Praised as “a true treat for the adventurous ear” (TimeOut NY), Bombay Rickey is a five-piece band with a unique sound evocative of 1960s movie soundscapes. The group plays both covers and original music that borrow equally from the worlds of surf rock, cumbia, spaghetti-Western, and Bollywood, balanced out with soaring operatic vocals. They are widely loved for their innovative approach to music and the unique ability to seamlessly blend various genres. The band’s fresh perspective on music-making has earned them a special place in the hearts of fans who appreciate the eclectic and the extraordinary.

Since its inception in 2012, Bombay Rickey has become a fixture at Brooklyn mainstay Barbés, as well as L’Poisson Rouge, Lincoln Center, Roulette, La Mama, Kaufman Center in New York, Tete-a-Tete Festival in London, England and up and down the east coast at venues such as The National Gallery, Troy Performing Arts Center, Painted Bride Arts Center. Bombay Rickey has created opera cabaret based on the life of Yma Sumac for the prestigious PROTOTYPE Festival in New York City. The show ran for seven sold-out performances and was hailed as a “rocking musical show” by the Wall Street Journal.

Bombay Rickey’s debut album, Cinefonia, was named best debut of 2014 by New York Music Daily. The sophomore album, Electric Bhairavi won best eclectic album at the 17th annual Independent Music Awards. In 2021, the group attended a composition residency at Antenna Cloud Farm and released their third, self-titled album in 2023.

Upcoming Performances

7.27 Next Stage Arts. Putney, VT

Previous Performances

1.13.24 Secret Planet. New York, NY

6.17.22 National Gallery. Washington D.C.

7.10.21 Antenna Cloud Farm. Gill, MA

8.2.18 Lincoln Center. New York, NY

3.6.18 Troy Performing Arts Center. Troy, NY

9.7.17 Roulette Intermedium. Brooklyn, NY

5.6 Painted Bride. Philadelphia, PA

8.3.16 Tete a Tete Festival. London, UK

1.8-1.16 Prototype Festival. New York, NY

9.11.15 L'Poison Rouge. New York, NY

5.22.15 Pioneer Works. Brooklyn, NY