Blending violin, trumpet, cello, guitar, ukulele and vocals, Close The Bombay Doors is the alias of Victoria based singer-songwriter, Ajay Parikh-Friese. Winning a Vancouver Island Music Award two year in a row (as well as being a five-time nominee), this 17-year-old has performed at a number of events including the Rifflandia Music Festival in Victoria. He is in the process of recording his debut album, ‘This Right Here’, drawing inspiration from City and Colour, Aidan Knight, Beirut, and Sufjan Stevens. When not playing solo, his performance band includes himself on guitar, uke, and vocals, Hailey Phillips on violin, Tuli Porcher on cello and viola, Logan Chester on bass, Cody Norton-Steeple on drumset, and Ben Parker on trumpet and flugelhorn.