Mangalore: 'Rhythm of Love' - Young band set out to cast musical spell

Mangalore: 'Rhythm of Love' - Young band set out to cast musical spell

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, Mar 26: Music forms a beautiful part of everyone’s lives. It is all around us - on television, on our phones, on the street, in the restaurant, and even in nature. While for some it may be a pass time to spend those long hours of journey or a lonely wait, for some others it is nothhing less than a passion. And when most of us prefer to be content with just listening to the beat of music, there are a few who are born to create it.

The young members of 'Rhythm of Love' have set out to charm music lovers in the city with their refreshing compositions. This young band of seven, full of enthusiasm, high spirit and unflinching passion is already creating a niche for itself in the city's music arena.

Daijiworld recently had a tete-a-tete with the members of ‘Rhythm of Love’, wherein they shared their views on music and spoke of their plans.

Band members

Ashish Palanna (lead guitar and vocals):  An entrepreneur by profession, his love and passion for music is what drives everyone in the band to give their best. He also owns his own music store called ‘Music Cube’. Ashish has also won several honors and awards in music. He was also honored by the ambassador of India in Oman.

Ashley Aiman (bass guitar): An ace bass  guitarist of the band he has been felicitated by the ambassador of India for his music played in Oman. He successfully runs the music school ‘Elysium’ in Mangalore and has obtained his degree in sound engineering from the reputed ‘Audio Media’, Chennai.

Amabelle, Ashish, Ashley

Duane, Srinivas, Stephen, Sweethin

Sweethin Hartman (rhythm guitar, saxophone and vocals): A musician par excellence, he is the all rounder of the band.  He also heads the choir and orchestra of his church in Mangalore.
Duane Frank (drums): They say big things come in small packages and it holds true in Duane’s case. He has completed the 8th grade at Trinity College, and his sense of timing and rhythm is the essence of ROL’s music.

Stephen Frank (keyboard): Stephen has secured a degree in Fine Arts from Sandesha College of Fine Arts. He is also a qualified pianist from The Trinity College of Music, London. His finesse in chord work and music arrangement is commendable.

Srinivas Shekar (rhythm guitar and vocals): Srinivas is popularly referred to as a ‘Soul singer’. He considers A R Rahman, Iliyaraja, Hariharan, Kailash  Kher, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan as his major influences and idols. Not only is he well versed in Indian classical music in which he was trained for 8 years but also sings English songs of artists like Jason Mraz and John Mayer with equal finesse and style.

Amabelle Moras (vocals): A believer in perfection, she has a seasoned voice with great control and modulation. Being the only female artist in ROL, she adds value to it. Amabelle Moras has participated in various Konkani competitions and has also sung alongside professional artistes.

Though the core team consists of these seven members, another young musician, Likhith Shenoy, joins them on some occasions.

In a span of just one year, the band which began in April 2012 at a gospel concert, has now had a musical journey that consists of many weddings, fests and other concerts. They have also participated in various stage events and competitions.

They have conducted two gospel shows, and also showcased their talents at charity events held at St Agnes Fest, Sarosh Institute’s food fest and a recent event at Besant Women's College. Individually, as music enthusiasts they have excelled in their field.

The band members say that they are a class apart from the other bands as they cater to all genres of music hence amassing a huge crowd at their events. The band sings songs in languages such as Kannada, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam etc and they play country, pop, rock and jazz.

The band members are versatile and play various instruments. They plan to soon venture into fusion music to appeal to more listeners. As individuals they have varied interests in different genres of music, including eastern classical.

The band is looking forward to more recordings,collaborations and concerts in the future. “We are currently working on putting togther a music CD and a music video, but we are definitely planning to polish our work in that area,” says a band member.

When asked where they see themselves ten years down the line, the band said that they hope to be together and would definitely be involved with music, as it is a passion that they all share.

"As individual musicians with different interests, we occasionally have our own views and feed in our inputs, but end of the day we always sort it out and act collectively," they say.

The band currently holds their practice sessions once or twice a week for around three hours at the Elysium school.


Contact:  Ashish Palanna - 8147712345


Watch their recent performance:


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  • Jesumitha, Mangalore

    Tue, May 23 2017

    Hello rhythm of love
    Hats off rhythm of love... Wishing you all the best with success in the years to come...

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  • Divya, Mangalore

    Mon, May 25 2015

    I have d talent of singing in all the languages.singing is my breath.I didn't get correct platform to continue.during my studiestimei studied karnatic, iam dancer also.I want to continue. Will you people join me in your group to sing.

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    Mon, Oct 27 2014

    Hey this is Sanal anthony I am a student .
    I am studying in nitte Mangalore.
    And I am a guitarist ,and bass guitarist I can play lil bit of drum and major chords in keyboard.
    And I want to join a band so I can learn more so if any place Is there tho plz call me.
    My contact number is: 08880886367

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  • Rasheed Chandroth, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Mon, Sep 01 2014

    i contacted Ashish about a month ago seeing this article and asked him if he could perform fusion music with his band in Payangadi, Kannur for my son's wedding reception. He right away confirmed and demonstrated an awesome performance which contributed more than 50% to the success of the event.Thanks to all of you and wish you all the best.

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  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho, Goa, India

    Mon, May 20 2013

    Thus wrote Mahatma Gandhi in 1937. "Music should form part of the syllabus of primary education. I heartily endorse this proposition. The modulation of the voice is as necessary as the training of the hand. Physical drill, handicrafts, drawing and music should go hand in hand in order to draw the best out of the boys and girls and create in them real interest in their tuition".

