Prateek Kuhad stirs emotions at The World Cafe-Philadelphia

Live Review

Prateek Kuhad. Photo by Shuvam DasGupta.

By Shuvam DasGupta, Rock At Night Philadelphia

Live Review: Prateek Kuhad live at The World Cafe Live, Philadelphia (6/25/2022)

Laura Elliot. Photo by Shuvam DasGupta.

Prateek Kuhad is touring North America with Laura Elliott to promote his new album The Way That Lovers Do and Rock At Night was present at the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia to experience the show. Prateek is a globally recognized Indian musician and his new album has earned him the title of first Indian to be signed by the Electra Records. By the way, one fun fact is one of his most popular tracks “cold/mess” was featured on President Obama’s “Favorite Music of 2019” list of 35 songs.

The night began with Laura Elliott taking the stage with just her acoustic guitar. She created a really nice environment with some of her originals and even a cover of The Killer’s “Mr. Brightside”. She was really easy and relaxed in her interaction with the audience and getting everyone’s attention with her amazing voice.

Prateek Kuhad. Photo by Shuvam DasGupta.

At 9 p.m. when Prateek took the stage, the hall was packed with his fans –and the show was sold out.  The band consisted of bassist Amar Pandey and drummer Nikhil Vasudevan with Kuhad switching between  guitars and keyboard. The stage was minimalistic with a neon sign of Prateek’s name in the background. For the next 90 minutes the crowd cheered and danced–and I even saw some fans in tears.

Kuhad began the set with “All I Need” and the evening’s setlist consisted of mostly the songs from his new album like“Fev Peeps”, “Face”, and “Bloom”. He also did not forget some of his Hindi hits like – “Tum Jab Paas”, “Kho Gaye Hum Kaha”, “Tune Kaha”, and “Kasoor”. Finally came the “Cold/ Mess” as the encore and people went crazy.

It was a pleasant night for everyone. Kuhad with his calm demeanor, cool voice, and gentle smile surely melted everyone’s heart and soul.








Shuvam DasGupta