Published: 04th January 2018
Vizag-based band Kairoz is working on a web series next and we JUST CAN'T wait
In the world of music, it is all about survival of the fittest and the one who adapts to the changing tides, stays. It's no wonder Kairoz has sustained!
Though the four-piece, Vizag-based band Kairoz is seven years old, it has been open to experimentation since the very beginning. Whether it was shifting genres from metal and alternative rock to the blues and rock ‘n’ roll, or composing for an upcoming Telugu movie produced by Chetan Maddineni or composing for a web series this year, Kairoz is rising above the rest quickly. "It (the web series) is not confirmed yet," Samuel J Benaiah, the drummer of the band, adds quickly. "It's a comedy web series produced by a big Tollywood director and it will see a famous comedian as the protagonist. I can't tell you more than that," the 27-year-old says cheekily.
Initially, Kairoz was named Dissonance and had five members instead of four. The current band members are Johanan Yedidi on vocals and bass, Paul Livinstone on keys and Neil Joseph on guitar
In 2018, Kairoz plans to experiment further and mix rock and regional music because, "we don't want to disappoint anyone at our gigs, neither the audience that comes to listen to rock nor the ones who come for regional music," he says, and lists fusion rock as his personal favourite genre. Also, expect several original scores from this band. "The songs have been composed and recorded. They'll be out very soon," says Benaiah, who explains that Kairoz is named after the Greek word for 'supreme movement’. Quite unusual, isn't it?
Suited up: Kairoz recently played at Novotel Visakhapatnam, Varun Beach
Talking about the music scene in Vizag, Benaiah says that though there were fewer chances of making it as a rock band initially, now they have grown. "Events like Visakha Utsav definitely help in promoting all kinds of music too," adds the musician, who started playing the drums when he was a child. And his word of advice to bands that are trying to make it? "Practise, practise and practise! There is no other way," concludes Benaiah.
Check them out at facebook.com/KairozIndia/