presented by Sunfest


Wed, March 16, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is all ages

Delhi 2 Dublin
Delhi 2 Dublin
Vancouver band Delhi 2 Dublin (D2D) was a fortuitous accident born of their city’s 2006 Celtic Fest. The group’s sound started out as an electronic fusion between bhangra beats and Celtic fiddle – a new badass genre dubbed 'celtic punjabi electronica' – and has since grown into anything from dub reggae to breakbeats to just straight up happy dance music. This border-bending eclecticism, along with an understanding of our primal need to move to the groove, have made D2D one of Canada’s most buzzed- about bands.

Founded by Tarun Nayar (of Beats Without Borders cred), Sanjay Seran (at the time, hailing from live bhangra act Signia) and Ravi Binning (a professionally trained bhangra dancer and dhol player), D2D clearly had something people wanted. Word spread about their ridiculously energetic live shows, and these road-warriors – described by one magazine as the “United Nations of rock ‘n’ roll – have been touring constantly since: mesmerizing crowds at many of North America’s top festivals, as well as blowing people away in the UK, Australia, Germany and Malaysia, and performing to awe-filled audiences in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Dubai. Delhi 2 Dublin have become a TD Sunfest fan favourite, often kicking off the festival – literally! – on Thursday or Friday evening.

D2D’s latest release, We’re All Desi (Westwood, 2015), is arguably their strongest album yet. Eschewing the sterility of writing songs in the studio, and embracing the musicianship of new members James Wallace (guitar) and Serena Eades (fiddle), the band have based the fresh material entirely on jam sessions in their rehearsal space. Heavily influenced by the musicians’ favourite 1970s Bollywood records and love of funk music, and smartly produced by Nick Middleton (The Funk Hunters), We’re All Desi combines the high energy of D2D’s signature live shows with a newfound studio polish.

Last fall, The Manitoban (The University of Manitoba’s student newspaper) raved: “This is the album you put on when you’re ready to party, hit the gym, put on your dancing shoes, or anything else that involves working up a sweat and having a great time."
Venue Information:
London Music Hall - CA
185 Queens Ave.
London, ON, N6A 1J1

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