LUX Style Awards 2012: Music Nominations

Nominations for the 11th LUX Style Awards were announced in Karachi this week. The Awards office of Pakistan’s most credible and coveted Awards released nominations in 26 categories in the genres of Film, Music, Television and Fashion.

The LSA Film Jury voted for Bol across all three categories. Shoaib Mansoor’s Bol was the sole film that made the grade and qualified as a bonafide entrant for an Award that is given out for excellence in cinema.

Time out with Farhad Humayun (Interview)

By Haya Khan

Overload is rocking the airwaves once again and their latest video Neray Aa is turning up the heat on all the tv channels and the internet with drummer and founder Syed Farhad Humayun at the helm as lead singer chalking up another winner. The departure of singer Meesha Shafi from the band not too long ago has propelled Farhad into taking quick charge and thereby steering Overload towards even greater success.The fans love him and Overload’s new direction. So how does it all shape up for the cool rock star with the “loudest band in Pakistan”? The man himself took time out recently to answer a few questions.

Meesha Shafi’s Restraining Order Against Farhad Humayun (Scanned Documents)

April 12, 2011

Earlier this month, we reported Meera Shafi, more commonly known as Meesha Shafi claimed rights over Overload’s ‘Batti’.

Whereas Overload’s frontman (Farhad Humayun) said that he has the legal rights over everything ever produced by Overload. “Furthermore Batti is legally a new song all together with different lyrics, different title and different music as compared to Dhol Bajay Ga.”

Attached below are the two restraining orders (dated March 22, 2011 and April 8, 2011) by Meesha against not only Farhad, but the public at large as well.

Overload – Batti (KM Single Review)

April 1, 2011

By Hasan Faridi

The LOUDEST band in Pakistan is back. And making more noise than ever.

The famous rock band Overload from Lahore, Pakistan, which formed in 2004, has gradually gained popularity through its diverse and awe-inspiring music ever since the beginning. The group has released two albums, one self-titled, released in 2006, and one in 2009 named Pichal Pairee.

Overload now consists of Farhad Humayun on vocals and drums (one of the best known drummers in Pakistan), Sheraz on keyboards and Nasir Sain on the ear-pounding Dhol. Session artists include Farhan Ali on bass, Shahzad Hameed and Haider Hashmi on guitars and Kaala Sain on the Dhol. Meera (Meesha) Shafi is no longer within the line-up.

Overload – Batti (Dhol Bajay Ga) [Video Shoot]

March 2, 2011

Overload‘s ‘Dhol Bajay Ga‘ has gone through a complete renovation in the musical arrangement, with the same melody and chords in place but Farhad Humayun on the vocals and Shahzad Hameed on the guitars.

The new video of “Dhol Bajay Ga” which has been directed by Farhad Humayun & Hassaan Ashraf is almost ready to hit the airwaves and Humayun promises its release after the World Cup hysteria simmers down. It has been shot by Maraam, Abroo & Shoaib and the wardrobe is done by fashion’s most potent brand, HSY.

Watch out for the new singer & the new guitar player.

Farhad Humayun: Meesha Shafi is no longer part of Overload

Overload’s frontman Farhad Humayun says his band has no place for Meesha Shafi or Mehmood Rahman, reports ETribune.

Overload is a rock/fusion band originating from Lahore, Pakistan, formed in 2004. The band are directed by founder and drummer Farhad Humayun. The band is regarded as the “Loudest band in Pakistan”.

Overload released its second album, ‘Pichal Pairee‘ in 2009 with Meesha Shafi as the lead vocalist. Now that the lead vocalist is pregnant at the peak of her career, there is really just one way forward for any band.

Farhad Humayun, the founder of Overload revealed that Meesha Shafi and Mehmood Rahman are no longer a part of the band. In fact, their new single, ‘Read More