When a new place opens up in Bombay it gets lots of press since there are so few entertainments options. For the past month, everyone has been talking about Blue Frog and how it will jump start the Mumbai music scene. I finally had a chance to check it out over the weekend and it was pretty good overall. The live band playing was Ma Faiza, a group that was playing Goa trance music. The cover charge to get in is Rs 300 (USD 7.50), which ain’t bad for live music. Drink prices were fairly reasonable.
However, getting to the place was a pain in the ass. There are no signs for the place, that might work for the Viper Room in LA, but in this case it’s sorely needed. It’s located in Mathuradas Mills Compound (across from Kamala Mills Entrance) the mill area is a major hole in the wall. However Blue Frog is like an oasis in a sea of crap.
Simran Mulchandani runs the place. If i’m not mistaken he used to run the Azura Asia Opportunity Fund, an Asian long/short macro fund. They received an investment from Man Investments’ RMF division.