Music from the Holy Hills
Meet ‘Wandering Soul’, a five-piece rock outfit of Guwahati. The band line-up consists of Jyotirmoy (vocals and guitar), Bhobojeet (Bass guitar and backing vocal), Bikash (lead guitar) and Pankaj (drums).
Forming a band had always been a dream for childhood friends Bhobojeet and Jyotirmoy, both of whom wanted to take their musical skills to its optimum levels. However forming the rest of the line-up proved to be a problem. After repeated changes, the duo discovered drummer Pankaj, who perfectly matched their search for a quality drummer. Afterwards, Bikash too joined the band as a lead guitarist. All the band members hail from the holy Nilachal hills — the abode of Shakti. In its present metamorphosis, the band was formed on February 2, 2005.
A heavy metal band, their songs are an amalgamation of influences from Iron Maiden, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and the like. Bassist Bhobojeet says, “For some people, Rock music might be just a fad. We are different for we believe in the healing power of music.” He further said that they want to make a world of their own which is free from politics, corruption and terrorism. As he says, “A land where people can breathe without any fear, a place where everything is based on rhythm.”