Bolepur Bluez formed in August 2010 and released their debut album, The Soul Connection in December 2011, through EMI Records. The album stayed on top of the charts for three months. It was nominated for the Mirchi Music Awards and the Zee Bangla Gourav Samman Awards in 2012.
Bolepur Bluez was featured on television shows and on several radio talk shows.
Bolepur Bluez was the first Bengali band to perform at Bacardi NH7 Weekender (Red Bull Tour Bus) in Kolkata, 2013.
In 2016, The band also performed at Cadbury’s Mishti Fair at Salt Lake, Kolkata.
A previous band lineup was: Kartick Das Baul – Vocals, Aaron Darnal – Guitars, Ranjan Das – Bass, Kunal Kundu – Drums
In August 2015, Kunal Kundu announced a band lineup of Raju Das Baul – Vocals and Khamak, Kunal Kundu – Drums, Abhijit Acharya – Vocals & Dotara / Percussion, Kushal “Tony” Kundu – Lead Guitarist, Aditya Dutta – Bass Guitar.
The band released their first music video for the song “Hrid Majhaare,” which was produced by Rooh Music. The song was recognized as one of the most beautiful and enchanting Baul/folk songs from Bengal and was covered by various artists and bands in different styles. A previous version of this track was released by EMI Records in 2011.
The band released a music video depicting the love of the Hindu Gods, Krishna and Radha, inside a 150-year-old Rajbari (palace) which is now in ruins. The music video was featured on Pepsi MTV Indies. The original Hindi lyrics in this song were written by Kunal Kundu, the founder and drummer of the band.
The Soul Connection
The album was released internationally in December 2011 by EMI Records.