Live music since 1961!
Trincas began it’s music association six decades ago.
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.
Benny Rozario and his boyswere one of the highest paid bands in India.
In the early 1960s they called the Trincas' stage their home!
Musicians would be in bow-ties and suits,
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!
Other bands and soon-to-be great names followed,
combining their magic with Trincas' own brand of excitement...
While almost all other Classic Calcutta establishments from the 1960s and 70s s
lowly did away with live music,
it is with great pride, that Trincas can say that it's music still lives on
even 60+ years later!