Have You Seen Fawad Khan, Aaroh and Mekaal Hasan Band from the First Season of Pepsi Battle of the Bands

Pepsi Battle of the Bands Season 1
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The revival of Pepsi Battle of the Bands almost fifteen years after its first season premiered in 2002 has been very well received. The return of the reality show marks the re-emergence of Pakistani pop culture, which suffered a huge set back in the early 2000’s with the security situation in the country taking a nose dive.

By the time the current season of Pepsi Battle of the Bands concludes, we’re expecting new stars to shine on the horizon of Pakistan’s music scene.

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Underground bands such as Darvesh, Jasim and the Pindi Boys and Madlock have already attracted a sizable fan following despite not making it to the Top 3. Then there are those bands that are still in the running, i.e. Badnaam, Roots and Kashmir. For us all these guys are already stars!

But for this piece let’s take a look at those stars who became household names following the platform that this show gave them.

For the benefit of the millennials (who were probably in their diapers when the first season of Pepsi Battle of the Bands aired in 2002), we did some digging and found performances by the bands that made it to the Top 3 in Season 1.

For those who are unaware, Aaroh was the winner of the first season of Pepsi Battle of the Bands while Entity Paradigm (EP) was the first runner up and Mekaal Hasan Band stood third.

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We all know how well these guys have done for themselves over the years. But let’s forget their current star persona and take a look at how they had fared on the stage as novices.

Entity Paradigm


The attitude on these guys is

Mekaal Hasan Band

Wow, right?! If you’re a 90’s kid you would remember these performances. Who was your favourite? Let us know in the comments!