Trincas has had live music every single day since 1961!
These days, you can catch
Kalash playing Indian popular music
from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Infusion playing Western music from 9:15 PM onward
Trincas began it’s music association six decades ago when Puri and Joshua converted the quiet tearoom and bakery into a restaurant with live floor shows.
With the addition of a stage to the restaurant in 1961, the renovations to the old Trincas were complete. Slowly, the magic of music started to transform the space... it would become legendary, not just as an Icon of Calcutta, but one of the Indian subcontinent, recognised far and away across the world as one of the most exciting places to be.
In the 1960s and 70s, formal wear was compulsory to attend an evening at Trincas.
Fashionable ladies would wear evening gowns to match smart gentlemen in jackets and ties.
The evenings were divided into 3 musical sessions – Tea, Pre-Theater and Post Theater – there would be saxophonists and Spanish guitar players, pianists, percussionists and trombonists.
Musicians would be in bow-ties while now-legendary crooners like Molly and Eve would dress in gowns reminiscent of classic Hollywood style!
In 1969 Usha Uthup made her debut at Trincas.
Clad in Kanjeevaram sarees and her signature bindi, she was the antithesis to the expected norm.
With her deep soulful voice, incredible stage presence and ability to capture a room, she soon bedazzled her listeners and became one of the most sought after singers in all of India!
Post Usha Uthup, in 1974, amongst others, Jenny took center stage, followed by Linda in the 1980s and early 90s and then Candace in the late 1990s and 2000s