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Arguably the most successful indie bands in India right now, Shaa’ir + func are certainly on their way to being the most prolific. Formed officially in 2007, Shaa’ir + func, commonly known as S&F, have already garnered recognition as VH1’s top emerging artists of 2007, best independent artists of 2008 (VH1), nominations from the AVIMA foundation as Best Dance Act in South-East Asia in 2009, and recognition from the Jack Daniel Rock Awards for best female front-woman of a band. Sidenote, their record release party for Mantis was labeled, “Gig of the year” by widely followed NH7 magazine, India’s first and only Indie Music Blog at the end of 2010. They were also named “India’s Most Important Band” by the Sunday Guardian after completing their 2011 “I am, We are, You is…” tour in India.

In three years, whilst actively touring throughout India, the UK, and the East coast of the US, S&F wrote and released three successful albums, New Day: The Love Album, and Light Tribe and Mantis. Their music includes a heavy dose of experimentation within the popular and cutting edge genres of dance/funk/electronic/and rock music.

Their sound has taken them to play the Big Chill Festival UK/Goa, Glastonbury UK, NH7 Pune,India, Oya Festival Norway, Oslo World Music Festival, C/O Pop Germany, On The River Fest UK, India Festival Amsterdam and Nokia Music Festival, Dubai . Ambassador’s for what they call the ‘New India’, S&F’s music is as explosive and flavorsome, a suitable metaphor for the versatility of these punk, guru-esque, electro-folk, soul-funk, down and up-beat musicians of the world.


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  • An1rudhB

    New tune called 'Poker with the President' -

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • xazoot

    I got all their Songs <3 , I wish they had more exposure

    13 Nov 2012 Reply
  • ritvikjoshua

    <3 ur new show monica !<3

    25 Oct 2011 Reply
  • satann_claus

    Soooper Band. Shaair aka Monica Dogra <3

    4 Feb 2011 Reply
  • xazoot

    I've been looking for their albums online and i can't find any , somebody help me

    2 Feb 2011 Reply
  • ninjabilli

    Last night was great, despite the interruptions. I think it was more intimate inside, though, it would have been brilliant if you played the entire set there and more people danced! (and the random shaadi people from the venue opposite didn't block everyone's view) But the set really was amazing. Mad props to P man and Pravin (insane drumming!) as well. Come to Delhi more often, na!

    30 Jan 2011 Reply
  • slickthief

    @doomedtofrag - the album's up for free dwnld on their site. if you put up a torrent link, you'd just get cheers from the band. btw, i just got the FLAC version of the album from demonoid and went to their gig at bangalore last evening. all the dharma's in place :-)

    5 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Macduff

    Really loved seeing them live in New Delhi! Very original stuff, great stage performance. A band to watch out!

    22 Mar 2009 Reply
  • sharanx182

    lovely people....

    27 Aug 2008 Reply
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    26 Aug 2008 Reply
  • alienoid007

    What stores in Bombay have the album? Will i get it at Blue Frog, instead of buying it anywhere else?

    6 Jul 2008 Reply
  • doomedtofrag

    Wow Anuj, what a way to repay the artist you love by providing torrent download link to one of their albums. Fortunately, that doesn’t work anymore. Anyways, keep rocking Shaair + Func...

    9 May 2008 Reply
  • kristelbunny

    I <3 their music... i was so waiting for nice expressive electronica to happen for india... this is soo it!!!! luv u guys...

    23 Apr 2008 Reply
  • melvai

    S+F just got back from a 25-gig tour across NY & the UK. Seemd they've been working on more material for the next album. Sweet!

    3 Dec 2007 Reply

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