Second Hand Band
Second Hand Band is a musical group from Moscow, Russia.
Second Hand Band was formed in 1999 and plays "Russian roots with Caribbean fruits" music, mixing various acoustic instruments with a mass of electronics. Their compositions often featuretabla and vibes, guitars and sitar, trumpet and harmonica with a slow beat (around 100 bpm) and mellow singing.
Second Hand Band are four: Dubchairman on the guitars and electronics; he is the main conductor of the band. Rovny plays the bass, acoustic guitar and electronics. He makes lots of programming and arrangements together with Dubchairman. Aura – vocals. He also plays various ethnic instruments and writes most of the lyrics. Nail – the electric guitar and drum programming.
In the spring of 2005 Second Hand Band was named Best Lounge Band on the annual Russian Lounge Festival sponsored by Cafe Del Mar and Buddha Bar. The SHB gave a concert in the legendary Cafe Del Mar in August. The first European show took place in Spanish Empurio Brava in Mediterranean under the gentle summer sun and with friendly audience.