Musicians at L’Oréal Summer Fantasy Event (Pictures)

March 17, 2011

Photography by Faisal Farooqui

[Lahore] L’Oréal exclusively presented their Spring/Summer 2011 collection in Pakistan through an innovative style show, ‘Summer Fantasy’ – a translation of the global beauty and fashion trends of the season by Nabila and Zain Mustafa with Hair by L’Oréal Professionnel and Make Up by L’Oréal Paris. In attendance at this exciting show were musicians Ali Azmat, Ali Zafar, Akhter Chinnar, Khalid Khan, Emu & Shallum of Fuzon, Junaid Khan of Call, Kiran Chaudhry and Farhad Humayun of Overload.

Summer Fantasy 2011 was complemented by live music produced by Emu with Balochi folk artist Akhter Channar, guitarist Shallum Xavier and bassist Khalid with a live dance performance by the chaap dancers. Performing a medley of 3 tracks, Akhter Chinnar presented Balochi rap composed on centuries old shepherds poetry which narrates the story of three plants that return with the gypsies to celebrate spring.

Aamir Zaki, ADP, Gravity & Blue Mango at PACC for “Come Alive” (Concert Pictures)

November 11, 2010

Photos Courtesy: Athar Khan

Stagewright productions in collaboration with United Pakistan held a concert ‘It’s Time To Come Alive” at the Pakistan American Culture Centre (PACC) as a launch for the former and to raise funds for flood relief on Tuesday.

Aamir Zaki, ADP, Immu and Khalid Khan, Gravity and Blue Mango and alumni (Ali Khan and Umair Shehzad. Khan) of the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) performing at the ‘It’s Time To Come Alive” concert.

Aamir Zaki was joined by Ehsan Bari on guitar and Hilary Furtado on saxophone.

[via – E Tribune]

Shaheryar Mirza – My Queen of Clay (Download Audio)

September 15, 2010

Shaheryar Mirza – My Queen of Clay (Download Audio)

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Artist: Shaheryar Mirza

Song: My Queen of Clay

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This song is Shaheryar’s way of paying homage to southern rock in these very uncertain times in Pakistan. Music beyond physical borders.


Recorded & Produced by Faisal Rafi.

Shaheryar Mirza – Vocals, Rhythm Guitars
Khalid KhanBass Guitar
Aamir ZakiLead Guitars
Aahad Nayani – Drums, percussions

The beat of his drum

June 13, 2010

By Amar Ayaz

[Originally Published in Instep Magzine]

To most people Louis J. Pinto is known as Gumby, a musician on his way to cementing his name in our entertainment industry’s music history, if he hasn’t done so already that is. When he was starting out as a wee lad dreaming about thrashing his drums amongst the best of them, he couldn’t have imagined that he was going to become a household name and considered as Pakistan’s top drummer by most, if not all.

Warid Glow Executes Massive Ad Campaign Featuring 10+1 Musicians [Updated]

10 Musicians Signed by Warid Glow

Since recently, there has been a new boom in advertisement industry of Pakistan to include musicians in the TVCs to target youth. This step specially by the telecom industry hasn’t only exponentially grabbed youth but has also paid off the hard-work of these Pakistani rock icons in the times where the album sales have declined massively .

After recent inclusion of Farhad Humayun, Noori, Call and Ali Azmat in PTCL EVO, Walls, McDonald’s and Ufone’s ad campaigns respectively, Warid glow has taken a step ahead to execute a massive ten-day ad campaign, that isn’t only one of it’s kind but also one of the best executed ad campaigns of Pakistan.

To me everything about this campaign has felt just perfect. By featuring these music maestros playing best of their solos along with state-of-the-art video direction by Soheb Akhtar of Ambiance films and high budgets, Warid has actually stolen hearts of music enthusiasts from around the country. There is something for everyone of us out there from Aamir Zaki’s blues to Farhad Drums.

The campaign lasted for 10 days featuring one musician a day along with one of the ten main features of Warid glow.

The company signed some extremly talented musicians of our music industry like Ahsan Papu (MHB), Farhad Humayun (Overload), Jaffer Zaidi (Kaavish), Saba Shabbir (Backing Vocals at Coke Studio), Read More

Fashion surrenders to Sufism

January 31, 2010

By Madeeha Syed

The venue has played host to some of the greatest music projects in the history of Pakistani pop. Image-maker extraordinaire Nabila had hosted a show that was an eclectic mix of art, fashion, folk and rock ‘n’ roll and had the audience seated in a circular seating arrangement with the band right in the center of the performance area. Making a formidable team with Ather Hafeez designing the costumes, Zain Mustafa for art direction, some of the best musicians in the country contributing to the music – Emu (keyboards), Shallum (lead guitars), Khalid (bass guitar) and Gumby (drums) – along with vocal talent in the form of Positive (Nazar and Yousuf), Saieen Tufail and Shehryar Tariq, Nabila made sure that the event was an experience that appeased and excited both the visual and the sound sensibilities of those present.

Profile Shoot: Gumby, Khalid Khan & Omran Shafique

January 17, 2010

Wardrobe: Kash Hussain
Photography: Fayyaz Ahmed
Styling: Sajid
Models: Gumby, Khalid Khan & Omran ‘Momo’ Shafique
Fashion Editor & co-ordination: Madeeha Syed

Source: BandBaji | Madeeha Syed

In the Drummer’s Den

By Khaver Siddiqi

Drummer Louis John Pinto, aka Gumby, talks exclusively to Images on Sunday about the new studio he set up with Mauj-frontman Omran Shafique and ace-bassist Khalid Khan, record producers, and what’s next in store for him.

A cool breeze rushes over the r