(10/22) Bombay Rickey, eclectic “operatic-surf-noir”

bombay rickeyCalled “the future of music” (New York Music Daily), Bombay Rickey is a five-piece band 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.

IMAThe 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, Phillip Glass, Anthony Braxton, Chicha Libre, and Alarm Will Sound, to name a few. Bombay Rickey released their debut album, Cinefonia, on September 13, 2014, which won the “Best Eclectic Album” at the 2015 Independent Music Awards.

$15 ($18 day of); $12 WKC Member ($15 day of); $11 under 19
Tickets available online until 7Pm on Friday (10/21) and at the door on Saturday 10/22, starting at 6PM. Doors open at 6:30.

Listen to Cinefonia by Bombay Rickey here

2016 is our 41st Year of Celebrating the Arts & Life in the Catskills!


The West Kortright Centre is a thriving arts & community center in a bucolic farm valley that has been celebrating the arts and life in the northern Catskills since 1975.

Outstanding Performances
Shakespeare in the Valley
Compelling Workshops
Stellar Gallery Exhibits
Annual Gala Dance
Landscape & Garden Tour
• Glorious Wedding Spot

Legendary Performers Past & Present

The Centre, known for presenting fine programming in an acoustically warm and intimate auditorium, has enticed hundreds of musicians, actors, writers and other performers from as far away as Ireland, Italy, Zaire, Ukraine, Jamaica, Angola, Palestine, Uganda, Cuba, Haiti, Peru, Zimbabwe, Mali, Sweden, Morocco, Israel, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Argentina, and Brazil.

Artists presented at The West Kortright Centre include composers John Cage, Meredith Monk, Peter Schickele, and Virgil Thomson; poets Allen Ginsberg, Sekou Sundiata, and Hayden Carruth; [Read More…]