The Hectics

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

The Hectics (1958–1962) were Freddie Mercury's (then known as Farrokh Bulsara) first music band; the other members of the band were Derrick Branche, Bruce Murray, Farang Irani and Victory Rana. The school-band was formed while all five were students at St. Peter's Boys School, an English boarding school in Panchgani, near Bombay (now Mumbai), India.[1] The band only played at school events and were not allowed to venture outside for bookings.[citation needed]

Derrick Branche (born in 1947, in Bombay, India) went on to appear in British films such as My Beautiful Laundrette and television shows such as Only When I Laugh as male nurse Gupta, The Comic Strip Presents... and Father Ted.[2][better source needed]

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 was a general in the Nepali army and headed a peacekeeping force in Cyprus.[citation needed] The late Farang Irani, the bass player, joined his family’s restaurant business and ran Bounty Sizzlers, a Pune restaurant.[4]