About Us


Desi Roots is an amalgam of artists who have each practiced and performed art for over 15 years.

A Pop Rock Band based out of Delhi-Gurugram, they have been actively doing Performances, Live shows and Concerts across India since our inception in 2013.




and Counting……..


We have done over 500 shows hitting some great venues and Radio Stations – few of many are listed below.

J.W. Marriot, Mumbai & Delhi
IIT, Delhi
Orbis,The Leela, Gurgaon

Pullman Gurgaon
Ansal Institute, Gurgaon
Allenhouse Institue of Technology, Kanpur

Haldia Institute, Kolkata
Blue Frog, Delhi
Hard Rock Cafe, Andheri


Radio Stations

Red Fm 93.5
Hit Fm 95.0
Big Fm 92.7



Sumit Pratihast

The think-tank of the band started his journey at an early age of 7. The singer -Songwriter has learnt Hindustani classical, Sugam and Folk styles by the likes of Anirudh Pandey, Pt. Gyan Vistar, Sunil Sharma and Rajesh Shrivastava.

Having completed his Masters in Film-making and direction, Pratihast has since written songs for the band, has been curating our videos and even poster designs.

Some of his TV appearances include a promo for the music channel Sony MIX, NDTV, NewsX, News24, IBN7, DD etc. He also did a promotional tour with the band ‘PARIKRAMA’ for their Bollywood release ‘Manjunath’.

With ‘Desi Roots’, Sumit aims to produce music that comes straight from the heart and serve the world with nothing but fine quality entertainment.

Gavin Pacheco

Gavin has been active on the music circuit for more than a decade. After being awarded “bass player of the year” at the Jack Daniel’s national rock awards in 2008, he went on to perform with various artists like Jasbir Jassi, Harshdeep Kaur, Swanand Kirkire etc. at concerts in India and abroad.
He also composed the title track of the Bollywood film “Sharafat gayi tel lene”.


Palash Bedi

 Co-owner of “Overdrive studios” and “Your academy of music”, Palash started his musical journey with the band Higher Conscience which toured and performed all over India. He has also worked with artists/companies like yehbhi.com, Naaptol, 93.5 RED FM, Maame Khan etc.
Having a history of playing funk and pop rock, Palash has worked with many musicians/artist from all over the world as a musician or a producer.