The band’s name was one of the 25 or so names I’d come up with during the time I played with a couple of cover bands when I was in the US. When I moved back to India, I’d pretty much set my mind on InRegalia, though I didn’t have a band. So, when the band was in its nascent stages, all the members at the time were fine with the band’s name when it was proposed to them. I’d always envisioned the music to reflect a bit of ethnicity but yet have it resonate with a mass audience. By design, the name fortunately made sense from that point of view.
We’ve been influenced by a number of bands and artists. Our sound is a melting pot and will continue to evolve. I would say Bon Jovi, Soundgarden, Def Leppard, Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden, The Police and Indian bands such as Indus Creed and Motherjane are just some of our influences.