The Dusk formed at Fairfield College. In 2008 they competed in the Rockquest competition, and later the Band Experiments 2008 and 2009, where they made the final both years as a Peoples Choice wild card entry. They split up in September 2010, although three members (Nuttall, Francis-Deare, Sheehan) continued to play together for a short time as Hot Blooded Ripper.
- Ari Nuttall - Guitar/Vocals
- Stenn Francis-Deare - Guitar/Organ
- Emiko Sheehan - Bass
- Liam Clancy - Drums