The story of InRegalia begins in January 2010, when guitarist
Vijay Fernandes, having returned from the US after 10 years,
continued his dream of forming a band in his home country and
making it big some day.
As goes with most bands, the journey was filled with a whole lot
of auditions and frustrating experiences trying to get the plan
off the ground. Though primarily a guitarist, he even took on
vocal duties at a point, just to get things going; unfortunately
it didn't help to better the situation as a whole.
Surviving in the city of Mumbai is tough enough, but getting an
indie band going is even tougher. Plenty times he had to
fight through throngs of crowds in local trains, battling
through the Mumbai rains and water logging to make it to jam
sessions, only to find that some members had pulled a no-show. A
poor mindset is the key reason why most musicians fail to
achieve anything of substance. This coupled with a lack of
dedication, drive and commitment and the band dies before it can
With 2010 closing, at the end of a very stressful and
frustrating year, Vijay met bassist Duane Wilson at a jam
session, and things began to look hopeful. He had finally found
someone who seriously shared his idea of forming a band and
making it in the industry. Their plans for 2011 were already beginning to take shape.