The Family Cheese


Bassist Homi Rustumji, ace drummer/vocalist Yohan Marshal and Apurv Isaac, and the cool pony tailed guitarist/vocalist, also known as Lala, are the new indie music unstoppable trio band called “The Family Cheese’, and they love their breakfast!

The music of this three piece band varies from blues to drum and bass, from electronica to jazz fusion. “All three of us have similar tastes in music but we have very different backgrounds and approaches to music,” says Apurv. “That is what sets us apart”. The band’s signature is its improvisational ability and in incorporating complex Carnatic rhythm structures delivered with dynamic energy and incredible grooves.

They already have outstanding gigs under their sleeve and awards to prove it:

  • Winner at the Chennai Live Band Hunt 2011
  • Winner at the prestigious ‘India Today’ Mind Rocks Youth Contest.
  • Placed among top 3 bands in top professional competitions at IIT Chennai, IIT Kharagpur, IIM Bangalore, Symbiosis Pune, Wildfire Students choice Battle of the bands and several other ones in the last couple of months.

‘The Family Cheese’ has already become one of the most talked about bands in the college scene in India. “We are being taught how to be musical with everything,” says Apurv Isaac. For The Family Cheese, Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music, which they have been attending for the past 2 years has taught them everything. “The collective creativity encouraged at SAM shaped our music and inspired us tremendously.” says Apurv. “SAM also taught us how to survive and thrive as musicians in the real world,” he adds.

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