After competing with several bands for last many weeks, the two finalists – Kashmir and Badnaam – battled it out in the finale episode of Pepsi Battle of the Bands a few days ago. And the band which stand out and made history by winning the Pepsi Battle of the Bands was none other than KASHMIR the band, multiple sources have confirmed us.
This means that hot favorite Badnaam, has become the Runners-Up winner of the show. The finale or last episode of the show was shot a couple of days ago in Karachi and will now be released online and on TV channels this Sunday.
Kashmir the band comprises of a total of 6 band members: Bilal Ali on Vocals, Vais Khan on Lead Guitar, Ali Raza on Piano and Synth, Zair Zaki on Rhythm Guitar, Shane J Anthoney on Drums/Percussions and Usman Siddiqui on Bass, also sees the band management.
So far, Kashmir has done a total of 9 songs in the show, including 4 originals and 5 amazing cover songs. The cover song that brought them massive accolades was “Mera Pyar” which they played in Episode 3 to give tribute to the Legend Aamir Zaki.
Now that Kashmir has become The Winner of Pepsi Battle of the Bands, they are entitled for a music album contract, concerts across Pakistan, Lifetime royalties on all music produced and fame to carry with them their whole life.
Lets hope all this exposure take Kashmir to new heights and boost their career as much as possible. We also wish Badnaam, who made quite a “naam” for themselves, a very best of luck for their music career ahead.
Last words: the Battle of the Bands has successfully managed to pull off. It has not just brought back some nostalgic memories of 2002 Pepsi Bob but also brought back the band culture which was dying unfortunately. We really hope that it wouldn’t take another 15 years for Pepsi to organize the third Pepsi Battle of the Bands show. Lets Keep the music alive!