Junkyard Groove, Amplifier , Nikhil Dsouza & Submerge Night
Made popular by the renowned 1994 movie Lion King, the Swahili phrase roughly translates to `Don`t worry, be happy` and that is precisely what we`re going to do this year at Pearl`13`! It`s fun time with Pearl around the corner; it`ll be your destination for all competitions, events and stunning pro-shows all lined up to enthral you. It`s your chance once again, to excel in the cultural events, groove to the music and have a great time. While the likes of Mario and Pac-man entertained you last time around, this time it`ll be Timon and Pumbaa singing Hakuna Matata, convincing you to leave behind your troubles, forget your worries and be happy!
The Pearl`12 theme of `8-bit gaming` was a successful endeavour where the arts team had a gala time decorating the campus and it wasn`t left unappreciated as we saw huge crowds turning up to be a part of the extravaganza. The pro-shows included Benny Dayal and foreign artistes like Ela Rose, David Deejay and a Belgian metal band Thurisaz, entertaining thousands that gathered. The flagship events like Til` Deaf Do We Part and Fraglore attracted good competition.
Come March, let go of all your inhibitions, troubles and worries and get ready for 3 days of splendid fun at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad. Teleport to world of freedom and joy; unwind, untangle and loosen up; prepare yourselves for a world where your past doesn`t matter, your future doesn`t yet exist and the present is all that matters and you`ll be enjoying your `present` if it`s at Pearl`13 alright!
Junkyard Groove was formed in the year 2005 and have become a main stay on the Indian Independent music scene. A band that has seen every highs and lows of being a band.Starting from being signed to an international label, opening for some of the biggest bands in the world (Iron maiden, Incubus, Prodigy, Robert Plant and more), to being dropped from their label along with going through line up changes. Their first album 11:11 was a huge success garnering a big fan base and winning quite a few awards. Their song ``its Ok`` has become a part of play lists on every English radio station in India. Junkyard Groove was one of the first bands to take advantage of social media and viral marketing in India. In April 2011 after a small hiccup Junkyard Groove was back with a new line up with Ameeth Thomas as founding member on vocals and guitars, Naveen Thomas coming in on lead guitars as very experienced guitarist from Bangalore, Sajith Satya (the bass prodigy from Chennai belonging to the Satya clan )and Shashank Vijay a drummer that makes a four piece band sound like 5. Since then they have put out 2 singles Beautiful Crime and Speed of love written, produced and eng