Urban Reflektions started off as a project in the year 2003 by drummer/vocalist/project leader Debashish Banerji . The main objective of the project was to bring about a change in the Bengali rock band music scenario by infusing elements of jazz, funk, soul, r&b, acid jazz, etc. into their music. The subsequent album Nagar Ratri, was released by UD Series at the fall of 2005, has been one of the top selling bangla albums at stores like Planet M. The album was also nominated for the prestigious Zee Bangla Music Awards, under the Fusion Music category.Through this album Urban Reflektions delved into the realms of adventurous improvisations and grooves.
Although the project emphasizes on original compositions, it has also ventured into the international music charting out compositions from John Coltrane to Jamiroquai. Being the only band to play jazz and jazz/rock fusion in the city, Urban Reflektions has been able to acquire a reasonable amount of accolades from various sources both within the country as well as internationally.
Debashish Banerji - drums & vocals Prasenjit Ghosal - guitars Indrajit Dey - keyboards Satrujit Dasgupta - vocals Rijita Chatterjee - vocals Sanket Bhattacharya - bass All the above mentioned members have an average experience of 15 years in the music scenario and are experts in their own fields.
The band has performed at the Princeton Club, Marakesh Lounge, The I Lounge, CC&FC, City Centre, Planet M, Bengal Club, Taj Bengal etc. just to name a few.
Urban Reflektions has also been the first band from Kolkata to tour Dacca, Bangladesh, in the month of June 2006.
The band has performed with Mr.Amit Heri, a renowned jazz fusion guitarist of international repute at the Someplace else.
It has also had the privilege of performing at the Calcutta Club, Bakery Carnival held in December, 2006.
The band also performed regularly at Someplace Else at The Park Hotel on every Saturday from 24:00hrs.
Type of music performed by the band
We play all kinds of music from jazz, jazz rock, jazz funk, indo jazz, r&b, funk, rock, pop, depending on the requirements of the organizers.