The Hectics (1958–1962) was an Indian school band. The members of the band were Farrokh Bulsara (later known as Freddie Mercury) (pianist), Derrick Branche (guitarist), Bruce Murray (lead vocalist and guitarist), Victory Rana (drummer) and Farang Irani (bass). The school band was formed while all five were students at St. Peter's School, Panchgani, an English boarding school in Panchgani, near Bombay (now Mumbai), India.[1][2]

The Hectics
OriginPanchgani, Bombay, India
Years active1958 (1958)–1962
Past members

Freddie Mercury (1946–1991) went on to become the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen.

Derrick Branche (born 1947) went on to appear in British films such as My Beautiful Laundrette and television shows such as Only When I Laugh, The Comic Strip Presents... and Father Ted.

Bruce Murray currently runs The Music Centre[3] in Bedford, England. His step-son Guy Griffin plays with British rock band The Quireboys.

Victory Rana became a general in the Nepali army and headed a UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus.[4]

Farang Irani joined his family's restaurant business and ran Bounty Sizzlers, a Pune restaurant.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ Queen Online – History: Freddie Mercury
  2. ^ 'Freddie Mercury was a prodigy': Rock star's Panchgani school bandmates remember 'Bucky'
  3. ^ The Music Centre
  4. ^ "MAJOR-GENERAL VICTORY RANA APPOINTED FORCE COMMANDER OF UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING FORCE IN CYPRUS – Meetings Coverage and Press Releases". United Nations. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  5. ^ How Panchgani made a rock icon called Freddie Mercury