Hyderabad: Whether it is Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez or bands like One Direction or Backstreet Boys, they all made their debut in the teenage years. While globally we may adore and admire these successful artistes, closer home also we have many teenagers making waves in the area of music. One such is Hyderabad’s very own teen band — V4 Band.
Started by four teenagers who are part of the same family, the band has gone from performing at a corporate crowd to coffee shops to even appearing in TV shows. It was about four years ago, that Daiara (15) and her brother, Rounak (14), Sruthi (13) and her brother Murali (18) decided to form a band.
“We four are part of the same family and stay together. Since childhood, we have been trained in singing and musical instruments such as guitar, violin, keyboard, and drums. My father Mark Talur is our friend, philosopher, guide, and teacher. Once, we started practicing music together we could not concentrate in school, so we started homeschooling about six years ago. As we started spending more and more time together, we realised our strengths and weaknesses and decided to form a formal band using our skills at hand,” Daiara told ‘Telangana Today’.
Their journey towards learning and exploring music led to performing at a few shows in their close circles of family and friends. Apart from performing regularly at many cafes and corporate gigs, the group has performed at megastar Chiranjeevi’s 64th birthday celebrations.
Currently, the teen band has been performing popular songs and numbers and brackets themselves in the progressive fusion rock genre. But, they are learning jazz and classical music and in future want to compose songs on their own. While Daiara is a violinist and singer in the band, Rounak is the drummer, Sruthi plays the keyboard and Murali is the guitarist.
“Our whole family has been into the music. Our paternal grandfather Talur Krishna was a sitarist, while another grandfather Upendra Kumar was a famous musician. We practice about eight to nine hours per day and the rest of the time we are homeschooled by our parents,” says Daiara. The V4 Band has its own YouTube channel which has over 4,000 subscribers and an Instagram page that has over 7,000 followers.
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