With over twelve years of professional performances under their belt, ‘The Other People’ is India’s pop / rock sensation. Playing a varied range of popular covers & originals, not to mention its energetic and exciting performances; this six-member band has been making waves at clubs, concerts & private events across the country; including venues such as The Blue Frog, Hard Rock Café, Shiro, Opus, Amadeus, etc., as well as performing at parties & weddings in countries such as Hong Kong, Macau, Muscat, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Bhutan & Abu Dhabi.
Besides popular venues, the band has also performed at a host of events & fashion shows over the past few years. Some examples are: The Lakme India Fashion Week finale in October 2008; the headlining act for Wendell Rodricks, a leading designer, at the Delhi Wills India Fashion Week in 2012; the 2015 Vero Moda Marquee Fashion show styled by Kangana Ranaut; the 2015 Times of India Miss Diva Finale event; the fashion show for the launch of the clothing brand ‘Splash’ in India.
Some other events that the band has performed at include the Channel V India Fest concert in Goa in 2012; the Great Indian Oktoberfest in Bengaluru in 2013; Independence Rock XXVI in 2011; the launch of GAP clothing in India in 2015; the 2013 Kingfisher Calendar Launch party in Alibaug; the 2012 ‘GQ Men of the Year’ After party in Mumbai; as well as the Grazia young Fashion Awards in 2015 & most recently in 2016, the band spoke & performed at a TEDx conference held in Mumbai. The band was also asked to perform at the ‘Puma Plank Challenge’ held in Mumbai in 2016 hosted by Toast Events.
Parties & weddings play a big part of ‘The Other People’ as well! The band has played for clients such as Dia Mirza, Atul Kasbekar, the Jindal family, the Raheja family, the Poonawalla family, the Nair family, the Piramal family, the Salgaocar family (from Goa), Bipasha Basu, Mahesh Jethmalani & Tabrez Noorani – to name some!
‘The Other People’ has worked closely with event companies like Toast Events, Seventy Events Management Group, Wizcraft, Designer Incentives & Conferences, One Soul Events, Tamarind Weddings & Events, Magnanimous Events, Divinity Weddings, Percept Events, The Wedding Network & On Cue Productions, to name a few. Along with this, some of the corporate clients that the band has performed for include Godrej, Zensar, Puma, Grazia, GAP, Tata, Kyoorius, YPO India, EO India, Vero Moda, Times of India, RWITC India & Viacom 18, to name a few!
In 2015 & 2016, the band was named in Vogue India’s TOP 5 most Popular artists for parties & weddings in the country! ‘The Other People’ was the ONLY English act to be named in this listing. GQ India, Hello! India, Noblesse India, Grazia India and Vogue India have all covered & featured ‘The Other People’ over the past couple of years.
In the past few years, T.O.P. has also opened for the India tours of a number of International artists, namely American Hard Rock band Saving Abel, the legendary Danish pop band Michael Learns To Rock (MLTR), DJ Edward Maya, DJ Diamond, Lacuna Coil, Bedouin Soundclash, Jay Sean & most recently, Mr. Big front-man Eric Martin.
The Other People were chosen WINNERS in the 2012 Global You Tube Fall Cover Carnival Competition held by an NGO in America called The Pixel Project. This is organised for a cause, which deals in stopping violence against women the world over. The band was invited to participate & was asked to create a cover rendition & music video of Kelly Clarkson’s song ‘Dark Side’ & submit the same. Following the submission from artists & bands from all over the world including the UK, USA, Canada & other parts of Asia, The Other People were one of the 6 shortlisted finalists, who then went on to win the global competition and become the first artists from India to ever do so!
In 2015, T.O.P. released its first studio album digitally worldwide through Universal Music titled ‘#Dreamers #Believers #Lovers’. The band then went on to be nominated in the top 5 at the 2016 Global Indian Music Academy Awards (GIMA Awards) for best debut album in India and again, were one of the only English artists in the category. Most recently, T.O.P. were awarded ‘Best Live Performing Act’ in Mumbai at the 2016 Indian nightlife Convention Awards (INCA) and were nominated in the top 3 for the ‘Best Live Performing Act in India’!
The eldest, coolest, funkiest member of the band. Plays bass, waves his arms & his long grey hair at the same time! The guy every musician wants to grow up to be!
Geologist, keyboardist & C.M.D. (Chief Musical Director) of T.O.P. Held in absolute awe by his fellow teachers & young students, to whom he teaches music.
ATISH YONADrummer & Percussionist
A Nagpur boy & the drummer of the band! Also a very talented multi-instrumentalist. Makes a great chicken and capsicum curry................. so we've heard.
SAMUEL BERLIERhythm Guitarist
Co- founder of T.O.P. along with Zee. Rhythm guitarist & an infectious smile; definitely the guy most ladies would love to smother!
Gavin CasonLead Guitarist
Lead Guitarist of T.O.P.! A stickler for punctuality and routine, the guy with the quirkiest & craziest sense of humor, not to mention, a WILD imagination! A live wire on & off the stage.
ZARIR WARDENLead Vocalist
A #Dreamer, #Believer, #Lover to the core. The Rock on which T.O.P. has been built. Founder, lead singer & a thorough gentleman.