing was three songs for Uriyadi, a Tamil movie directed by Vijay Kumar. Masala Coffee is also one of the composers for the movie Solo, directed by Bejoy Nambiar.
|2016||Hello Namasthe||Malayalam||Promo song|
|2017||Solo||Malayalam/Tamil||1 song - World of Siva|
|2019||Mundina Nildana||Kannada||1 song - Manase Maya|
|2020||Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal||Tamil|
|20 February 2015||Mojo Rising Music Fest||Bolgatty Palace Grounds, Kochi|
|8 November 2016||The Hindu November Fest||The Music Academy, Chennai|
|19 February 2017||The Global ISAI Festival||Phoenix MarketCity, Chennai|
|17 July 2017||Hyderabad Arts Festival||Cyber Convention Center, Madhapur|
|11 August 2017||AURA'17||Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS)|
|26 January 2018||The GoMad Festival||Fernhills Royal Palace, Ooty|
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