The Babyboomers to perform at the 5th annual Mountain Echoes Literary Festival

The Babyboomers are honored to be performing at the 5th annual Mountain Echoes Festival.  This years festival will be held in Thimphu and celebrates literature, art. music and culture in Bhutan.  The festivities begin on May 22nd and run through May 24th, 2014.

The Babyboomers will be performing at the "Music Concert at Clock Tower" on Thursday, May 22nd.  The music begins at 6:30 pm.

The Babyboomers Unplugged!

April 12, 2014

COFFEE CULTURE

The Babyboomers played an acoustic set for the opening of this sexy new coffee shop in Thimphu.

The band will definitely be hanging out drinking coffee in the beautiful outdoor courtyard, writing music and watching pretty girls. It's like Paris in Thimphu. 

The Babyboomers play at Allianz Party

April 4

Michael Rutland's Home

Thimphu

ALLIANZ

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The Babyboomers played under the starts at the beautiful home of Michael Rutland who hosted the Allianz party. The Dinner was catered by the Aman Hotel, the setting, food, entertainment and company were perfection!   Allianz is the world's largest insurance company and the group from Austria became great fans of the Babyboomers  as the party continued onto Mojo Park where the Babyboomers continued to play and the Austrians gave us some great tips on beer and mountain trekking - please come back Allianz you were all really nice!

TIGERS NEST RESORT PARO - April 3, 2014

The babyboomers played at Tigers Nest Resort for Genesys' Company retreat!

Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. is an American company with offices all over the world, which sells customer experience and contact center solutions for mid-sized to large enterprises, with cloud platform and on-premises softward offerings. The Group from India and the United States was happily surprised to dance the night away to good old rock and roll babyboomers style in the view of Tigers Nest.  We are sure Guru Rinpoche and Yeshe Tsongol were kickin' it with a big smile as well!  The resort is beautiful and the perfect place for spiritual and spirited retreats!

We hope to play more gigs here!

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Press Release - Release of The Babyboomers First Music Video

PRESS RELEASE:

March 17, 2014

The Babyboomers are the first western style rock band in Bhutan who found their inspiration from The Beatles. This Beatles cover song is a tribute to their hero's to commemorate 50 years after the original fab four broke onto the scene in America on the historical Ed Sullivan Show

About: 

The band first came together three years ago when Dawa Drakpa (lead guitar and vocals) played the song "Can't Buy Me Love" for his friend Ugay and proclaimed that it was his own creation. Luckily Ugay Tsheri (vocals) didn't believe him but he was inspired by the music to start a band with Dawa and Dawa's  brother Dorji Wangchuck .  Dawa and Ugay were students at The Royal Thimphu College and Dorji was still in high school when they decided to audition for "The Music Spotlight" on BBS2, the Television program that gives new bands a "spotlight."

They were chosen for the show and officially launched their music career. Shortly after the BBS show premiered they entered and won a music competition and met one of the judges, Kinley Wangchuk, the owner of Mojo Park and Radio Valley. Kinley Wangchuk was impressed by the three boys and invited them to play at Mojo Park, one of the only live music venues in Thimphu. There the three met Sajan Sherpa (drummer ) and Tashi Namgel (bass and rhythm guitar) and the band was complete.  

The boys played non-stop at any and all venues that requested them,  including the Taj Hotel on New Years Eve 2013. Their intention was to have fun and spread good vibes and that is exactly what they do. Some have said that, "watching the babyboomers is GNH in action." In November of 2014 they partnered with Aine Carey, and Mstudio to record their first studio single and music video for the song that started it all. The video was finished in February 2014, exactly 50 years after the Beatle's legendary appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in America.

In a tribute of gratitude to their musical heroes, The Beatles, their Majesties and their first mentors in Bhutan, The band chose to do a Beatles cover song in their own unique style. The song premiered on Kinley Wangchuks' show on Radio Valley on March 14, 2014 and the music video will premier on March 24 on BBS2, Music Spotlight, where it all began for them. There will be a benefit at Mojo Park for their friends and fans to watch the premier  of the video on Music Spotlight and hear the band play live. 

It is the boys dream to have a well equipped rehearsal space where they can practice and create original music in a nurturing creative environment. We are currently seeking a patron or patrons for the band who are interested in supporting  the boys to become the first professional musicians in Bhutan. 

Proceeds from the benefit will go towards the production of their first album, "Born to Late," a project in collaboration with Aine Carey, Get Karma Productions,  and MStudio.

Beatles Cover Song

Performed by:  The Babyboomers

Directed by:  Aine Carey

Produced by:  Get Karma Productions

Music Director:  MStudio

DOP:  Jigme Tenzing

Editor:  Karen Kourtesis, Beast Editorial

Colorist:  Gene Curley, Nice Shoes