As a singer, performer, song-writer and even a mentor at reality shows, Benny Dayal has added many feathers in his cap. His journey into the magical land of playback singing started with a song in a Rajinikanth starred movie and since then, there has been no looking back for him. Whether it is an energy filled Bollywood song or his band Funktuation’s Indie composition, Benny Dayal really knows how to rock it. It is no surprise that the very talented Benny can sing in 11 different languages- Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi and even Arabic! And now, by touring along with Mr. A R Rahman, Benny is really proving his versatility.
Benny and his band’s passion and love for Indie music led to the inception of Funktuation in the year 2011. They started by playing funk covers of the 80’s and the 90’s songs and soon gained popularity through a series of stage shows. During the same time, Benny started making his mark in the Bollywood circle. His unique voice and power-packed performances soon made him a name to reckon with in Bollywood. And thus the band along with Benny, traveled around the world playing Bollywood music. But, after a number of successes, the band finally felt that life was getting mundane and that it was time for them to do what they loved the most – to make Independent music.
Hence, since the start of 2016, the band started writing their own compositions mainly in Hindi, Tamil and English. And their work has been a mix of Alternative funk, Alternative Pop, Disco, Soul and R&B. They have since played at Todi Mill Social, Hard Rock Cafe Mumbai and Bangalore; High Spirits, Pune; Awestrung, Mumbai; Blackout, Jaipur and Royal Enfield Riders Mania, Goa, to name a few. The band and it’s music have been widely appreciated by fans across India and the future sure looks promising for them!