Son of prominent Indian politician from the Northeast, Peter G. Marbaniang, Robert Lyngdoh has managed to do it all, from playing in a band with music icon Lou Majaw to dabbling with politics to becoming the Home Minister for his state, Meghalaya, Robert (or Bob as he is popularly known) has done it all. He is one of the most well-informed individuals around and equally approachable as well. Quite the killer combo.
Joi Barua is as DIY as they come. Bearing no formal training in music, he has more than made it in Bollywood and beyond. Joi has sung and arranged vocals in films like Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Udaan, No One Killed Jessica etc. He has sung jingles for ad campaigns of Fiat Linea, Vodafone, Reliance, LG, Nescafe etc. His band’s album, Joi- Looking Out of the Window won at the Big Asomiya Music Awards in 2010-11.
Alobo Naga is the vocalist of Alobo Naga and the Band. The band hit the Vh1 Top 10 International charts with Painted Dreams and won the Best Indian Act at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards. Before the band, Alobo was an established pop musician. Alobo is also a music teacher at the Furtados School of Music and holds a Grade 8 vocal certificate from Trinity School of Music, London.
Ananth’s name is simultaneous with the Sikkim music scene. Ananth was the vocalist of famous Sikkim rock and roll band Still Waters. He and his band Still Waters have been a big positive influence on the current crop of musicians. The band was one of the first and most respected bands there. He works as an RJ at Nine FM in Gangtok and has started another band called Still Waters:Legacy.
Olik Boko is the frontman of Itanagar extreme metallers, Alien Gods – wowing audiences across India. Also, Olik has been working hard into improving the dismal music scenario in Arunachal Pradesh. A humble man, Olik was a volunteer at the 1st Ziro Festival of Music because of this passion. Alien Gods is the first metal band of the state and is a resounding success among the youth of the state.
Victor is a musician and businessman rolled into one. Only, music has the first priority over business-mindedness, a rare trait. Guitarist of the popular band Magdalene, Victor expanded his musical repertoire with The Scavenger Project which features a coterie of musicians across Mizoram. On the business side of it, Victor is also the producer/owner of Scavenger Records which is the casbah for all Mizo bands. Victor runs the Scavenger Management group and also organizes the Scavenger Rock Idol.