Indian Ocean, Shankar Mahadevan to collaborate

Updated: Jan 05, 2013, 09:16 AM IST

New Delhi: Rock band Indian Ocean and composer-singer Shankar Mahadevan are all set to collaborate for the grand finale of Storm Festival 2013.

The two powerhouses of the Indian music industry will be coming together especially for the second edition of the festival, to be held in Coorg, Karnataka.

Talking about the collaboration with Indian Ocean, Mahadevan said, "I really wanted to collaborate with them. I love them as people as well as for them being the wonderful musicians they are... I`m a proud mainstream musician but having said that I do firmly believe there`s more to musical talent in India than just Bollywood...”

"There is so much talent in India and these kind of festivals are fantastic ways to promote that talent. I am really looking forward to performing at the Storm Festival in the fabulous backdrop of Coorg this year."

Rahul Ram, the Indian Ocean bass guitarist who was Mahadevan`s co-judge on the latest edition of music reality show `SaReGaMaPa`, said, "We`re really looking forward to this collaboration and the Storm festival. Shankar is a fantastic guy to work, a very capable musician and a outstanding singer."

Festival director Lavin Uthappa said, "Change is what the audience always craves for. What better way to bring about that change than these two fantastic acts coming together for the first time ever especially for our festival. I am sure that this collaboration will be a feast for the audiences at storm festival in Coorg this February."