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Adroit at making music

Updated: Jun 8, 2020

By Prasanta Phukon

Adroit shone in the local music industry after winning the Shillong Lajong Football Club’s theme song competition in 2012. There was no looking back for the band members after that. The melodic rock band went on to win several competitions in the state.

The four members — vocalist Finnally Hubert Kharbani, drummer Eric Sohtun, bassist Bashemphang L Mawlong and guitarist Dondor Lang Khyriem — regularly took part in musical events their respective schools. The 34-year-old vocalist said even at that young age they had decided to be musicians and it is what they are doing. The band has two albums to its credit. The first one, The Adroit, was released in 2007. Four years later, the four young musicians were ready with their second album, Forever Rock.

“We were so enthusiastic… we still cherish those moments. Forever Rock is basically about the essence of the band. The single has a punch of melodic rock with a blend of melodic power metal. The band has always had a kind of a trip down memory lane reviving classic rock ’n roll that will never die and legends are indeed immortal icons,” said 23-year-old Mawlong. Apart from melodic rock music, the band plays covers of Helloween, Mr Big, Rainbow, Fire House, White Lion, Deep Purple, Great White, YNT, Skid Row, Riot, Mass, Roxus and Guns ’n Roses, among others.