With demanding daytime factory jobs, the young Dalbir & Balbir enjoyed their evenings and weekends playing instruments and singing. They soon set up their band and named it Bhujhangy, meaning juvenile/childlike.
In 1969 the band approached a Birmingham-based record label Oriental Star Agencies and signed a deal. Their 1970 single Bhabiye Akh Larr Gayee became a huge hit nationally and was played in pub juke boxes all over the west midlands.
Balbir continued to perform actively at charity and fundraising events after the demise of his brother Dalbir in 2008 and is widely acknowledged for his contribution to UK Punjabi music.