With approximately 60 years of consolidated experience of being in the business of music between the band members, yet just a few years young, Sumith Ramachandran's Plan B is an original-inclined band, boasting of a Jazz Pop, Blues and Country Rock repertoire. They also perform a selection of popular cover music across genres, as the performance demands.
Plan B performs a host of originals comprising Pretend, Smoke You Out, Hourglassed, Invisible You Invisible Me, Unladylike, I Must Fly, as well as older favorites like Matters Not, Muddled-up Me, Knowing For You and Fragile Intention. Butterfly, an earlier composition, received a 4-star rating from Rolling Stone (India) magazine. Calcutta, I Am was adopted by the local and national media to raise awareness about womens safety issues in Kolkata in 2013, while Purple attempts to create awareness about the dangers of domestic abuse.
Their cover repertoire comprises English classic and contemporary rock, popular, easy-listening music of the 80s, 90s, ranging from Dire Straits to Toto, Steely Dan to The Beatles.
Plan B plays Friday nights at Someplace Else at The Park, Kolkata. Plan B has performed pan-India. Their last performance in Bangalore was 2 sold-out gigs at the highly-acclaimed Windmills Craftworks. This December, Sumith and Rila are contracted to perform a host of gigs in various pubs in the United Kingdom.
Sumith Ramachandran, Indian Brand Ambassador for the French-Canadian Godin Guitars and Roland-Boss GT100, has often been labelled a monster guitarist.
Rila Banerjee is among the best female singer-songwriters in the country. She's having the time of her life doing what she does best - singing, crafting, and composing new material for her band.
Together with Aakash, they hope to live up to, and even surpass, their first concert review, headlined - "Plan B deserves an A!Rila Banerjee - Vocals & Percussion
Giving the Berklee School of Music scholarship a miss was probably this self-confessed temperamental musicians best decision. Singer-songwriter Rila Banerjee was labeled ahead of her time in the 80s, when there were no takers for original English music. After having performed extensively with leading Indian bands, she took an extended sabbatical from music for 15 years to produce award winning television content.
Rilas musical journey runs parallel with the opening up of the Indian mindset. She prefers to perform only originals now theres even a dedicated audience for it. Once again, she has a platform. Music has been re-established as entertainment and Rila is on song.Aakash Ganguly - Bass
A relative newbie in the English music scene in Kolkata, Aakash is associated with a host of Bengali bands, apart from being associated with Plan B and a whole bunch of blues bands in the city.
is going to be a wonderful experience.