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Mumbai, Mahārāshtra, India | INDIE

Mumbai, Mahārāshtra, India | INDIE
Band Alternative Rock


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September 2010 - Underwaterseabird (EP)

April 2011 - Truth (single)



Spook are Mumbai based and born out of a previous one-off gig cover outfit comprising of drummer Zain Calcuttawala, violinist Clavell Santiago and guitarist cum lead vocalist Akshay Deodhar. With a desire to complete the line-up and move past the covers rut, they decided to take their music in a direction that was both fresh and relatable. It seems like it was meant to be, since almost in the same week, keyboard player Anis Gandhi (of Sledgehammer fame) and bass player Sonam Lama came onboard. Things clicked instantly and the band as it is today came to be.
October, 2010 saw the departure for Sonam Lama(for further education) and the subsequent inclusion of funk and gospel bass player extraordinaire Timmy Verghese.

Mostly classified as being Post-Grunge Pop/rock,
Spook go with the feel of the music they compose
and hence their music can be classified largely as
Alternative Rock. Influences are Pearl Jam,
Chris Cornell, Rush, Red Hot Chili Peppers,
Goo Goo Dolls, Alice in Chains,
Foo Fighters, Sting and Zero, to name a few

Akshay Deodhar - Guitar/Vocals
A professionally trained pilot,
an avid yachtsman, gamer,
and all round adrenaline junkie,
Akshay generally has a
pretty bad and dry sense of
humour onstage, and is constantly
under threats of violence from
the rest of the band should he not keep his bad jokes in check.
Influences – Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Sting, Rush, Porcupine Tree

Anis Gandhi - Keyboard/backing vocals

A B-school Pharmaceutical
industry professional ,
cricket and tennis fanatic,
total tech and tech literature
junkie, Anis is a smiling
man-bitch devil’s advocate,
but Musically is the bands
biggest in-house critic.
Influences – Dreamtheatre, Deep Purple, Sting, Van Halen.

Timmy Verghese - Bass guitar

A strikingly handsome
copywriter who sometimes
moonlights as a Malayalam
telefilm Raavan. He is the newest
member of the band and
brings in his experience
of playing with many bands
and genres like Funk and Gospel.
Influences – Dire Straits, Sting, The Rolling Stones, God’s Very Own, Rainbow, Mr Big.

Rahul Hariharan of (Bhayanak Maut) is currently filling – in on drums with Spook,after the departure of Zain Calcuttawala who parted ways with the band to pursue other musical ventures.