Play It By Ear is a joint effort of Martin and Samir, who specialize in Indie acoustic rock.
Based out of New Delhi, the band was inspired by Simon and Garfunkel, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds. Years of playing together in college and both separately and together (from 2007 to 2010) have inspired them to launch an album of their own.
They participated in gigs, competitions, string popular medleys together in a single key and launched their first album, Flicker, Flicker, Flash in 2016.
They won four competitions including the All India Renault Free The Music Competition in 2015. They were featured as the ‘Artist of the Month’ in November 2014 by the Bands Association of Delhi, as ‘Artist of the Week’ in June 2015 and interviewed in the Scribbler Magazine. They had LIVE performances on Radio One and Radio 91.1 in Delhi.
They performed in some noteworthy venues such as Summer House, Hard Rock Café Rumbar, Raasta, Out of the Box, Zu Tisch,Roost Bistro and Café 27.
- Martin Chauhan – Lead Vocals, Drums, Rhythm Guitar
- Samir Krishnamurti – Lead Guitar, Bass, Backing Vocals