Welcome to Bombay Baja
Bombay Baja are one of Europe's first Indian brass bands, they specialise in performing processions at festivals, Asian weddings, and other high profile events. The eight-piece brass band consists of musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds ranging from Bhangra to Jazz and Classical, they play a range of instruments including, trumpets, trombones, saxophones, dhol players and percussionists.
The concept behind the band is based on traditional brass bands from the Indian sub-continent called Band Baja's. Band Baja's have become part of the Indian culture and play an essential role at any high profile event, they are regularly seen marching through the towns and villages dressed in their military outfits.
Bombay Baja have created their own unique style by combining popular Indian melodies togetherwith the powerful rhythms of the dhol, they dress in eye catching outfits and have the versatility to perform processions on the streets as well as being able to play on a stage.
They have become one of the most sought after Asian Wedding bands in the UK, here they perform a procession into the Gurdwara, Mosque or Mandhir and then go onto introduce the bharaat (bride groom and his guests) to the brides family for the Milni (Meeting) ceremony. Asians weddings are usually a very grand and colourful occasions with hundreds of guests, Bombay Baja guarantee to get the guests up and dancing and are usually one of the main highlights of the wedding. They have performed at numerous weddings and recently performed at the wedding of H Dhami - UK Bhangra Star Bombay Baja perform all the top Bollywood, bhangra and Punjabi tunes as well as Indian wedding songs. Bollywood is based in Mumbai (India) and is the home of the biggest film industry in the world. Indian movies are usually musicals and thus the soundtracks from Bollywood movies achieve the biggest sales figures in the Asian music industry.
Bhangra music originates from the UK and is a fusion between Punjabi folk together with influences of western pop music. It usually contains the powerful beats of a dhol drum and is undoubtedly the most popular form of Indian dance music.
Bombay Baja have been entertaining crowds at events all over the country and guarantee to create a carnival atmosphere every where they go, they have even performed processions alongside horses and elephants.
Bombay Baja have lead processions for a number of VIP guests and dignitaries at high society events, and have also appeared on a numerous TV networks including: CNN, Carlton TV, BBC news, Zee Asian TV, and Bollywood 4 U. They have also made a live performance on BBC Radio WM, BBC Asian network, and
the Radio XL Roadshow.
Bombay Baja performed at the premier of Shilpa Shetty's film Metro and also appeared in the Blockbuster Bollywood Movie (Salaam-e-ishq) starring Salman Khan & Priyanka Chopra. The shooting for the song "Tenu Leke" took place in Trafalgar Square, Millenium Bridge and Oxford. This song was featured on Jonathan Ross's Film 2007 and is one of the biggest blockbusters of 2007. There are a host of other superstars in the film including Anil kapoor,John Abraham, govinda, Vidya Balan,Akshaye Khanna, Ayesha Takia, Sohail Khan, Perizaad Zorab,Juhi Chawla. They also appeared alondside John Abraham in the movie Jutha hai sai (1800 love).
Bombay Baja also featured on a track (Viah ke lavenge) by Bhangra Legend A.S Kang , the album was asmash hit and the video for the song recievced extensive airplay across India and the rest of the world.