The Unplugged Project
Unplugged is a popular acoustic band from Delhi specializing in high-energy music for festivals, colleges, weddings, pubs, corporate events and private functions. The band consists of lead singer and guitarist- Aditya Jassi, singer and guitarist - Manish Gunthey, Ashwani Verma on drums. Abhay Sharma on the saxophone, and Vinayak Gupta, vocalist on the keyboard. Unplugged performs a unique mix of songs all individually tailored to meet the taste of you and your guests. They pride themselves on infusing retro Hindi and English medleys, and cover a range of Hindi retro and latest Bollywood covers, English retro, pop, rock and contemporary music. They are currently recording their album that is slated to release in September 2018. An engaging vocal style, and their own unique improvisation on cover songs, Unplugged enthralls the audience with their musical performances.
A true musical performer, Manish Gunthey, MG as he is popularly known, is a Singer- Songwriter and Guitarist. With a love for Country music and Rock, MG left the corporate world to pursue his passion for music. Manish Gunthey is also the guitarist for Bollywood actor and singer , Ayushmann Khurrana. He accompanies and performs with Ayushmann on his solo gigs and during his film promotions.
Aditya is a self confessed Grunge & Classic Rock lover, but loves Hindi music of old. Adi has also learnt the nuances of Indian Classical music, and is equally adroit in Indian Classical and Sufi music which is evident from his personal sound. He is also a playback singer, having ventured into Bollywood debuting with a song for the Jimmy Shergill and KK Menon starrer, "Strangers" in 2007, a song for "Dil Kabaddi" starring Irfan Khan, Konkona Sen in 2014. He recently opened for Grammy nominees, Hoobastank at their maiden tour to India in Shillong.
Drumming his way onto the music scene, Ashwani was the former member of the Indian band ,Euphoria and Orange Street. When he's not busy playing for Unplugged, Ashwani is a drumming educator often spending his time teaching and imparting knowledge to students.
Joining Unplugged, is Abhay who has been lending his saxophones charm and melody to various high profile events across India and abroad ever since he was fifteen. His specialities include Jazz, Blues, English and Hindi classics. Abhay has toured extensively with Shankar Ehsaan Loy, A R Rahman, Adnan Sami, Sonu Nigam , Vishal Bhardawaj to name a few.
Also joining this time is vocalist, composer and keyboard player, Vinayak Gupta. Born in a musical home being the son of noted classical singer Vinita Gupta of the Rampur Sadarang tradition, Vinayak grew up listening to Indian classical music from a very early age alongside pursuing his passion for western music on the keyboard, an instrument he started playing at age four. He has a wide range of musical influences ranging from rock to funk to fusion jazz and has done keyboard sessions for iconic artists like Rahul Ram of Indian Ocean and was the keyboard player for Hindi-Rock legends Euphoria From 2010-2017.