Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genre(s) Pop, rock, Bollywood
Years active 1994–present
Members Neeraj Shridhar
Bombay Vikings is an unusual pop and rock group that combines Indian and Western music. It was formed in 1994 Stockholm, Sweden. The band primarily consists of Neeraj Shridhar, Johan Folke and Matts Folke.
The group Bombay Vikings caused a sensation both in India as well as overseas among the Indian music community due to its unusual combination of classical Bollywood style and European experimentation. It has been one of the most notable musical groups in India to emerge in the past decade.
The leader of the band is Neeraj Shridhar who grew up in Sweden, listening to Hindi music of his parents who migrated Sweden from India.
The music of Bombay Vikings draws inspiration from the classic Hindi music of the 1940s-1970s however adds modern European influences . One example is "Zara nazron se kehdo", an Indian 2006 hit song, produced by European music producers Soundism .
Inspired original music
In classic Sanskrit literature there is a genre termed samaysya-purti, where an initial line is given (often taken from existing classics), and new compositions are written to conform to it. Bombay Vikings has sometimes taken this approach of some of its most memorable music.
For example, the original classic Bollywood songs from Barsaat (1949):
Hawa Mein Udata Jaaye Tera Lal Dupatta Mal Mal Ka (video search)
was expanded as a bilingual song:
Hawa Mein Udata Jaaye Tera Lal Dupatta Mal Mal Ka(2 Time)
Dil Pe Waar Chalaye (Tera Lal Dupatta Mal Mal Ka)Oh Oh
Only Wish I Ever Wished
Is If That I could Make Her Mine
She Wont Find Any Better Lover
Every Beat Of My Heart Will Rock Her Ohye Ohye (Video search)
* Zara nazron se kehdo (2006)
* Chhod do Aanchal zamana kya kahega (2004)
* Woh Chali (2003)
* Kya Soorat Hai (1999)Pictures and details http://AhaShare.com/torrents-details.php?id=17487