It is obvious that Subhash Kamath is greatly inspired by John Lennon. It’s not only the gems that he churned out as a Beatle and thereafter but also the glasses that rested on his prominent nose that seem to have caught Kamath’s fancy. Though he wears a relatively staid pair of spectacles to work, he puts on the Lennon pair when he plays rhythm guitar.
Kamath is the CEO of BBH India, a creative agency with an enviable roster of clients. When he is not briefing his team or worried about billings, the 50-year-old is thinking about music, and once back home, quietly strums his guitar. His passion for music led him to be a part of a band called Wanted Yesterday that plays at Mumbai’s Blue Frog, a night club that plays host to live music events.
For Kamath, listening to and playing music is a serious stress buster. “It just gives me a chance to break away from what I do,” he says. Kamath’s earliest memory is of singing as a Class IV student in Kolkata; the song wa