On November 20th, 2011: Giving stage to emerging sounds, the Ray Ban Never Hide Sounds’ five-month long band hunt campaign came to an end. Chennai's Little Babooshka's Grind will be representing the south after getting through the auditions and then voted among the top 5 bands based on their new single "Big Words". Consisting of a pre-selected jury of musicians like Suraj Jagan, Luke Kenny, Shibani Kashyap, Anaida and more alongside popular voting, five bands from an entry pool of 180 plus bands have won pole position.

For the grand finale The band be performing live in Mumbai for the grand finale at Bandra Fort Amphitheatre on December 4 and share the stage with Pentagram and Something Relevant. The winning bands will be also receiving musical instruments worth Rs 50,000 from Furtados sponsored by Ray Ban.


As a bonus LBG's Arjun Janakiram along with members from the other winning bands will be collaborating on a song with popular actor/ VJ/ Singer/Songwriter Luke Kenny which will be recorded at YasRaj Studios, Mumbai and be made into a music video.

After just returning from The Great Indian October Fest in Bangalore, the band was ecstatic to hear the great news. In September 2011, after a 2 year hiatus the band returned to the live circuit to perform their originals from their first 3 albums as well as new songs from their upcoming album. Staring of at the Unwind Center who have been ardent promoters of live music in Chennai for the past decade followed by Unseen Underground's J.A.M VI show at Geoffrey's and MCC's Octavia Headline show in 3 consecutive weeks, LBG are currently planing a nation wide tour in 2012 to promote their new album titled Wake UP the Break UP fro which release dates will be announced soon.

Apart from their upcoming show at Mumbai on the 4th, LBG is will performing an unplugged set on a new show from Chennai 104.8 FM called "Out of the Box" with Rohan Sen on the 16th of December between 5 and 6PM. The band will also be performing the same set at Fusion 9, Chennai on the 23rd of December.

About Little Babooshka’s Grind:

Little Babooshka's Grind was formed in 1995 with the sole aim to promote original music and contribute to the growing independent music scene. We're primarily a rock band from Chennai consisting of the Janakiram brothers Arjun, Avneet & Aum, with Hari B Boskey on Keys, Marky Spitneck on drums & U.D Kiran behind the console. Starting of as a progressive metal band in college back in 1995, over the years the we went through numerous line up changes to discover our passion for original music in a cover dominated rock 'n' roll scene. With a quirky name and popular tunes like Money, Scarawag, Breathe, Bad Children & Super Cat from our 3 studio releases, we believe that LBG has found a place in the Indian rock 'n' roll hall of fame as one of the top bands in the country for it's unique style and energetic performances. Our 3rd release "Bad Children" was nominated for Best Indian Rock Album of the year by RSJ Readers poll in 2007 along with artists like Pentagram, Taaq, Blackstrat Blues & Dream Out Loud. The band has also organized a series of charity show to raise funds for tsunami affected victims since 2005 and continue to donate the development funds of areas affected by natural disasters through show proceedings and merchandise sales. LBG performs mostly original music during their show with a strong emphasis on entertaining the crowd with catchy upbeat numbers.

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For Bookings Contact:
Aum Janakiram
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LBG Snail Mail: 22/ 27, Muthu Pandian Avenue, Santhome , Chennai 600004