THE GYAN CONNECTION

Feat. SKINNY ALLEY & FRIENDS:

This tribute evening is a celebration of all that is truly good about the Indian music fraternity - all of which was embodied in one man, Gyan Singh.

Gyan Singh, who left us last year, was a key member of iconic Indian bands - Skinny Alley and its alter ego Pink Noise, who have been in the Indian music scene for decades and regulars at the Escape Festival. Jayshree, Amyt, Jivraj and indeed Gyan are family and represent not just the dizzing heights of great musicianship but also the class, grace and humanity of a kind that is rarely seen nowadays.

Gyan, first and foremost was a kind, soft spoken, gentle and funny man who had time for everyone. He was also one of the finest and most tasteful bass players in the country. A great supporter of Escape, he was always mobbed by other festival goers.

The Escape Festival which at its core stands for the coming together of the human spirit through the joy of art and music would like not just to dedicate this day to the man, but to also celebrate all the things Gyan loved and stood for.

- By Abhinav Dhar, Musician and a dear friend of the band and the festival

"An evening of the music he loved and played... with friends and fellow musicians Lew Hilt, Bruce Lee Mani, Warren Mendonsa and Bertie DaSilva. You're going to miss a good one, Baba G!" - By Jay Singh, Gyan's band mate and life mate.