January 30, 2017 - 5:14pm
Renowned guitarist and rock star Ayub Bachchu is going to organise instrumental gigs in six major cities of the country in March.
The gigs are part of a festival titled ‘AB with Sound of Silence,’ in which Ayub Bachchu and his band LRB will present instrumental pieces on guitar. They will perform in Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Bogra, Rajshahi and Khulna.
‘Music concerts are regularly held in the country, but never before has there been a concert for instruments used in rock music,’ said Ayub Bachchu. ‘I have often been requested by my fans in concerts to play guitar. I hope this festival, covering six cities, will quench their thirst to listen to my guitar,’ he added. Dates of the gigs will be declared soon. While talking to New Age, Ayub Bachchu also recalled how his journey with guitar began. ‘My journey with guitar began in the late 1970s. And it remains one of my best companions to this day,’ he said.
Bachchu started his music career with rock band Feelings in 1978. From 1980 to 1990, he served as the lead guitarist of Souls. In 1991, he formed his own band, LRB. In the following years, Ayub Bachchu and his band gained immense popularity in the country with many fan-favourite songs and albums. Their latest album, Rakhe Allah Mare Ke, was released digitally in July.
The band is now working on their next album. To note, LRB celebrated its silver jubilee with a grand concert on December 20 at the Bashundhara Convention City in Dhaka.