Tooth and Nail productions is working to promote metal bands in the City
Finding people to play metal music in Hyderabad ranks as a difficult task. But an event management company does exactly that in a City where all music is either film music or “rock band music”. Tooth and Nail Productions, is an event management company based in Hyderabad that caters to the metal music demands in the City along with Metamorphik Productions of Bangalore. Postnoon catches up with the people behind the metal scene of Hyderabad and discuss the many facets of metal music in the City.
Swapna Kutcherlapati, the backbone of Tooth and Nail Productions has been actively involved in featuring bands across the country and has associated with a few international acts since its inception in May 2011. In association with Metamorphik Productions, Sumeeth Suvarna from Bangalore and Swapna have been instrumental in organising shows for the many deserving metal bands in the City.
About Hyderabad and its crowd here Swapna says, “There are a lot of bands that deserve attention from this City. I have come across some amazing bands that would be a runaway hit if they were promoted properly. As opposed to Bangalore, the scene in Hyderabad is nascent and still growing. Hence there’s a lot of optimism when it comes to the City.”
Sumeeth Suvarna says, “At any gig here, we can easily expect about 120 people. Besides, the technicians here are really decent and there is no dearth of providing good sound in the City. This provides for all the right kind of encouragement for local bands to get noticed.”
Sumeeth and Swapna have collaborated together for the Xtreme Sports Bar metal wave concert that was a runaway hit with the local crowd. About the difficulties in organising a metal gig for Hyderabadis, Swapna says, “The crowd here loves it. Because we don’t have many people playing regularly, a decent avenue like this draws in a lot of crowd. With Hyderabad, we can never predict a number.”
Sumeeth agrees. “I have been travelling throughout the country, putting together people and music and nothing comes close to Hyderabad’s crowd. This is definitely the place to be in a couple of years, considering the kind of talented crowd and bands we have here. The scene has changed compared to the two gigs a month that we have here in the City right now. Things are definitely looking up,” he says.
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