|Born In :||Denmark|
|Genres :||Pop, Hip-Hop, Rock, Bhangra|
|Web Site :||bombayrockers.com|
Bombay Rockers is a Danish/Indian band, popular in India. Their debut album Introducing has gone five times platinum with sales of over 100,000 albums.
In 2002, the Indian singer Navtej Singh Rehal (Naf) was introduced to the Scandinavian producer-team WCA (Thomas Sardorf and Janus Barnewitz) and started out mixing a hybrid of R&B, Hip Hop and Bhangra-influenced vocals, reflecting on their varied cultural backgrounds. Naf, 27, delivers the Punjabi vocals. Thomas, also 27, performs with English vocals.
Their first collaboration, “Ari Ari”, got massive national airplay in Denmark and became a favourite of left field DJs. In July 2003, Bombay Rockers went on stage with the house duo Filur at Roskilde Festival in front of roughly 25,000 people. A month later they were performing in the “Images of Asia” festival, as well as playing numerous concerts in Copenhagen and the rest of Denmark. In February 2003, they performed with the famous English DJ project Panjabi MC.
“Sexy Mama”, their follow-up, released in late 2003, was the first official single from their album Introducing. This track again received airplay all over the country. The next hit single “Rock tha Party” became a major radio hit. Danish national radio had it on A-rotation, it was on top of the Danish Dance Chart and the Danish Single Chart.
It was published on various compilations released in Denmark throughout 2004. While their third single and video for “Wild Rose” (shot in Dubai) and debut album Introducing… was promoted in Denmark. Bombay Rockers’ debut album was released in more than 32 countries worldwide in 2005. In Germany “Sexy Mama” was released in mid-2005 and is getting a lot of airplay and buzz.