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Riding on music

Get to know HSD — a Delhi-based rock band that is all set to perform in the city on June 9 at F Bar & Lounge, The Ashok.

music Updated: Jun 08, 2011 01:40 IST
Vaishali Bhambri

Get to know HSD — a Delhi-based rock band that is all set to perform in the city on June 9 at F Bar & Lounge, The Ashok.

Who are they?
Half Step Down are a Delhi-based rock band.

Why should you care?
The band is known for their fun vibe as well as a style of music that doesn’t restrict to any one genre. Their music can be called a mix of blues, with heavy doses of rock'n'roll and reggae.

How long have they been around?
The band was conceived in 2005 and began performing in 2006.

Why did they choose this name?
Since they used to tune their guitars half step down on (D sharp) from standard tuning pitch while performing, this particular name stuck with them. It also gave them a nice acronym — HSD.

What makes them click?
It’s the chemistry between the members, which is sometimes achieved instantly or takes hours in the jam room.

What do they hate about upcoming city-based bands?
The disregard shown towards the sound engineers.

Why do they love to perform in Delhi?
Delhi’s crowd is fun. Also, it’s their home.

What are they remembered for?
Their performance at the Great Indian Rock Festival in 2010 that was sold out.

What’s their online connection?
Check out more at www.halfstepdown.com and their Facebook page.

Catch them live here
What:
Harley-Davidson Rock Riders Season 2
Where: F Bar & Lounge, The Ashok
When: June 9
Entry Fee: Free Entry
Time: 9pm
For passes, contact: Capital Harley-Davidson 9560932222

Meet the members
Dhaval Mudgal, 26, Vocalist, Favourite Band: Pearl Jam
Carl Abraham, 24, Bass guitars, Favourite Band: RHCP
Srijan Mahajan, 23, Drums Favourite Band: Porcupine Tree
Shiv Lumba, 29, Piano Favourite Band: Led Zeppelin
Alvaro Lopez, Guitars Favourite Band: Led Zeppelin