Music

Time to give back

With its upcoming gig, Wacx prepares to express its love for its fans in a different way

“An audience makes or breaks a band. So as an artiste, it’s important that you give back to win the crowd’s continued kindness.” It’s this mindset that prepares band Wacx for their performance at Savera Hotel’s Bay 146, today.

Wacx, an alternative punk/hardrock band that was formed in June 2016, is gearing up for a celebratory gig, as it celebrates one year as a band. To commemorate its success, the band has added an additional feature to the evening’s performance — 100 early bird passes charged at a much lower rate than the regular pass.

The pass not only allows entry to the venue, but also gets the customer a free beer and free T-shirt.

“People just come for performances and go; they don’t expect anything else except music,” says Jitesh James, the bass player of the band. The additional costs have been incurred by the band itself, supported by Bay 146’s organising team. “We have given out free T-shirts before, but the free beer is something that we’ve never done,” James adds.

D Sampath Kumar, food and beverage manager at Savera, is only too happy to be hosting Wacx. “The band started off at Bay146,” he reminisces, adding that the members have come a long way from when they began performing. Having seen Wacx grow over the years, as it continued to perform at Bay 146, Kumar says that the band has been drawing an amazingly large young audience with its signature groove.

With the early bird passes, the band and the organisers aim to bring new customers into the bar, offering them a completely novel experience. Kumar is optimistic about the upcoming performance.

“It’s going to be 100% entertainment.”

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