MUSIC Junkyard Groove floors audience with numbers such as ‘Folk You'
J unkyard Groove's ‘Folk You', arguably its best, does not pall on you. Even after having heard it numerous times in various settings, the song is still imbued with a rare freshness. When the band — with only two of its members in attendance — performed the song at Starwood's Aloft hotel in Sholinganallur, it was lapped up by a gathering of select guests.
When the concert — part of a festival of 50 concerts over 50 days, staged across the world to celebrate the Aloft brand, which recently crossed the milestone of 50 hotels — had drawn to a close, the audience cried for one more song. In response, JYG, consisting of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Ameeth Thomas and bass guitarist Sajith Satya, performed ‘Folk You' for the second time. JYG knows full well that ‘Folk You' — which mixes sounds from the Kerala countryside with Western riffs and rhythms — does justice to its reputation as a proponent of ‘indie funk'.
The band also performed other songs that have equally contributed to its popularity. In addition, it presented a set of new songs. Ameeth spoke about the new ones with his characteristic humour. The two also took the audience on a flight of nostalgia with ‘Leaving On A Jet Plane'. The day after the Chennai concert, JYG flew to Bengaluru for a performance at the Aloft there.