Founded in 2011 by Ananth Menon and Vasudev Prabhu, By2Blues is one of India’s finest acoustic blues bands, and perhaps the only trio of its kind. With over 200 shows to its credit, By2Blues presents the blues with refreshing simplicity and honesty. The band is known for being true to the blues as an art form and for weaving together a sound that’s unique, refreshing and surprisingly powerful. By2Blues has performed at music festivals, corporate shows as well as several well-known pubs and lounges in Bangalore, its home city, and in other parts of the country. By2Blues plays the blues in a highly original style that is both distinct and engaging. The band’s sound is a blend of powerful vocals, rock-solid rhythm, and soulful harmonica.
Name of the Artists: Ananth Menon, Vasudev Prabhu (Dev), Joe Anthony.
Ananth Menon is a well-known blues vocalist and guitarist. His singing & guitar work is distinct and highly stylized and he is a sought-after sessions player. Easily one of India’s top blues voices, Ananth has played at many prestigious festivals and has performed throughout the country and abroad.
Vasudev Prabhu (Dev) is one of the country’s well-known blues/blues-rock harmonica players. Dev’s musical style has been shaped by traditional, post-war blues as well as modern blues-rock that is both dynamic and highly expressive.
Joe Anthony is a versatile percussionist. Joe’s astute and energetic percussion style is both sensitive and progressive and is infused with the dynamic energy synonymous with accomplished musicians and performers.