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Halfro formed in Philadelphia in 2009. Originally assembling under the name “Chocolate Milk,” the quintet merged the excitement of live instrumentation with the head-bobbing lyrical depth of hip-hop. Vocalist Dave Patrick met producer and keyboardist Andrew Aulenbach in high school, and they began work on a mixtape for Patrick. Drummer Justin Davis was featured on several tracks of the group’s first project, and became an integral member shortly thereafter. While studying at Temple University, the trio met bassist Luke Reitz and saxophonist Curtis Arnett. They immediately began writing and recording original, eclectic music and starting making rounds at local live venues. Select performances include opening for Wale and Chiddy Bang at the Concert Venue Liacouras Center, as well as playing on bills with Nikki Jean, Dice Raw, Shinobi Ninja, Mic Stewart and a list of others. After more than two years of steady gigging, the group is in the studio working on their debut album, So Far To Go, in March 2012. Halfro continues to push the boundaries of music through their exploration of sound, and strives to create hardworking, humble hip-hop.