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    Starting this week, a festival at The Savera gets famous and offbeat musicians to perform

    Ten days of music. Thata��s what Bay 146 at the Savera Hotel is promising Chennai this month. With a different act every Wednesday and Friday, and names as big as Sanjeev Thomas and Sunitha Sarathy a�� it looks like weeknights at this restobar are going to be seeing a full house. Food and beverage manager Sampath Kumar, whoa��s been planning The Mainstage for over a month now, says, a�?In the past wea��ve had stand up comedy nights, open mic music sessions and international bands perform at our space.a�? However, he adds, a�?An entire month of music with musical acts flying in pan-India is a first for us.a�?

    So here is the rest of the line up: Thermal and a Quarter, Live Banned, Allegro Fudge, Franks got the Funk, Seven, Skrat and the F16s. And if youa��re not familiar with the names, not to worry a�� youa��re guaranteed to know the music. Think popular covers of Daft Punk, Michael Jackson and John Mayer, but with a personalised twist. Says piano man Jason Zachariah from Bengalurua��s Allegro Fudge, a�?We do a really dark, slow ballad version of Billie Jean (MJ) and definitely watch out for our rendition of Superstition (Stevie Wonder).a�?
    We hear therea��s going to be a liberal dose of original compositions as well. Not to mention some crazy rock antics on stage. a�?Oh my pants fell down on stage once,a�? smiles Ameeth Thomas, frontman of Junkyard Groove. He laughs, a�?So these days I always plan which boxers Ia��m going to wear before I get on stage!a�?

    Till April 11, from 9 pm onwards. Details: 28114700, 9710947363

    -Sonali Shenoy

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