Bombay Bicycle Club
About Bombay Bicycle Club
Jack Steadman, Jamie MacColl, and Suren de Saram were only 15 when they began playing together in 2005, originally performing as The Canals.
∙ After bassist Ed Nash joined in 2006, the band adopted the name Bombay Bicycle Club, which it took from a chain of Indian restaurants.
∙ In 2006, Bombay Bicycle Club won a competition and were awarded the opening slot at that year’s V Festival in the UK.
∙ The band’s first two EPs, debut single, and breakthrough album, I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose, were produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Adele).
∙ Bombay Bicycle Club reached the top of the UK charts with their 2014 LP, So Long, See You Tomorrow, which was also nominated for that year’s Mercury Prize.
∙ During an extended hiatus beginning in 2016, Jamie MacColl made a documentary on protest music for the BBC and completed a master’s degree in philosophy at Cambridge.
∙ Their 2020 album, Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, hit No. 4 in the UK, marking the fourth time that a Bombay Music Club LP made the Top 10.