- Bringing back 8o’s Rock Music
Bringing back 8o’s Rock Music
Castlerock presents rock music from the 80’s at a concert on April 13 at Gavin’s Pub in Verna, 2 pm onwards; commemorating the date ‘13th’ as rock music day and bringing back memories of Goa’s first teenager band ‘The Teens’ (1988). The concert consists of 20 members- Goan rock musicians spanning across four decades and young musicians from 90’s. Café has the details…
was a time when rock was the dominant popular
music loved by many. Is it lost today?
But for some who have preserved the
treasures of rock music come together on April 13, 2019 to revive those Oldie
Goldie’s in a concert called Castlerock 80’s that involve musicians of Goa from
the late 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
The concert is powered by Bad Blood and AXL School of Music and
Technology, Kutumb, Cosmos Exotic Orchestra, Foxes retreat and Beat Route
Jam.The 20 members are all from several different bands with
the band Bad Blood as the main organizers,
as the Conductor and
Carl De Souza
as the coordinator. The other members include Silvia, Sheryl,
Stacie as professional singers, Nilesh Faterpekar, Nigel Mendonca, Placido
Rodrigues, Olavo Fernandes, Johny Pereira, John Lino, Sheldon Gomes, Linus Fernandes,
Peterson Gomes, Eularia Gomes, Kassel Gomes, Aditya Naik, ShivrajBekere and
Angio Fernandes as the youngest.
“We thought that by organizing something like this, we would get
to appreciate rock music that is mostly ignored these days. Rock and Roll was
the mainstream during the 80’s in Goa. At first we only wanted the elder
musicians of Goa, but then we realized that to revive our teenage days, we need
to have youngsters in our group and that’s when we decided that a formation of
young and old with bring a different melody to the concert altogether, shared
Pravas and Nixon
Castlerock, is a special dynamism giving the forefront to young
budding musicians and having elder members from various other bands spanning
across four decades as the backbone of the concert. Together they celebrate the
age of rock bringing back memories and music from the 80’s.
The band will perform list of seven songs sung by ‘The Teens’ in
Meet me in Montana,
Yesica, Mad about you, MonyMony, Some guys have all the luck, My kind of Girl,
and Oye mi Canto
. Castlerock is not
just a name, but a beautiful village situated in the Western Ghats on the
state’s border with Goa - at an elevation of 621m with a grand view of
Dudhsagar. Inspired by its alluring scenery and living amongst the aesthetic
grace, Pravas Ravi initiated the idea of bringing back the 80’s and naming the
band and concert after the place he comes from.
Man behind it all
“No, I didn’t fall in love, she fell in love with me, music did!”
says the man who first wielded the electric guitar in 1988 hitting his teens
and the right notes too.
singer and conductor, is one among them all who lived the ages of Rock. Now
that’s what makes a name so perfect! Roque.
Roque entered his journey of music through the band ‘The Teens’
in 1988 by Allan Fernandes his classmate;it was indeed the 1st teen band in
India during the rock music period.
He had learnt singing solfeggio with his grandfather (a bass
drum Cymbel player)at a very young age and learnt playing the guitar with
neighbors from is village.
He has been awarded the YuvaSrujanPuraskar (Youth State Award)
for excellence in western music in 2014 by the government of Goa.
it was just destiny, who knew I would reach so far. But I am proud that I’m on
solid ground,” he says.