Cinefonia is Bombay Rickey's debut record, released September 13, 2014. Called “the future of music” (New York Music Daily), Bombay Rickey is a five-piece band from Ditmas Park, Brooklyn that defies easy categorization. With a unique sound evocative of ‘60s movie soundscapes, the band 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.
Though only in existence for a couple of years, Bombay Rickey has already become a fixture at the world famous Brooklyn club Barbés, performed live on WFMU radio, and has had an original song featured in a television commercial for Citibank.
The band features Kamala Sankaram: vocals, accordion; Drew Fleming: guitar, vocals; and Jeff Hudgins: alto saxophone, vocals; with Gil Smuskowitz: upright bass; and Brian Adler: percussion. All longtime NY musicians, the ﬁve members of Bombay Rickey have done previous work with John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, Chicha Libre, and Alarm Will Sound, to name a few.
released September 13, 2014
Bombay Rickey • Cinefonia
Starring Kamala Sankaram, Drew Fleming, Jeff Hudgins
Featuring Gil Smuskowitz, with Sam Merrick, Timothy Quigley and Brian Adler
Recorded in Hoboken NJ and Brooklyn NY by Sean Kelly, Drew Guido and Jeff Hudgins
Mixed by Eldridge Goins in Austin TX
Mastered by Jim Wilson in Longmont CO