In Pics: Kerala indie band When Chai Met Toast performs first international show in Singapore

Indie pop-folk band When Chai Met Toast brought their energetic live show to Kalaa Utsavam 2019 – and in an incredible feat, got the usually-shy Singapore crowd dancing! 

Considered one of the most refreshing sounds to have originated from the country in the recent few years, the four-piece band from Kerala has a genre of their own. 

Their repertoire comprises a unique mix of English-folk-influenced instrumentals and multilingual lyrics to anthemic tunes.

Here are some magical moments from their performance: 

When Chai Met Toast presents their first ever international show at Esplanade's Kalaa Utsavam 2019. Photo: Connected to India
When Chai Met Toast presents their first ever international show at Esplanade's Kalaa Utsavam 2019. Photo: Connected to India
Vocalist Ashwin Gopakumar was great at leading the audience to sing along. Photo: Connected to India
Vocalist Ashwin Gopakumar was great at leading the audience to sing along. Photo: Connected to India
Guitarist Achyuth Jaigopal who also plays the banjo for some songs. Photo: Connected to India
Guitarist Achyuth Jaigopal who also plays the banjo for some songs. Photo: Connected to India
The band has got amazing onstage chemistry! Photo: Connected to India
The band has got amazing onstage chemistry! Photo: Connected to India
Their interactions are a delight to watch. Photo: Connected to India
Their interactions are a delight to watch. Photo: Connected to India
If you haven't caught any performances at the outdoor theatre at Esplanade before, you need to! Look at how the city lights behind create a surreal backdrop for the music performance. Photo: Connected to India
If you haven't caught any performances at the outdoor theatre at Esplanade before, you need to! Look at how the city lights behind create a surreal backdrop for the music performance. Photo: Connected to India
Ashwin is also pursuing playback singing in the Malayalam film industry. Photo: Connected to India
Ashwin is also pursuing playback singing in the Malayalam film industry. Photo: Connected to India
Sailesh G Pai on drums for When Chai Met Toast. Photo: Connected to India
Sailesh G Pai on drums for When Chai Met Toast. Photo: Connected to India
Palee Francis plays the keyboard and ukulele, and is also the producer for the band. Photo: Connected to India
Palee Francis plays the keyboard and ukulele, and is also the producer for the band. Photo: Connected to India
Photo: Connected to India
Photo: Connected to India
Photo: Connected to India
Photo: Connected to India
Photo: Connected to India
Photo: Connected to India
Photo: Connected to India
Photo: Connected to India
Photo: Connected to India
Photo: Connected to India
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