in a coffee shop in November, 1995, Moksha, with its line up of
Leon on vocals, Christy and Allen on guitars and
Ranjith on Drums, smashed into Chennai’s dull and dreary rock scene
with a sound and act that blew a sleeping city into a rude awakening
they had never experienced before.
first venue to experience the onslaught was MMC, at its western
music competition. They say first impressions last forever, and
that is exactly what happened. For the next two years Moksha spread
its magical mayhem through every major college and semi-professional
competition in sight, standing second to none in all of them. The
most notable victories being the ones at IIT Chennai, MMC, National
Law School Bangalore and IIT Mumbai.
was after the IIT Mumbai win amongst 35 bands from all over the
country, that Moksha decided to call it quits as far as competitions
were concerned. Moksha goes professional…and the rest, as they say,
was then that Timmy Madhukar joined Moksha to strengthen up their
strings, brass and all the other jazz. This last and latest addition
to the band widened the range of covers and also provided a strong
backing for their originals.