Parikrama is a Rock and Roll band. They have several live performances and original numbers to their name.
The band was officially formed on June 17, 1991 in New Delhi. The word Parikrama means 'orbital revolutions' in Sanskrit.
The band consists of:
* Nitin Malik lead vocals
* Sonam Sherpa lead guitars
* Saurabh Choudhary guitar
* Subir Malik keyboard, synthesizers
* Chintan Kalra bass guitar, backing vocals
* Srijan Mahajan drums
* Dilip Ramachandran drums, percussion
* Shambu Nath tabla, mridangam, percussion
* Imran Khan violins
* Rajat Kakkar percussion
Parikrama has more than 1000 concerts to their name, which have been held all over India in more than forty cities and participated in various international competitions held in India and abroad. They are yet to release a full-length album, though they did release a free multimedia CD of their singles and videos in 2001. The band does not have any policies against their music being copied and distributed .They have made their music available for download on their official website.
The band often fuses Indian classical music instruments like mridangam, tabla and flute with conventional instruments like guitar, drums and keyboards. They have been inspired and influenced by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jimi Hendrix, Allman Brothers and The Doors.
Parikrama performed at Download Festival in Donington in 2007 on the same day as a warm up to Iron Maiden. At this concert Nitin Malik stated that they were there because Iron Maiden had requested the event organisers for them to be on the billing and it was an honour for them to return the favour of Iron Maiden who travelled to Bangalore, India in March 2007.
The band also supported Iron Maiden at the special Clive Burr MS Trust fund concert at Brixton Academy on 24th June 2007, after coming to Maiden's attention at the Bangalore show.
Parikrama is touring all the Indian metros, with Saif Ali Khan.
Parikrama opened for Iron Maiden on Feb. 1st in Mumbai on the first concert of their Somewhere Back In Time World Tour. This was the fourth time they played alongside Iron Maiden.
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