In an attempt to raise funds for people affected by the COVID-19 crisis, Mumbai-based band Swapnil & The Little Black Dress will perform a live show on Skillbox at 8 pm on June 2.
Led by Guwahati-native Swapnil Gogoi, a record producer and bassist, the band has three other members — Amit Verma on the vocals, Kedar Bhojraj on drums, and Arka Dasgupta on the guitars.
Currently residing in Mumbai, Gogoi completed audio engineering from the Mumbai Music Institute and currently freelances as a mixing engineer apart from being a part of the band.
Gogoi is one of the many artists who are facing a tough time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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One of the industries facing the brunt due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent lockdowns is the music industry. To be particular, it’s the indie, i.e, the independent music industry, that has been drastically affected.
Gogoi has joined hands with Skillbox, an art community platform for musicians and artists, music and art enthusiasts, professionals and technicians from the music and arts ecosystem, to host a live concert on June 2, 2021.
The live-streaming platform of Skillbox — LiveBox — is an initiative that has emerged out of the need for artists to continue to monetise their art form while adapting to the difficult times when live venues, etc, are shut down due to the pandemic.
Gogoi will perform with his band from 8 pm onwards. They have been working in the studio, crafting their way towards releasing original content. While working as musicians who feed the Bollywood film music industry, they have tirelessly functioned towards building their catalogue, which they shall showcase in an hour-long live performance for their fans, friends, and family.
The little black dress’s ‘The Mumbai Anthem’ recently got featured in one of the biggest music and lifestyle magazine in the world ‘Rolling Stone‘April Edition. It would be featured on Radio City as confirmed on Radio Plays and also social media features.
You can book their show, here.