Organizers announce the “Bang Bang” concert in Silicon Valley.
‘Bang Bang’ concert will feature Benny Dayal and his band FunktuaTion. Benny will be accompanied by vocalist Shakthisree Gopalan of Nenjukulle fame. The concert is scheduled for Nov. 13.
GiGGurus, a brand new events-initiative along with a few like-minded organizations, have come together to put together entertaining “gigs” for the South Asian community.
Commenting on the concert Kavita, one of the founding members of Gig Gurus said, “Benny is an exceptionally talented singer. The Bang Bang event is not a typical Bollywood concert. It is an entire entertainment package. We are the only concert with a dedicated dance floor for our patrons.”
At the launch meet some of the esteemed founding members of Gig Gurus including Rakhi Israni and Nitesh Singh of Excel Test Prep were present and vouched their support for this novel initiative.
Gig Gurus and Media Mahima also introduced to the press the beneficiary partners of the event. We have handpicked three non-profit organizations as the Seva beneficiary partners; Sankara Eye Foundation, Community Seva and Jeena.
Each Seva Beneficiary will receive $10 per ticket for every ticket that is purchased from our website www.giggurus.events with the unique “seva code” provided to each of the organizations.
Each of the beneficiary partner has the potential of selling up to 2,000 tickets and the possibility to raise $20,000 for their respective causes via the promotion of ticket sales with the use of their assigned SEVA codes.
Benny is the recipient of the prestigious Filmfare R.D. Burman Award for New Music Talent. The singer got his first break when he sang for Oscar award winning music director A.R. Rahman for a Tamil movie. Benny Dayal has sung in various languages such as Hindi, Tamil, Telugu among others. Benny is widely popular for hit songs such as “Pappu Can’t Dance,” “Bang Bang,” “Locha E Ulfat,” “Ek Mein Hoon.. Au Ek Tu,” “Kaise Mujhe Tum Mil Gayi..” “Rehna Tu..”“Badtameez Dil” amongst many others. Benny has worked with some of the top music directors of the industry like A.R. Rahman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal-Shekhar, Pritam, Amit Trivedi among others.
Born and raised in Abu Dhabi, Benny’s band FunktuaTion is known for its unique funkrock style and have performed live all over India and in several countries outside of India. This, “Bang Bang” concert, however, will be their first show in the U.S.
Shakthisree is a vocalist and also has her own band ‘Off The Record.’ She has been the backing vocalist for many A.R. Rahman songs before the music director gave her a break in Nenjukulle for the movie, Kadal. She is a two-time winner of the prestigious Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer (Tamil).