We rummaged through several photo albums and found that these musicians were rocking it even in their kid years.
Here’s India’s blues virtuoso on his fourth birthday, holding the bass guitar his dad, Darryl Mendonsa, used to play with his popular ’80s band, Savage Encounter.
This picture of Gino is from the early ’90s. “It was taken during rehearsals for a tour of Australia and China with dad’s (Louiz Banks) group Sangam. I handled percussion on the octapad,” remembers Gino.
The young metalhead looks as killer as ever, all geared up with black wristbands and baggy jeans. “This picture was clicked at my house before I left for the first Demonic Resurrection gig at Razzberry Rhino,” says Sahil.
This pretty musician has always been a stage diva. “I must have been 7-8 years-old in this picture. I was dressed as Radha and was singing and dancing to a Krishna bhajan at a school function,” she reminisces.
A teenaged Sheldon is seen practising on his bass in this picture. “I was just a very curious boy who wanted to learn the instrument. The best part was I learnt it because it excited me. I never thought about being a professional musician,” he says.
We can’t decide what’s cuter: those cheeks or the braces-y smile. “This was clicked during a family trip in Alibaug. My mom’s friend, whose house we were at, always took family photos of us.”
Siddharth made the most adorable toddler-rock star. That delightful smile continues to have a charming effect on women.