13AD makes a remarkable comeback after 28 years!

The band came to the limelight again in 2022, after the shots in the song Parudeesa, from Beeshma Parvam featured '13AD' on the walls. Photo | 13AD

13AD, which had ruled the rock music scene in the 1980s and mid 1990s, is back with a bang. The music band that had been the pride of Malayali youths growing up in that era, is making its presence felt again, with two back-to-back performances in Kochi. They first performed in the city in January this year. On Saturday, the band took to the Lakeview Ground at the Sacred Heart College in Thevara to perform popular singing covers of English numbers.

One of the highlights of the show is the release of their new single, Nothing Has Changed, composed and written by music composer Deepak Dev. The band, which was formed in 1977, by guitarist Eloy Isaacs guitarist, initially focused on singing covers at SeaLord Hotel in Kochi, finding a huge following among music-aficionados in Kochi.

They soon started performing across the country, but it was the release of their first album ‘Ground Zero’ that catapulted them to stardom among youngsters across the country. The song was written by George Thomas Jr, who passed away in a flash flood at a waterfall in Teekoy, commonly known as the Teekoy tragedy. People had resonated with the song and the lyrics.

The band, which disintegrated in the mid 1990s, due to their shift to Muscat and other reasons, currently comprises of George Peter (vocals), Eloy Isaacs (guitars), Jackson Aruja (keyboards), Pinson Correia and Floyd Libera (at the drums) and Pauly Joseph (bass guitar). Their earlier line-up included Anil Raun who played the bass guitar, Petro Corriea (drums), Ashely Pinto (guitar) and Stanley Luzi, vocals.

The band, which had nearly disappeared, came to the limelight in 2022, after the shots in the song Parudeesa, from Beeshma Parvam featured 13AD on the walls. Their return, after nearly three decades, is expected to add impetus to the lively music scenario in the city.

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