Ubun2 is the coming together of musicians that have always had the music bug in them but have been too busy with work, family and the sansaar.
Finally, the eureka moment arrived in 2015 and these 4 passionate musicians came together to re ignite their dormant music forces and voila... we have Ubun2 the band.
For us the journey has just begun......
Ubun2 actually written as Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are
A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, based from a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.
Our band embodies this spirit and it is the essence of who we are.
Meet Ubun2’s Narayan Subramaniam - he is our crooner, lead singer, composer and in a lot of ways the task master.
A passionate musician who is always singing, humming or thinking music, Narayan has been fortunate to being exposed to music at a very young age as his mother is a good Carnatic music singer. As time has moved on, his love for music has deepened and it is literally a part of his DNA now. Although he has been exposed to a lot of different music genres, he has been particularly fond of film songs sung by his favourite singers namely Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey and Mohammed Rafi.
Having won several prizes for singing in his School & college days, Narayan has strengthened his vocal skills by learning Hindustani classical music for 8 years from various gurus & exponents of the genre.
His professional commitments, over the years have somewhat hampered his foray into professional singing but it’s impossible to keep your core passion and your inner calling down for long. So here he is along with three extremely passionate musicians in the band UBun2 as the lead singer & composer, hoping to realize his long cherished dream of being immersed in music forever. Read more
Meet Ubun2’s Thomas Mathai aka Moncy who lives, eats and breathes the guitar. He plays the rhythm, sings and also chips in with a lot of hard hitting lead patterns. Extremely particular about each and every note, pattern, sound, his attention to details is exemplary and sometimes drives up all the band members on the wall, literally. Albeit - this particular quality defines and creates the sound of our band in more ways than one.
Moncy has been very passionate about music since his childhood and started learning the earned guitar and singing through his Choir Master “Uncle Baldwin” at the age of 12.
He, along with his musician pals, had formed the youth Church Choir and was very active in playing / singing church / gospel hymns until most of his friends got settled across the globe.
He also loves to experiment on guitar and Keyboard genre elements like rock / funk / Psychedelic music. He is best known as the former guitarist of the rock band Mid Life Crisis [MLC], from 2005 until 2009. Played covers like RHCP, KOL, Pink Floyd, Green Day, Uriah Heep, Bon Jovi et el. And his major rock/ alternative music influences include Metalica / GnR / Nirvana followed by David Gilmour / RHCP / Coldplay.
His 1st Guitar was presented to him by his late younger brother John Mathai aka Johncy on 1990 was a Red Colour Gibson which is now painted all in white. Read more
This is Suhas Kataria aka Stix – our drummer, percussionist and lyricist (a member of the prestigious SWA - Screen Writers' Association). Suhas has been in love with all things music throughout his life and started learning the Tabla as his first step towards music. A self-confessed amateur Suhas loves playing percussions like Djembe, Tabla, Dholak and loves kicking the western drums the most. He is still learning with each passing moment and he hopes to “arrive” one fine day.
His craze for reading – books, anecdotes, advertising, one- liners (including the ones written on the back of trucks or rickshaws which he eagerly pursues if not read completely even in peak traffic), proverbs, short stories has resulted in him being good at writing songs, copies and lots of crazy stuff. He loves writing – period.
Suhas is also a hardcore & passionate entrepreneur having founded his own real estate venture and a digital marketing company. His business keeps him on his toes and his life is currently about balancing business, family and music. Strangely he is enjoying and relishing this challenge.
Having spent his growing years listening to Michael Jackson, George Michael, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Megadeth, RHCP on one side and to Indian classical music, ghazals, bhajans - artists like Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Subha Mudgal and the likes on the other, his taste for music is universal in the real sense.
Mr. Suresh Bhadricha is Suhas’s drum guru and the little that he knows about western drums is all owing to his master. Suhas plays dholak and Tabla at various social gatherings, bhajans and has also performed as a freelancer at many places. He currently owns a Traps drum kit along with a host of other percussion instruments.
