Studmuffin is a blues/funk/rock‘n’roll band from India. It was formed by Singer/songwriter Vihang Bhonsle in 2012, with a line up consisting of Kaustubh Jambhorkar on the lead guitar, Omkar Potdar on the Bass, Sandip Jadhav on the Drums & finally Arjun Srivatsan on the keys, who was also the music producer of the band’s first single.
The sound of the band is a natural culmination of influences brought in by each member. These influences include bands and artists such as The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Yaani, The Doors, Snarky Puppy, Slash etc.
Since their first jam in a small attic of a welder’s shop, the five musicians soon found their style, which they continued building and evolving. The band has maintained the art of simplicity focusing on vocal melodies backed by crunchy riffs, rolling bass lines, dynamic drums & howling keys, together giving Studmuffin its unique sound and identity.
Studmuffin are quickly gaining popularity for their energetic and colourful live stage presence .Their most famous song, “Johnny Boy”, is available as a home – made lyric video on YouTube.
The band has received many accolades, namely:
- Winners of Hard Rock Rising, International Battle of the Bands, Pune 2014.
- 4th in the global voting round of Hard Rock Rising 2014.
- Felicitated by the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi for winning a competition hosted by MICA, Gujarat.
- The Band has also played and won a number of college competitions.
Since its inception, Studmuffin has come a long way and now is breaking into the global music scene. With plans of a debut EP, the band has just completed recording a single called ‘Dreamer’, which is waiting for a video release in the month of November, 2015.