Collectables from ace musicians like A.R. Rahman, Shankar Mahadevan, Priyanka Chopra, A Sivamani, Euphoria, Parikrama, Purbayan Chatterjee, Raghu Dixit and Usha Uthup are up for bidding at the Hard Rock Cafe here on the occasion of the brand’s 10th year anniversary.
The brand is housing a line-up of 72 events, with an evening of cocktails, music and a charity ‘Bid and Buy’ on November 30, read a statement.
The proceeds from auction would be channelled to Mewsic Stars, a programme under former Australian cricketer Brett Lee’s Mewsic Initiative that empowers children to pursue their music passion. The curated event aims at rewarding passion, talent and ability among young but less fortunate children.
While Rahman has donated his studio headphones, Mahadevan has given his harmonium. Sivamani has donated his timbales drums, stand and a pair of autographed sticks.
Uthup has given her Kanjeevaram sari and microphone, Euphoria has given the bandmaster’s hat, Dixit has given his guitar and Priyanka has donated her “Quantico” bracelet.
“I am so happy to donate a little something of myself to the l0th anniversary auction. It’s a great feeling of pride for me to give away one of my favourite Kanjeevaram saris and one of my first vocal microphones for Hard Rock Cafe’s 10th anniversary auction,” said Uthup.