|Origin||Panchgani, Bombay, India|
|Past members||Freddie Mercury
The Hectics (1958–1962) were Freddie Mercury's 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. The band only played at school events and were not allowed to venture outside for bookings.
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.
Victory Rana was a general in the Nepali army and headed a peacekeeping force in Cyprus. Farang Irani, the bass player, joined his family’s restaurant business and now runs Bounty Sizzlers, a Pune restaurant.
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