Related Information for Himalayans The Himalayans began their partnership towards the end of 1990 in a dark and overly damp rehearsal studio located under the streets of San Francisco. Although things weren't so great underneath the city, above ground was a thriving music scene full of new and talented bands playing in any one of the many local venues. Guitarist Dan Jewett and drummer Chris Roldan started the band from the ashes of numerous failed bands in an attempt to add a new sound to this developing music scene.. read more