| Bertie and band, including new guitar player Sooman and drummer Suraj Pradhan, perform at Someplace Else.
Saturday at Someplace Else rocked with romanov red presents Tango N Talkin, which saw Bertie Da Silva in The Big New Gig with Willy Walters on bass, Sooman on guitar, Suraj Pradhan on drums and Anindya Paul on back-up vocals
Dhritiman Chaterji, Actor
Dhritiman was waiting eagerly for the Dylan covers. Not that this isnt good, of course. But I am a big fan of Dylan, he smiled.
Victor Banerjee, Actor
Bertie called Victor Banerjee to the stage and thanked him for liking his music, which Victor corrected to loving his music. Victor, accompanied by wife Maya and friend Beth Payne, later admitted that he preferred to listen to Bertie in a concert hall where he could catch every word.
Rimjhim Mitra, Actress
I went to Someplace to catch up with old friends who had come down to Calcutta from Bangalore. We didnt know Bertie would be playing there. But it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The music was good and I enjoyed myself, she smiled.
Beth A. Payne, US consul general
I thoroughly enjoyed the evening at Someplace Else and was impressed with Berties music and energy. There was great energy in the crowd and I was impressed that he has fans from all ages and backgrounds. I could not have chosen a better way to celebrate my birthday!
UTSAV NATH, Student, St Xaviers College
Utsav was singing along with a gaggle of college mates. They headbanged with frenzy and nearly brought the house down with their cheers even as Bertie urged them to do the shuffle.
Sucharita Ghosh, Publishing professional
Former Xaverian Sucharita is a self-confessed Bertie fan. Ive never missed his concerts, right from the time he played at Princeton Club in 2007. I was apprehensive about how the songs that worked in GD Birla Sabhagar would work in the pub. But he played to the crowd and kept their attention, she smiled.