They say, when you hear music, you enjoy it and when you listen to the same is when you connect with music. But we say, when a live performance is going on, you connect with the music, you connect with the lyrics and you connect with the artists.
We as a kid often tend to develop the taste of life, influenced by the family members and the environment we growth up in. It pretty much stays undeniable for us to say MTV, in those days influenced the kids of our age (I am not disclosing our age, though :P). It was trending then. We could watch and listen to something other than conventional Hindi songs.
In this case, the young boy’s dad was an MTV fan. Both dad and son had a good time listening to music and that’s when the boy started connecting to music and it took up from there. He though took a pit stop in between to get back stronger.
Meet, Neill Albino Braganza, the founder and the owner of Neill Braganza Music. Thanks to his mum, who threw him on stage in his class four and let him face the fear of stage, the reason why he’s a great performer today.
Soon he realised what he wanted in life. He formed a band in his class ten. This band broke in a short span of time and left Neill heartbroken.
One day at a barber shop
A usual day, Neill was in this barber shop getting his hair done. There was a TV in the barber shop which played the song ‘Socha Hai’ from Farhan Akhtar’s movie ‘Rock On’.
Next thing he does is, calling up his friend and asked him what is up to his life? And then happened Neill Braganza Music.
Whether was it Neill’s broken band is his class ten or the now Neill Braganza Music, he was all there. Neill’s partner in crime. A classmate from fourth standard and drummer in the band, Akshay Nagmule. And of course Mayur Anneknavar on Bass, the fashionista of the band.
The band says pubs have helped them to make them their own audiences and have helped the band to connect with the audiences. “We at least see few of them turning up again for our next show and we could recognise our fans”, added Neill.
We have made millions of mistakes. But we have had fun making them, correcting them and hitting back the stage with more confidence time and time again, they stated.
At least 30 years making Music
We would want to make good music for at least next 30 years and make 50 albums. We would also want to make music for movies, irrespective of the language, says the band.
When we asked them about the legacy they would want leave behind, they simply said,
“Legacy is just built”. We would want to create memories for people through music. The memories that people could live with and hang on to. And after 30 years down the line, we as a band still want to be happy and still would want to make more music.
The band is going to release their first album shortly. They feel the place where they would release their first album would be too small to release their second, is the confidence they conceive in them.
Neill doesn’t shy away to say, “It burns a bit inside me when other bands do good, but the same burn pushes me to put in extra work”.
The Saga continues. With a different band, with a different story all together but the music must go on.
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