The Jolly Good Bollywood Band comprises musicians of different nationality and musical background. Founded by Shubha Giri (the man behind Afro Asian Funk outfit Yak Attack). Shubha was brought up on a very unhealthy dose of vintage Bollywood music from an early age which has led him to form The Jolly Good Bollywood Band.
The band takes a musical journey of Bollywood music from the 50s to of late 80s. This is not your typical Bhangra, mix masala and wear a bindi type kind of Bollywood music. The band is immensely influenced by Helen (Queen of the Nautch Girls – see video here) and the songs that were composed for her by music directors such as the great late R D Burman, Laxmikan-Pyarelal and so on. The band also plays rare instrumentals dance floor gems which are often overlooked because of the absence of vocals.
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