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Rocking steady

Danish band Bombay Rockers release album in city, want to work in Bollywood.

music Updated: Apr 22, 2011 01:09 IST
Collin Rodrigues

Danish band Bombay Rockers have been in the city for the last few days, and are virtually all over the place performing and promoting their new album, Rock And Dhol. Thomas Sardorf, one-half of the duo describes it as their experimental album, “It’s a rocking sound, with a lot of electronica thrown in. We have upgraded our music and given it a facelift. There are good and catchy up-tempo songs.” The band first came in limelight in 2003 with the song ‘Ari ari...’, which became an overnight hit. Their second single ‘Sexy mama…’ was a much-played club number and received good airplay in their home country.

Though based in Denmark, the duo chose the very Indian moniker of Bombay Rockers, to represent their kitschy sound. “Denmark Rockers sounds weird. When you say Bombay, you instantly know its India. Plus our music is very club-friendly,” says Naf, the second member.

“We are very popular in Denmark. Of course our main target audience is not Danish, but we have done pretty well there. We have gone mainstream and radio stations play our stuff a lot,” says Naf. Another Danish band, Michael Learns To Rock (MLTR), too enjoys a huge fan following in India.

“We aren't friends with MLTR,” says Naf adding, “I’ve met the lead singer, Jascha Richter once and some of my good friends know him. A guitarist friend worked on his solo album. You can’t really compare our music because they are pop and we are new-age.”

Incidentally, the band once opened for Irish boy-band Westlife in Dubai. “It was a great experience. They still are one of the biggest bands in the world. The best thing about our performance was that even though we were a much younger band, people were still singing our songs,” reveals Thomas.

And how about Bollywood? “We are looking forward to doing a Bollywood project. If the right song comes along, we will definitely do it,” say the rocker duo.