Din Check Celebrates 7 Years Of Music And Masti In New England
A fun-loving and excited crowd gathered together at Pinot’s Palette in Lexington on a cold Friday night, but it was nothing but high temperatures inside! Din Check’s Open House Bollywood Holiday Party was held at the lovely and brightly colored paint and sip studio, and was the popular New England band’s way of saying thank you to the community for its support and encouragement over the years. Jointly hosted by the Din Check team and Pinot’s Palette owner Reshma Katwa, the event was open to the public but still had the warm feeling of a personal friend’s party.
Beginning with an open mic hour, guests were encouraged to bring a karaoke track and share a song with the crowd. Many talented local artistes were gracious enough to regale the audience with popular tunes while the encouraging crowd whooped and cheered along. The friendly environment boosted even the shyest singers to feel confident.
Then the party started off with a bang as the band took the stage, beginning with 90s hit “Koi Mil Gaya” from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. From there, they seamlessly moved from song to song, genre to genre and even language to language, blending several English and Hindi songs together in “mashups”. The crowd danced along to everything, from love ballads to upbeat Punjabi numbers. The rhythm section of Kamal Dasu on the drums, Mike Grover on bass deftly handled the transitions from disco to dholak beats and more, while keyboardist Anandini Sekhar and guitarist Sam Bhambhani rendered riffs and melodies that led from one song to the next.
Gregarious and dynamic lead singers Jolly Bhatia and Meenakshi Kulshreshtha kept the energy high and interacted closely with the audience. The team chemistry between members of the band was apparent, and one of the highlights of watching them perform. But no one in the audience could just watch - the entire crowd of approximately 100 guests were on the dance floor shaking it like Shammi.
The event was a free admission party, with guests encouraged to bring their own favorite bottle of wine. Din Check and Pinot’s Palette also sponsored some light snacks and wine while supplies lasted. Royal India Bistro, located next door to the studio, donated a tray of light fare as well. Younger audience members were able to participate in painting activities on the lower level during the event. Event photography was by Mustufa Taj, and videography by Kolam Media Creations.
We eagerly look forward to next year’s event, it is sure to be another great night of music and masti!
ABOUT DIN CHECK
Din Check, named for the phonetic sounds of the tabla, was started in a suburban Massachusetts basement in 2011 by Sam Bhambhani, Jolly Bhatia and Sam Rao. Since then, the band has grown and expanded to include a variety of musicians and singers, but at its core features the current team of Sam Bhambhani (guitar), Jolly Bhatia (vocals), Kamal Dasu (drums), Mike Grover (bass guitar), Meenakshi Kulshreshtha (vocals & keyboards) and Anandini Sekhar (keyboards & vocals). Guest artists over the years have included seasoned violinist Kira Taj and tabla virtuoso Ajit Acharya, amongst others. Din Check has performed all over New England at private parties, weddings, expos, charity fundraisers and corporate events and has produced three major stage shows - 5 Decades of Bollywood (2013), Din Check Live in Concert (2014) and Phir Miloge Kabhi - O.P. Nayyar Night (2015). For more information visit www.dincheck.com.
ABOUT PINOT’S PALETTE
Pinot’s Palette, owned by Reshma Katwa, is a BYOB paint and wine studio in the heart of Lexington Center. Pinot’s Palette offers painting parties where an instructor leads you step-by-step through a featured painting. You can sign up for public classes or host a private party - but is also the perfect venue for corporate events, holiday parties, team building events, girls night out, bachelorette party and birthday parties. Also available - kids birthday parties, kids camp and after kids school activities. For more information visit www.pinotspalette.com/lexingtoncenter .
Share your Comments
In this Issue
|Lokvani Rising Stars In Dance|
The Boston area is blessed to have youngsters who work hard for six to eight years to gain proficiency in classical dance and perform an Arangetram. Some have competed at National Competitions. We present the Rising Stars in Dance to students of Jayashree Bala Rajamani, Jothi Raghavan, Kalaimangai Anbalagan, Neena Gulhati, Ranjani Saigal, Sridevi Thirumalai, Sunanda Narayanan and Veena Telli. They will be honored at the event on the Community and Youth Night to be held on Dec. 16. More Information on the Event. [more]
|Din Check Celebrates 7 Years Of Music And Masti In New England|
Din Check celebrates 7 Years of Music And Masti in New England. The popular band hosted their 2nd annual Bollywood Holiday Party on December 8th.
|12 Year Olds From Westford Middle School Build A Mobile App To Test Lead In Drinking Water|
The Westford Middle School’s Lego League team, the Orange Stormgears (19989), has developed a mobile app to test the lead and pH levels in water. [more]
|5 Simple Ways To Reduce Your Sleep Quota|
Sadhguru explains a few simple ways to care for your system which can help you experience an increase in energy and a dramatic decrease in sleep quota. [more]
| Miss/Mrs/Teen India New England-2017|
The 6th annual event was held on December 10, 2017 at Crown Plaza Woburn. It was another wonderful show of the only Indian pageant in area. Winners of the pageant - Jaskirat Kaur-Miss India New England 2017; Aakriti Raj-Miss India Teen New England 2017 and Shalini Kashyap-Mrs India New England 2017. [more]
You may also access this article through our web-site http://www.lokvani.com/