Meet Ishaan, The Fabulous Bass Guitarist From Manipal University

We’ve got talent flowing in from all parts of the country and we couldn’t be more thrilled to present all of it to you! Adding another star to our long list of musicians, meet our next Boombox Talent – Ishaan Kochhar.

A final year B.Tech Computer Science student at Manipal University, Ishaan first started playing the bass guitar in the year 2013. He used to play the guitar before that, but when the band D6/59 needed a bass player to fill in at the time, Ishaan decided to take over the duty.

The young musician’s first stage performance was at school for a farewell gig, but his first major performance took place at BITS Pilani in 2013.

It was completely surreal to me as earlier I was fearful of public appearances on stage, but I got a kick and found great comfort performing with my band. That event made me realize what an amazing feeling one gets playing at a show.

Ishaan has performed at quite few major college festivals with his band –  Mood Indigo (IIT Bombay), Alcheringa (IIT Guwahati), Rocktaves (Oasis, BITS Pilani), Searock (BITS Goa), IIMR Infusion (IIM Rohtak), Tech Ideate (Manipal University), MMU Mullana (Ambala), Vivacity (LNMIIT Jaipur), & more!

Check out one of their scintillating performances:

Talking about his inspirations, this is what Ishaan had to say,

Watching my favorite (also not necessarily) bands playing something that they created, in front of the audience, drives me to be on stage playing my band’s music and feeling the exchange of energy and adrenaline!
My biggest inspirations include Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree and a whole lot of other good varied music.

College festivals really helped Ishaan gain the exposure of performing at different venues, and he received a platform to showcase his talent in front of the world.

I aspire to be a successful Record Producer and an ongoing live performer who makes, creates, performs his music in front of the whole world!

Manipal University
To follow his aspirations, Ishaan and his band are now working on their debut album, & upon completion they plan to go on an album launch tour across India!

We are super excited to listen to their new music, & we are pretty sure you are too!


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By the Editorial Team.