Indus Creed holds the distinction of long being India's premier rock band. The trailblazing group was formed in 1984, in Bombay (now Mumbai), India, and was then known as "Rock Machine". The line-up featured MAHESH TINAIKAR (lead guitar), Mark Selwyn (bass), Uday Benegal (vocals), Jayesh Gandhi (rhythm and lead guitar), Mark Menzes (drums) and Zubin Balaporia (keyboard). Rock Machine's first made their mark by bucking the cover-band trend in India. They are considered one of the principal forces responsible for overcoming the bias against original music by bands in India.