Tribute to Nandu Bhende at Blue Frog Mumbai

  • Date / Time: 04/08/2014 : 10:00 PM
  • Location: Blue Frog
  • Address: Mathuradas Mills Compound,NM Joshi Marg,Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
  • Entry: Entry - Rs. 400
  • Organizer: Blue Frog

On May 8th, friends, family, and fans will come together to celebrate the life of Indian rock legend Nandu Bhende. Join us for performances by the Nandu Bhende Band, Lesle Lewis, Mihir Joshi, Zedde and others! Proceeds from the gate will benefit Aastha Parivaar, a health and advocacy organisation for Mumbai’s sex workers and their children.

Nandu Bhende was the son of the Marathi actor-director Atmaram Bhende and Dr. Asha Bhende (Lily Ezekiel).He was a theatre artist, singer, music composer and music producer. He was one of the pioneers of rock music in India.Bhende sang with 1970s bands such as Velvette Fogg, Brief Encounter and then Savage Encounter.

He later went on to perform the role of Judas in Alyque Padamsee’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar and the role of Jesus in the Bangalore version of the same opera; this lead on to further roles in Tommy, Fantastiks and Jaya. He was also a playback singer in Bollywood films, his most famous work being in the 1982 musical “Disco Dancer”, for which he received a Gold Disc.