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Unity Music Festival 2022: US band Liliac set to rock Imphal

Liliac, the 'First Family of Rock', is a five-piece sibling hard rock band from Los Angeles based in Atlanta, also known as ‘Vampire Bats’, arrived in Imphal on Friday.

ByB Rakesh Sharma

Updated 6 Nov 2022, 5:01 am

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(Photo: IFP)

‘Liliac’, a rock band based in the United States of America, is all set to perform in Imphal City in their signature vampire costumes during the second day (closing day) of the Unity Music Festival 2022 which was kicked off at YAC Ground on Saturday night in Imphal West.

Liliac, the 'First Family of Rock', is a five-piece sibling hard rock band from Los Angeles based in Atlanta, also known as ‘Vampire Bats’. They landed in Imphal on Friday and they will be playing tracks from two of their original albums and a few covers of heavy metal bands such as Metallica and The Black Satans. The oldest of the siblings is 23 years while the youngest is 15 years.

During an interaction with the media at Hotel Imphal on Saturday, the band members expressed their excitement to perform in Imphal stating that it is their first trip in India and will be their first performance overseas.

All the band members attended the press conference in Manipur traditional attires.

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Liliac’s manager and producer, Papa Liliac (father of the five siblings), quoting John Lennon’s Give Peace a Chance, said music is a universal language which brings people together. Hence, the band considers music as a medium to spread love and unity, he added.

Vocalist of the band, Melody, who is the third sibling, informed that the band is currently working on their third album.

“Thank you so much for having us here, it means a lot. Manipur has a beautiful culture. Please come and enjoy the concert. It will be amazing,” she said while all the band members cheered, “Rock on! Rock hard!”

Another showstopper of the music festival, a classic rock band based on Nagaland ‘About Us’ who will be performing 5-6 tracks from its original album on Saturday night also interacted with the media just after their arrival at Imphal.

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The band members also expressed their eagerness to perform in Imphal which music lovers state and said that the festival will be a great initiative to revive the classic rock which is based on pure hand talent and passion and not on techno like modern rock.

The festival will also witness performances by home bands based on classic rock such as Mac $ de Band from Ukhrul; Variation 4 from Churachandpur; The Wishess from Bishnupur; Alamle Heraang from Senapati and All the Greats from Imphal.

The two-day music festival is being organised by the NOS and sons Events, Entertainments, Enterprises under the theme ‘Unity Through Music’ with the motive to revive classic rock.

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B Rakesh Sharma

B Rakesh Sharma

Staff Reporter, Imphal

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