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P-Man To Host New Show ‘Vh1 Music Diaries’

The bassist will helm Vh1 Music Diaries, which outlines what’s good in the music world today

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Jessica Kilbane Jul 11, 2014
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Rohit 'P-Man' Pereira | Photo: Roycin D'Souza

Rohit ‘P-Man’ Pereira | Photo: Roycin D’Souza

Scene funnyman Rohit Pereira, better known as P-Man, is all set for the launch of his new talk show Vh1 Music Diaries. Starting from the P-Man Show that kicked off in 2008 to the P-Man Music Files which launched in 2012, Pereira has always had his own spin on the Indian music scene. With Vh1 Music Diaries, he plans to reach out to a larger audience. Says Pereira, “My criterion is people who have something to say. I’m selfish about it, so the artists will be people who I look up to. I want to know their stories, what happened to them and what made them who they are.”

Featuring artists who are established, upcoming (and sometimes even unexpected), the show will dissect the music scene in India and offer audiences insight into the inner workings of the industry. Guests who will be featured on the show’s first season includes Mumbai-based electronica producer Aditya Ashok, Mumbai-based drummer Rahul Hariharan from metal band Bhayanak Maut, Mumbai-based vocalist/guitarist Uday Benegal from rock band Indus Creed and Mumbai-based drummer Jai Row Kavi from alt rock band Tough On Tobacco. Says Pereira, “It’s not necessarily a talk show. But each episode will feature fantastic storyteller musicians.” Each 30-minute episode will be divided into three segments ”“ a gig review, an interview and a guest performance. Rooted partially in music and partially in trend, the show aims to be topical and will focus on what’s making news in music industry and on artists who are as P-Man puts it, “the shit in the scene right now.”

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Airing every Sunday at 9 pm, the initial episodes will feature performances by artists such as Kolkata-based pop-rock band Ganesh Talkies and Mumbai-based electro-swing duo Madboy/Mink.

 

The pilot episode of Vh1 Music Diaries airs on July 13th, 2014 on Vh1

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