Gumby – Hotstepper of the week

August 23, 2009

Pakistan’s drummer par extraordinaire – John Louis ‘Gumby’ Pinto – has been one of Pakistan’s most renowned musicians for decades now. Gumby, who has played with almost every musical act in Pakistan, from Vital Signs and Junoon to Noori and the Mekaal Hasan Band and the past two seasons of Coke Studio, has emerged as […]

Harry Potter and the magical tunes of Pakistani pop!

August 5, 2009
Atif Aslam as Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the magical tunes of Pakistani pop! With the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the story of the ‘boy who lived’ is still ongoing amidst global fanfare. Instep spoofs Harry Potter with the local pop music industry… By Maheen Sabeeh and Saba Imtiaz Atif Aslam as Harry Potter Harry Potter […]

Gumby’s Blog Entry – Music is Serious Business

August 4, 2009

Music is Serious Business I’ve roughly been around this industry for about two decades and I sense deterioration in every possible way. Some come in the form of financials while others in form of jealousy and hatred. As children we are often given advice from our parents about following dreams and goals. But as we […]

Gumby’s Blog Entry – Drumming and beyond

August 4, 2009
Drums 1

Drumming and beyond Somehow there never seems to be a perfect ingredient when it comes to performing. You either have sound or then instrument blues. I always say to hell with technology. Make the most of what you have. So here are a few ingredients which when combined, should enhance your performance on and off […]

Five musicians heading for the top

July 26, 2009

There are always iconic musicians to every era who put professionalism in an energetic new light, here’s Instep’s list of five people who will define the decade in terms of presence. Ali Hamza (Musician) From singing with his brother Ali Noor to strumming the banjo for Ali Zafar and Saieen Zahoor at Coke Studio, this […]