Top non-celebrity live music bands in India

Top Non-celebrity music bands of India

Most thrilling entertainers rocking the live event scene

The music scene in India has always been nothing less than a celebration. We can’t easily make an event successful without embedding music in it. While we know a lot of celebrity singers, bands, and musicians in this business that we can’t get enough of, there are also some great non-celebrity bands that have made a special place in our hearts. 

These bands mostly play Live at corporate, colleges, clubs, music festivals, weddings, and events alike. Because of the popularity of social media apps like YouTube and Instagram, they are able to showcase their talents to a wider audience and well! we love it. These are some of the non-celebrity bands with their follower count as of July 2022, that are making a difference and blessing us with their unique musical talent- 

1. Twin Strings

Instagram- 108K Followers

YouTube- 719K Subscribers 

Twin Strings is a prominent Delhi-based band that produces Bollywood and Sufi music. They have a large following on social media and their covers on YouTube have millions of views. They also have more than 3 lakh, monthly listeners, on Spotify. The band is known for creating original music with a unique perspective and their covers of Bollywood songs are appreciated by the audience. Their live performances are breathtaking and soulful and worth experiencing. 

2. When Chat Met Toast

Instagram- 99.6K Followers

YouTube- 334K Subscribers 

Formed in Kochi in 2016, When Chai Met Toast is a multilingual indie-folk alternative band. It is a four-piece band and makes independent music. Their happy and lighthearted music which they create in English and Hindi sometimes features Tamil and Malayalam lyrics and is loved by the audiences. The band has a massive following on social media and has more than 5 lakh, monthly listeners, on Spotify as well. 

3. The Yellow Diary

Instagram- 46.8K Followers

YouTube- 41.5K Subscribers

The Yellow Diary is an amalgamation of five independent musicians who have their own influences that produce a beautiful sound, The band is known for producing thought-provoking poetry infused with a unique, modern soundscape. The band has made a name for itself in the indie music scene in less than half a decade. Now they have a huge social media following and millions of views on YouTube. They also have more than 5 lakh, monthly listeners, on Spotify and their live performances are nothing less than a magical and serene experience for the crowd. 

4. Astitva

Instagram- 40.5K Followers 

Astitva Band started in Delhi in 2006, born out of diverse western pop and Hindustani Classical influences, Astitva gave birth to a serious cutting-edge band, Blended with deeply meditative ragas with rock and jazz, and with a hint of Urdu poetry. The band consists of five members namely Salman, Zaman, Ayush, Kamal, and Amit, and they are known to perform all around the world. The band tours all around the world for their LIVE shows and performances. They have also made Shahrukh Khan, the king of Bollywood, dance to their tunes and have composed music with many big personalities including Bhuvan Bam. The name of the band Astitva is existence and they have certainly made their existence felt in the music industry. 

5. Peter Cat Recording & Co.

Instagram- 33.5K Followers 

Youtube- 24.7K Subscribers 

Founded in 2009, Peter Cat Recording Co. is a well-known Delhi-based band consisting of five members. They are known for creating and recording a variety of different music across genres like Alternative, Cabaret, Ballroom Waltz, and Gypsy Jazz. They have more than 3 lakh, monthly listeners, on Spotify and millions of subscribers on YouTube. Their music has been widely appreciated across India and also internationally. Their music has the capability of converting a non-fan into an ardent listener. 

6. The Suryansh Project

Instagram- 32.7K Followers 

Formed in 2016, The Suryansh Project is a band that consists of four talented artists namely Suryansh, Tenzing, Sahil, and Ashish. It is a mixture of Indian Classical, Sufi, and Indie Pop Music. The band is known for its popular live shows and performances which have garnered them immense fame and popularity in the Indian Sub Continent. The band has extensively laid the groundwork for the coming bands be it in the genre of Indian Classical or Sufi. Their self-composition ‘Silent Emotion’ is a song you don’t want to miss.

7. Parvaaz

Instagram- 25.6K Followers

YouTube- 26.8K Subscribers

Parvaaz is a popular Indian rock band from Bangalore formed in 2010. The band has a lineup of four members and its sound has often been described as one that transcends musical genres taking the listener into spaces that traverse blues, folk, and psychedelia, wrapped in an ambient sound that is familiar yet elusive. The band has assimilated several international influences but their own expression has a rootedness that makes their sound unique. They have a massive number of followers on social media and millions of views on YouTube. 

8. Naalayak

Instagram- 18.5K Followers 

YouTube- 95.3K Subscribers

Based out of Chandigarh, Naalayak is an Indian Hindi rock band that was founded in 2015. The band is the vision of Sahil Samuel whose decision to drop out of college to pursue made him the founding member of the band. Naalayak is known for its explosive live acts and pumping music and is now considered to be the genre-defining new era of indie rock. The band has about 170.3K monthly listeners and their enchanting stage persona is one of a kind. 

9. Staccato

Instagram- 17.2K Followers

YouTube- 62.3K Subscribers 

Staccato is a band that promises a new-age interpretation of Carnatic Classical Krithis, a seamless amalgamation of nostalgic film music with a contemporary twist. The band is the only band to have been chosen from India to perform at the 2012 London Olympics. A group that originally met in school, draws from its many influences from across genres, keen on giving an experiential listening to its audience.

10. The F16s

Instagram- 13.6K Followers

YouTube- 11.1K Subscribers 

The F16s is a Chennai-based four-piece band. The band is known for their lyrically and sonically rich music who promises their listeners an experience that nourishes the ears and soul-feeding it with melodious sounds and fresh vocals. The band has more than 1 lakh monthly listeners on Spotify and millions of views on YouTube. The band which is a pop band, but disguised in a rock and roll outfit has a way of making one’s heart transport to a happy place. 

11. Motherjane

Instagram- 9220 Followers 

YouTube- 6.01K Subscribers

Founded in 1996, Motherjane is an Indian rock band from Kochi, India, and progressive rock and Carnatic music have impacted their music since their inception. They have two studio albums and five singles to their credit and they have thousands of views on YouTube. Their live music is like beauty to the ears.

12. Agnee

Instagram- 5717 Followers

YouTube- 1.12K Subscribers

Agnee is an Indian rock band based in Pune. The band is one of the very few Indian rock bands to have signed a major label record deal. It composed the music for the Indian release of Marvel’s superhero film, The Avengers. Agnee is one of the most dynamic and widely appreciated bands in India. The band’s live performances are a rich and soothing experience for any music enthusiast. 

These musical geniuses are the next global maestros who have all that it takes to be one. Their special talent and hard work are not going unnoticed and we’re already fans of these smashing bands. 

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