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Post Show Review: 11th PALM Sound and Light Awards New!

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AV-ICN Expo's AV Architect of the Year New!

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Sennheiser Top 50 Season-2 ends with a BIG bang! Winners announced!

The Top 3 bands - Parvaaz, Peepal Tree and Barefaced Liar take home the trophies and the prestigious Sennheiser evolution wireless G3 vocal microphones.

Strengthening its commitment to building a platform for bands in India, Sennheiser, announced the top 5 ranks of Sennheiser Top 50, Season 2 - a battle of Indian bands to compete and make their way to the coveted list of Top 50 best bands in India. Sennheiser raised the stakes this season with a much talked about Grand Finale at the Hard Rock Cafe, Worli, Mumbai. Parvaaz came out as the winner of the season 2 as the night ended with an act by the season 1 winner – “The Local Train”. The face off of the bands was graced and judged by the talented jury – Papon, Uday Benegal and Ashish Manchanda. The season 2 was announced in partnership with Johnnie Walker the Journey to further raise and provide a platform for bands to grow by leaps and bounds in their professional careers.

The brands that were crowned the first 3 ranks were – “Parvaaz”, “Peepal Tree” and “Barefaced Liar”. Around 366 bands across genres registered for the second edition of the contest that went through rigorous rounds and faced the incredible jury – Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Raghu Dixit, Papon and Ashish Manchanda.

Commenting on the success of season 2, Mr. Vipin Pungalia, Director, Sennheiser Professional segment said, “I am extremely excited and ecstatic in looking at what we have been able to achieve with season 2. We wanted to go a notch higher with Season 2 and bring glory to our Pursuit of Perfect Sound by giving talented artists a platform to prove their mettle, and I believe we have achieved that. The immense talent that we have witnessed in this journey is a testimony to the fact that India has a plethora of talent across the country waiting for the right platform and opportunity to prove themselves.”

With the scale being grand this year, “Parvaaz” will take home a Trophy, evolution wireless 500 G3 vocal microphones and HD 280 Pro for the band, 2 Year endorsement deal with Sennheiser which will give them access to Sennheiser gear, opportunity to perform at an acclaimed music festival and be the face of Sennheiser for the next two years across catalogs & brandings. Peepal Tree has won a trophy, evolution wireless 300 G3 vocal microphones, HD 215 headphones and a recording session with Ashish Manchanda (Flying Carpet Productions). Barefaced Liar goes home with a trophy, evolution wireless 100 G3 vocal microphones, HD 205 headphones and a mentoring session with a Sennheiser endorsee.

Commenting on their journey with Sennheiser Top 50 Season 2, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, renowned composer and singer trio, said, “The journey has been enriching with a lot to learn from these young and emerging musicians. Their unique compositions were inspiring! It’s amazing to see the kind of talent season has pulled in. We are happy to be a part of this endeavour to find India’s best bands and wish all the bands the best in their future endeavors.“

Popular Singer & Composer, Papon, expressed his excitement saying, “When I started out with this journey, I had said that I believe music is present across all corners of the country and today I can confidently say that I was right! Look at the kind of talent we have witnessed! Not just the top 5 but the immense talent that all the bands have showcased is inspiring. The journey has helped me meet new people, experience their passion and understand their music. It’s an experience I will always cherish!”

Internationally reputed Singer - Songwriter, Raghu Dixit, said, “Great effort by Sennheiser to bring the Independent music scene to the forefront!” Commenting on their win, Parvaaz said, “This is dream come true! We still can’t digest it. From the very beginning, the experience has been nothing less than amazing! Sennheiser is known for its perfect sound and to be associated with them is an artist’s dream. They have not just given us a platform but an experience of a lifetime with stalwarts like Shankar – Ehsaan – Loy, Papon, Raghu Dixit, Ashish Manchanda and Uday Benegal appreciating our music. We are looking forward to the doors that Sennheiser has helped us unlock and are ready to go at it with full force!”

“Peepal Tree” also contributed saying, “The exposure that Sennheiser and Top 50 have helped us experience is something we have been aiming for a long time. We are excited to find out what the future has in store for us post winning this prestigious title!” “A very sincere thanks to Sennheiser for giving us a platform that a lot of bands across the country would want to step on. Being judged by some of the top music personalities in the industry and winning a spot in the top 3 gives us the motivation and encouragement to keep going!” added “Barefaced Liar”.

Sennheiser Top 50 was brought in association with Johnnie Walker – Powered By Sponsor, Fitbit – Wellness Partner, True School of Music – Knowledge Partner, Saavn – Music Streaming Partner, Fox my Box – Bespoke Partner, Hard Rock Cafe – Venue Partner and Managed By Rolling Stone.

List of Top 5 bands:
Rank      Band
   1        Parvaaz
   2        Peepal Tree
   3        Barefaced Liar
   4        Daira
   5        Symphony Novel


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