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The Hot List 2016: Prateek Kuhad (Singer-Songwriter)

Breezy acoustic pop we’ve been waiting for so long


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Prateek Kuhad. Photo: Mohit Kapil

With his debut album In Tokens & Charms named Indian Indie Album of the Year 2015 by iTunes this past January, New Delhi singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad started 2016 with pretty much a bang.

Performances in Australia, Canada, the U.S.A. and the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix that followed proved that it isn’t India that is crazy about Kuhad’s brand of unhurried acoustic pop. He also bagged the MTV EMA for Best India Act last month. For the young musician however, there’s no place like home.


“I loved playing the live shows in Mumbai and Delhi the most.”


“I loved playing the live shows in Mumbai and Delhi the most,” he says about his sold-out auditorium concerts in both cities in September. “It was great because I could really connect to the audience.” Kuhad, who was also a guest on #RollingWith in October, is now working on new material and planning more intimate gigs in India.

Watch the video for “Go” off Prateek Kuhad’s debut album In Tokens & Charms below:

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"Wasting Away" by BLEK


  • January 25th, 2017 Mike Posner, Prateek Kuhad in New Delhi at Kamani Auditorium
  • January 25th, 2017 Blakc, The Lightyears Explode in Mumbai at AntiSocial
  • January 26th, 2017 The Abomination Chapter 4 ft Yonsample, Chronic Xorn, Dark Carnage, Evil Conscience, Orphic Cosmogony and Noyze Akademi in Kolkata at Triguna Sen Auditorium, Jadavpur University
  • January 26th, 2017 Mike Posner, Prateek Kuhad in Mumbai at Summerhouse Cafe
  • January 27th, 2017 Sax Machine in Bengaluru at Blue Frog



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