Opera-Cabaret Presentation

Bombay Rickey

January 8, 9 and 15, 16, 2016 at HERE's Dorothy B. Williams Theatre

Called “the future of music” (New York Music Daily), Bombay Rickey is a five-piece, Brooklyn-based 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 a “little” coloratura soprano. Bombay Rickey has become a fixture at the world-famous Brooklyn club Barbés, performed live on WFMU radio, and their music has been featured in a television commercial for Citibank. Their debut album, Cinefonia has been described as “brazen, cheeky and just downright spunky” (World Music Central). Bombay Rickey will play 6 performances of a new work exploring the life of Peruvian singer Yma Sumac.


This presentation of Bombay Rickey has received the generous support of the Augustine Foundation.


Photos by Cory Weaver.

Voice/Accordion: Kamala Sankaram
Guitar/Voice: Drew Fleming
Alto Saxophone/Voice: Jeff Hudgins
Upright Bass: Gil Smuskowitz
Percussion: Brian Shankar Adler