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Viva forever

VIVACIOUS FOURSOME: The band gets the act together. -- Photo: Mohd. Yousuf  

THEY HAVE the moves right, they have the grooves and they go by the name of Viva. This all-girls pop band in the country performed in the city recently. Four distinct voices that offer the end result of sheer harmony, is how one would define their rendition.

Anoushka

Anoushka  

Viva, in fact, is the story of four young girls dreaming to make it big together. And they are Anoushka-the class 12 student from Delhi, Neha, a Sociology student from Delhi, Mahua, a 2nd year B.Com student from Pune and Pratichee, a student pursuing fashion designing. , currently staying together at Mumbai. "For the moment we are each other's family," says Neha.

Pratichee

Pratichee  

Pursuing music as their career for the moment, the foursome have put their studies on hold, putting their heart and soul into music, which reflects in the tracks of their debut album `Viva'. And how do their parents respond to their career and choices? "Our parents extend their 100 per cent support. They handle the limelight much better than we do," says Mahua.

Neha

Neha  

The journey to limelight for the foursome started when Channel V conducted the countries' version of `Pop Star' which received 2,500 entries from across the country. The panel of judges comprising Shubha Mudgal, Manish Malhotra, Sandeep Chowta and Sushama Reddy found five winners to form the band Viva, translated `long life' (ironically one of the band Seema recently moved out). "It happened too fast. But we have adapted to the situation. And the response from the fans has been the same. Our third video Jahan ho... has been well received," says the band. Incidentally, there was a manhunt conducted to choose boys to feature in the current video. "We chose from the contestants and gave the final list to the management," say the Viva, managed by STAR India Private Limited. "The band has gained popularity across the country and has given shows in the popular concerts and we would be looking overseas as well," says Lydia Fernandez, band manager.

Mahua

Mahua  

As for the band," We have become more mature. We are composing our songs as well. And we are working on a new album," say the Viva, flying back to Mumbai to can the Club Mix. And Viva fans are certainly looking forward to good music.

SYEDA FARIDA