The Bombay Royale

The Skipper. The Mysterious Lady. The Tiger. A...unicorn?  A concert by Melbourne band The Bombay Royale is always an interesting event, so when I heard they were going to open for Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings recently, of course I booked right away!

I mean, a group specialising in mid-Seventies Bollywood songs (including their own originals in that style) was always going to be right up my alley - but they really deliver in their shows, not just by being musically tight, or by wearing costumes, but with bonus Bollywood dance lessons mid-show to boot. Change the lightbulb! Pat the dog! Disco drumroll!

Of course I wanted to photograph a little of the show - but not at the expense of dancing. So here are a few from my front-and-centre position, when I wasn't changing lightbulbs. It's always worth getting there early!

The Bombay Royale
The Bombay Royale
The Bombay Royale
The Bombay Royale
The Bombay Royale
The Bombay Royale

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