It has been a hectic journey in terms of a businessman for him to really practice the way he would like to but with the Ubun2 bunch coming into his life it seems that his musical journey is beating loudly and is on a roll for sure (pun intended).Read more
Presenting Siddharth Sekhani aka Sidd – our rhythm guitarist and vocalist. Blessed with a charming stage presence, Sidd has always had a penchant for music, dance and singing.
Besides being an entrepreneur managing his family business, its music that keeps Sidd blissfully busy.
His sharp ear for music, it’s detailing & dynamics helps him strum the rhythm guitar joyfully and also helps him croon rock numbers, soothing ballads – both in Hindi & English beautifully.
As a musician he is bonkers over artists like Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Radiohead, Red Hot Chilli Peppers & the likes.
His personal musical journey started from his college days and he credits Alok Saxena (a pilot by profession and a guitarist by passion) for investing time & teaching him to play the guitar.
His first guitar was a Hobner & now it’s the Fender T-Bucket that he uses for his current performances. He is a former MLC band member where he was the lead vocalist & rhythm guitarist.
Post the MLC stint, Sid shifted all his passion and energy towards his Father’s business that absorbed most of his waking hours. However the music bug never left, instead growing stronger over the years and here he is now back into his groove with some equally crazy people at UBUN2.Read more
Ashish is the new kid on the block for Ubun2. As a rhythm guitarist, keyboardist and a programmer, Ashish brings about the exuberance of a whiz kid intoxicated with music. His sharp ear for sounds, his appetite to experiment and his playing skills make for an exhilarating musical concoction that lingers delightfully in your senses.
Having learnt the guitar for a good six years from one of the best in the business, Mr. Bharat Panchal (aka Raju Sir), Ashish brings about a sincerity that synergizes with his musical talent impeccably. The fact that Ashish’s father, Mr. Santosh Surose is an accomplished professional keyboardist has helped him grab the nuances of the black and white keys too. By the way he is still an avid learner gobbling up endless knowledge from the ever flowing reservoirs of music teachers. Performing live with myriad musicians and different genres has added another edge to Ashish as a performer.
The fact that he does music programming & arranging for animation videos and also makes his own videos makes him a true all-rounder in all sense of the word. With his profound devotion, it would be no surprise to see Ashish’s dream of becoming an eminently professional musician & composer with a career in film music metamorphose into reality soon.Read more
Ubun2 is a live music band in Mumbai. The band currently comprises of 5 members and plays a mix of English and Hindi songs that includes Bollywood covers, English covers, original compositions, fusion music based on light Hindustani classical music, etc. Ubun2 has done corporate music gigs and live performances across Mumbai and Pune. Apart from doing commercial music shows, Ubun2 also does live music performance for and with community members during special occasions. The band also composes and creates its own original songs which are mostly based on Social & current topics. Ubun2 also dabble in creating music jingles for commercials or for any brand promotions. The band members currently include Thomas, Narayan, Siddharth, Suhas & Ashish.
The atmosphere that one can create with live music performances can bring about a whole new energy in any ecosystem. It could be an office environment or a company get together or special motivational event for employees and team members. As part time musicians and full time working professionals & businessmen, members of Ubun2 identify with the struggles to balance work, life and passion. Our music and especially our original songs narrate relatable everyday things in a simple manner. The primary drive for Ubun2 as a music band and for every individual member as a live musician is the fact that we are all head over heels in love with music. We are open to do live music shows and also to compose songs & jingles for companies, functions, parties, get-togethers, products, occasions, games, festivals across India and abroad. A few of our original Hindi songs include Kisaan, Ajnabi, Uljhaan and many more.
Kisaan is a song dedicated to the cause of the Indian farmers. It speaks about the plight and struggles of the real bread winner of our country and encourages listeners across all age groups to come forward and contribute towards the welfare of Indian farmers in any way that they can.
The song Ajnabi is a tribute to the Indian army, to every Indian soldier who has dedicated his or her entire life for the service of our nation. Uljhan speaks about the diabolical nature of human kind.
Ubun2 has a lot of original songs in its composition bank and we are working tirelessly to release all our originals at the earliest possible.
Feel free to contact Ubun2 for any of live performance or music composition related requirements by clicking here or simply calling on +91 9820575619.