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“Wishing Well” Rocks Adobe India

October 19, 2011

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” — Victor Hugo

We stand in awe of the fact that music binds us in a beautiful manner; it creates emotion and has a language that transcends the realm of reality and speaks much more than words.

As you enter the corporate world, it’s almost a given that hobbies like your love for playing music and performing, take a back seat due to work demands. But not at Adobe India where you can still follow your passion. The Adobe India employee band is called the “Wishing Well,’ and we play music!

The band got together after the Adobe India Talent Hunt where we found likeminded people who wanted to be on stage again. The organization has not only supported the band with amazing equipment but they’ve given us a place to practice, which is absolutely essential. We have equipment ranging from Line6 Amps to a drum kit that can create havoc!

The music we play includes influences of the Beatles, CCR, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Nazareth and many more. We love entertaining our colleagues and it’s always an awesome feeling when the crowd reciprocates by singing along and cheering.

The band meets on Fridays or Saturdays, and the idea of writing original music has become much more prominent over a period of time. We keep innovating through new riffs and grooves. And it’s really fascinating to see that musical rock stars also have a place in the corporate world!

“At Adobe, it’s not just about the work you do, the company genuinely allows you to be who you are and do what you love–be it music, art, applications or anything you are inclined towards,” said Shannon V. P., employee communications manager and lead singer for the Wishing Well. “As I always say, the world’s a stage and I’m glad that Adobe has allowed me to explore my talents.”

Here’s a short performance by the Wishing Well at the Adobe Carnival. Enjoy!

Article contributed by Shannon V. P.

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