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Abhaya and the Steam Injuns

By DT Correspondent on May 16,2008

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ABOUT THE BAND MEMBERS


Abhaya Subba
Band leader / Manager and singer of the band, Abhaya has been singing on stage since her school days and also featured as a moonlighting singer with Parikrama in India and was a member of Red Skywalkers and Punchtatva in Kathmandu. Besides singing she is also a decent pianist and a songwriter. Her inspiration and her driving force is her father who taught her everything she knows about music today. Her husband Kai Weise has given her luxury of being honest with her music giving her his undying support both financially and in spirit – If she seems uncompromising towards her music and the music industry – Kai is the one person who will not let her compromise.

Sanjit Tuladhar

He joined the band later when the bands drummer Sarik Bogati had to opt out due to time constraints. This young drummer had been playing with the band Pralaya which had disbanded about the time the Steam Injuns had a vacancy. His interest in music was initiated by his grandfather who was a classical musician. Sanjit learnt how to play the violin at a very young age but abandoned the instrument for his love for drums. His table tapping turned to real passion and soon he bought his own drum kit. His dedication and commitment towards the instrument makes him one of the drummers to look out for.

Rinchen Palzar

Having played as a lead guitarist for a well known band in Darjeeling, Rinchen was taking a break in Kathmandu and accidentally chanced upon Abhayay and the Steam Injuns who were looking for a bass guitarist. In an adventurous moment he decided to join the band as a bass guitarist. After playing the bass in the band for two years, the band members discovered how adept he was on the guitar and he now plays the lead guitar for the band. On a tour in Delhi for the SAARC band festival – A member of the Indian band Indian Ocean commented on his smooth guitar hand ‘He makes it look easy but we all know it ain’t’. He does not speak much but his guitar does all the talking.

Rajesh Shrestha
He has been playing bass for several bands such as Elysium, Cadenza and the outrageous Atomic Bush before he joined the band. Besides being a bass guitarist he has several interests such as photography, theatre, films and writing. His various interest enrich his understanding of music as a result of which his bass grooves are not only intelligent but also very emotive. He joined the band particularly given that they all had an insane passion to be part of the evolving process of nepali music.



NEW ALBUM:

Abhaya and the Steam Injuns have dedicated almost three years to come up with a new sound not only in viewinjuns2_400_03 of their rock image but also in context to the general Nepali music scenario. To those who have listened to their album recently released in Nepal and very soon to be released in Darjeeling, much has been made of their new and innovative sound. This band aspires to get Nepali melodies and instruments heard on a global stage. They believe that their music assumes s hybrid style, with Nepali melodies and rhythm dominating their sound.

BAND HISTORY

The band began its musical quest on January 2nd, 2003 playing live gigs in hotels and lounge bars. It was essentially an acoustic blues band before it kicked off as a rock outfit. Lead singer Abhaya Subba Weise is the founder member of the band, while Rinchen Palzar who now plays the lead guitar joined the band in early 2004. Rajen Shrestha on the bass joined the band mid 2007 as also drummer Sanjit Tuladhar.

Abhaya had always been featured in well known bands such as Parikrama, Red Skywalkers and Punchtatva but what she had been seeking for was a band that would tilt towards her vision of making groundbreaking music. Their first self titled album, released in February 2005, was a runaway success and though the music was not exactly cutting edge the band managed to carve a niche for various reasons particularly given that they had a lady fronting the band who was having a marvelous time of it.

After much reshuffling of various band members it has come to pass that the current line has already released their second album in Nepal and soon to be released in Darjeeling Having met similarly inclined young musicians who are hungry to do more for the cause of Nepali music – Abhaya and the Steam Injuns are raring to blast off with their second album “NAYAN”.


SOURCE: BAND
Compiled by Diwaskar Chettri



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  • image The Injuns certainly have a lot of steam in their music and some of their songs are absolutely brilliant. And needless to say Abhaya's (Saloo) strong vocals has contributed significantly to the success of the Injuns. We hope that the engine of the steam injuns will chug on and on. When will we hear the next album? You guys definitely rock!
    (Posted by re 29494, January 28, 2010, 7:09 PM)
  • image karma heard that ur singing is not that bad too and u used to dance pretty well in "rock dj" Robbie williams............
    (Posted by manisha, December 7, 2009, 6:10 AM)
  • image आप कैसे हैं
    (Posted by test, November 26, 2009, 1:42 AM)
  • image अब नेपाली गीत को Hellotune, Welcometune, Caller Ring Back Tone, इत्यादी भारतको सबै प्रमुख टेलिकम Tata, Relaince, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea र BSNL मा उपलब्ध छ । Download गर्ने तरिका र song code को लागि telecom को website अथवा www.digitainment.com.np मा पनि हेर्न सकिन्छ । यस्का साथै सम्पूर्ण नेपाली गीत iTunes बाट worldwide legal download पनि गर्न सकिन्छ, Nokia को Music store OVI store मा पनि छिटै उपलब्ध हुँदैछ । अरु बिस्त्रित जानकारी को लागि info@digitainment.com.np मा संपर्क राख्नु होला । अथवा +977-9851111031 मा संपर्क गर्नु होला ।
    (Posted by Gyanendra, October 31, 2009, 9:55 PM)
  • image Damn!!! I heard Abhaya didi sing some 8 years back in and impromptu performance at Buzz in Darj... "The Rusty Nails" were playing a reunion gig and she joined them on stage after a bit of Cajoling and simply blew us away... Her voice has the angst and sheer fire reminiscent of Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin... If there is one Nepali lady that can sing her heart out and hit some pretty hard notes its Abhaya di... Shes a True Nepali Rockstar
    (Posted by Karma Yonzone, August 30, 2009, 1:30 PM)
  • image I LOVE THIS BAND VERY MUCH AND I REALLY ENJOYED THEIR LIVE IN CHAWRASTA LAST COUPLE OF YEAR................VOCAL IS SUCH UNIQUE AMONG NEPALI BANDS .OTHER MEMBERS ARE JUST KO.........KEEP IT UP
    (Posted by passang, August 11, 2009, 6:14 PM)
  • image I dont know that BAND and never heard the name..whatever...KEEP YOU GOOD WORK ALIVE IN MUSIC INDUSTRY...DO SOME GOOD WORKS..So that we all proud of you people.... BEST OF LUCK..hope meet you soon-THE BAND
    (Posted by K K TAMANG, September 20, 2008, 4:39 PM)
  • image Interested in their albums...could someone tell me one!!
    (Posted by Bikash Thapa, September 10, 2008, 3:18 PM)
  • image BEEN ALONG TIME ABHAYA DI........HAVEN'T HEARD YOUR VOICE LIVE......GOT TO HEAR SOME SONGS SENT BY NEERAZ BHENA AND YOUR MADE MY HAIR STAND......AWESOME.. BOM BHOLAY!! KEEP ROCKING
    (Posted by JORDIE, August 14, 2008, 9:45 PM)
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