Monster Rock Orchestra Has Over 20,000 in Attendance *
Successful Mississauga Waterfront Festival Concert by Producer Vikas Kohli*
*(Monday, June 18th - Mississauga) *Over 20,000 people witnessed the Monster Rock Orchestra performance this weekend at the 16th annual Mississauga Waterfront Festival.
"The Monster Rock Orchestra was a mind blowing success. It feels great to know we pulled off something that no one has ever done before. The amazingly skilled musicians and tech crew entertained the audience from start to finish with this high quality and creative production," says music composer and producer Vikas Kohli of FatLabs, adding, "Hitting the
festivals attendance capacity on Saturday night was a high point and I have to thank Joe Natale for overseeing the technical production, the Waterfront Festival board of directors for having the vision to see this through, as well as the City of Mississauga and the many sponsors for supporting us in this venture."
Before the packed Saturday evening performance, there was a special opening ceremony with Mayor Hazel McCallion, MP Stella Ambler, MPP Charles Souza, Councillor Jim Tovey, Festival Chair Pat Anderson, and Festival Director Karen Priest. Then the Monster Rock Orchestra took the audience through 50 years of iconic rock'n'roll by performing hit song after hit song, finally
ending the evening with the audience screaming for an encore.
About Vikas Kohli
Award-winning composer and music producer Vikas Kohli of FatLabs is known for his expertise at fusing together genres as varied as punk, hip-hop and Bollywood pop. He is the first composer to receive the Trailblazer Award from the ReelWorld Film Festival, the first composer to receive a Voice Achievers Award and he also received a MARTY award from the Mississauga
Arts Council. Kohli sits on the advisory board of the Blackwood Art Gallery and has been profiled on ET Canada, CBC The National, The Globe & Mail, The Toronto Star, The Hindustan Times, MSN, AOL, Yahoo, and Zee News.
Born in Nepean (Ottawa), Kohli began playing guitar and painting at fine arts school before receiving his Honors Degree in Mathematics & Philosophy from the University of Toronto, his MBA from the Schulich School of Business and his CFA. Kohli now lives in Mississauga, Canada.