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  • Ivan Moras, Falnir/ Muscat

    Mon, Apr 08 2013

    Dear Duane..................“Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.” all the best..... God bless your band.....Uncle Ivan/Aunty Fhilu/Alston & Aldrean....Muscat

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  • Darryl Tauro, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 27 2013

    All the best 'Rhythm of love'.
    May the rhythm of your music soothe the listener as a 'Rhythm....DIVINE'
    The man on the saxophone , my heart-felt wishes to you too...a difficult instrument to play.... May you go on to make a big mark in your career. 'All the Best' to the entire troop!!

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  • Prashanth Salins, Valencia/mangalore

    Wed, Mar 27 2013

    Guys u r superb.B united and let all the world dance to ur tunes and enjoy awesome songs n music.

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  • rhythm of love , mangalore

    Wed, Mar 27 2013

    Thank you all for your best wishes , comments,suggestions,blessings, love and support ... really appreciate it :) thanks again

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  • Santhosh Fernandes, Nantoor/Qatar

    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    I witnessed this band playing music at a wedding just couple of months back in M'lore. They are superb.

    Ashley & team looking forward to meet you all in Dec for my sons communion.

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  • Ida Pinto, Muscat/Bangalore

    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    Hi Duane, wow keep up the talent . Congrats to you and wishing you all the very best. Dolphy and flacy congrats.May God bless entire team.
    Duane you look very handsome.
    Ida pinto and fly

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  • Roland Pradeep Bernhardt, Haleangadi / Bahrain

    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    Congratulations... Ashish, Sweethin & to the entire team. Keep it up & wish you all the best.

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  • Shammi, mlore

    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    Congratulations to u all. U guys are superb!!! Keep up the good work. God bless ur entire team abundantly.:)

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  • Lancy Noronha, Bellore

    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    Appreciated, congratulations & God bless you all!!

    Special thanks to "DAIJIWORLD.COM" for the kind support for new stars.

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  • Alister, Managlore

    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    Its not to discourage anyone but ,any bands come and go only a few can make their name,many bands are formed and then break up, even a couple of people from this band were part of other band in the recent past, they left there and formed here. I only wish they dont repeat the same again, good luck guys.

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  • Antonia Albuquerque, kankanady, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    I have seen this band right from its conception till date very closely and its amazing to see how Rhythm Of Love is a band where each member is an expert at what they do.Keep up the good work guys! You'll have a loooooooong way to go. Cheers!

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  • sweta, m'lore/ dubai

    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    Ashuuuuuu u should be knowing by now who is you biggest fan. You guys truly rock and one of the best band i have ever come across. Sweethien Amy u guys rock...spcly u guys rocked the song sang for my 1st waltz and ashu u fr d 2nd :P
    Love u guys....wana hear more from you guys and my prayers are always with you guys....ASHUUUU THUMBS UP :)

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  • Merina, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    Very good music. Keep it up. Was hoping there was a gospel band in Mangalore as well like Cross Toc, whose recent concert was awesome.
    Hope you'll have a gospel concert soon. Keep goin places and all the best.

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  • Rakesh Dsouza, Mangalore, Dubai

    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    Congratulations to the entire team "Rhythm of Love. you guys are have a good talent and I liked your performance in Dec 2013.

    wish you all the best.

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    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    All the Best Rhythm of love Music Group. I except more New Gospel songs & Programmes from ur group.Best Music Albums also.. God Bless u all..

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  • Rahil, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    Well done and congratulations!!!! One important thing for a group like this to keep in mind always to succeed in future is think as " WE DID " and not as " I DID ". We have seen legend groups splitting because of EGOS. All the best and keep up the good work.

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  • Albert Mascarenhas, Vamanjoor, M'lore. / Israel.

    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    Yepp . . ! ! Fantastic. This is what I was expecting from our Youths. this is really something special, something extraordinary effort from our Mangalorean youths. Hat's off to you dear Youngsters, and wish you all the best in further feature. This should be the example for other our youths. not only in the music, but in other fields too. Thanks to Daiji for this news and also request to recognise for some of our youths for their extra efforts to bring out their talents.

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  • Rudolf D'Souza, Kinnigoli

    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    Best wishes to team 'Rhythm of Love'.Sweethin Hartman you won hearts of Mangaloreans. May you win more.

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  • Ronny Crasta, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    Fantastic guys. Keep it up.

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  • Wilfy, Kinnigoly/Abu Dhabi

    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    Takes me to the old memories when I was a part of a band...Good luck guys. I am confident you will rock and will be a milestone for music in Mangalore. I have seen the ability of some of you especially Amabelle, Truly a melodious voice. All the best friends. Hope to attend a concert by you during my vacation, please have something during Christmas.

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  • Flavy , Kateel/ Muscat

    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    Hi Duanne and the entire team,

    Nice to see the young and energetic music group. All the Best.

    Duanne, keep up the telent, make your parents proud, God Bless you and be with you always.

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  • Eula & Donald Pinto, Mangalore/Muscat

    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    Hi Duane and your music group,
    Nice to hear and see you all venturing into a professional band. Band members look all energetic and set to conquer. Good luck and all the best. God bless you and your band.
    Good wishes from:
    Donald,Eula,Daniel,Hebil,Deb & David

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  • Sanjay Jathanna, Mlore

    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    Wishing you all the best with lots of success in the years to come.. Am sure you will entertain Mangaloreans with your music. Nice photos with Balmatta Maidan in the background.

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  • Pamela Tauro, Cascia, Sharjah

    Tue, Mar 26 2013

    Congratulations to the entire team. Always keep up the team work for your future success.

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