Monday, September 24, 2012

Interview with Qaiser Zain Ul Abedin The great Awarded Musician

I always wanted to play the drums, I started playing at the age of 18. I've been playing professionally for 17 years. I love playing football, I work out. I love writing, recording and producing music. I enjoy working with different artists, meeting new people, travelling. I have the raw talent of reading people, I get along with people very easily. I am drawn towards darkness, I love staying in the dark. The only time I get out during the day when it's a sunny day. I prefer being in a crowd, since I live alone I am constantly thinking about music. I am extremely loyal, caring and loving, I am happy the most when I see others around me happy.

Which musical  instrument do you play?
I play the drums, percussions and the guitar. I sing as well. I use cups, tables, buckets as well to make music. The door, windows, the ground. I write mostly using the guitar. I am a simple guitar player. I wish I was a great guitar player like John Petrucci. My favourite drummer is Mike Portnoy and Joey Jordison from Slipknot.

What and who did really inspire you to get into music field?
My father is my greatest inspiration because he is a great doctor and I want to be just like him, but I am happy that I am Pakistan's best drummer right now. My father and mother are very proud of me. My other inspirations are: A.R. Rahman, Mike Portnoy, Joey Jordison, Nearl Peart, Carter Beauford and many more! I also get inspired by street drummers! I often find them on youtube. new drummers inspire me, often new drummers play in odd time signatures, which drives me to get better.

What problems did you face to achieve your career?
When my father first heard about my desire to play music professionally, he was very upset. So, I left home and I stayed away for 8 months and I promised myself to make something of myself. I was invited to play with pakistani pop artist- Shehzad Roy within the first year, we toured Ireland. My father heard about it and called me back home, ever since then he's been very happy for me. The problems I have now are basically technical- we usually think one way and something else happens!

Who have you worked with?
I started playing the drums prfoessionally in 1996. I used to play at various clubs in Karachi. My first band was called- Yellow blue boys, along with that I was playing in a band autopsy gothic, focusing on heavy metal. Then, I moved on with a popular Pakistani artists called Najam Sheraz, Junoon, Junaid Jamshed, Harron, Faakhir, Strings, Atif Aslam, Ali Azmat, Komal Rizvi, Karavan, Jal, and now I'm currently touring with a very talented young Pakistani singer- Qurat-ul-ain Baloch.

What are results of your achievements?
My achievements- I have been blessed because I have travelled the world. I have my own studio where I record with all of the big names from the Pakistani music industry. I have won the best drummer award from MTV India. I have been nominated thrice for being the best drummer here in the Pakistani music industry. I have worked and toured with all of the best artists from the Pakistani music industry.

How do you see the work nowadays in your field easy or difficult ?
It's a bittersweet combination. It can be easy and difficult at the same time, since different artists have very different tempraments. So, one has to adapt and improvize and like any other area in life, there are always hurdles to cross. Touring takes a lot of you so, travelling can be extremely tiring, re-locating to different cities and countries can be strenous and daunting, but it's all part of the journey as a musician. The more we grow the more we learn and progress. For me, my favourite musicians who work with me are: Sean Arnaz- on guitars and Bradley Dsouza on bass, Adeel Mirza on keyboards. Heidi Dean, Faisal Ali Khan and Qurat-ul-Ain Baloch on vocals.

What are your plans for the future in your field ?
My future plans- I currently have a project I work on. Where I get all the big names from the music industry and I collaborate with them. I have my own band called QZAP- We are working on our album, a vidoe is in the works and we will use various instruments, artists. We are also looking at touring internationally, hopefully. It's an experiment, I work with very talented, young artists and musicians. Some of them are already playing with some of the big names in the industry, playing different genres, different singing styles, different cultures, different languages. Sean Arnaz who is on guitars is currently playing in a popular Pakistani rock band- AZAL, he is a talented singer/songwriter as well. He has been playing professionally for 13 years and has also travelled the world with various artists, including his own band. Bradley Dsouza, our bassist is a gifted young bassist. He is extremely talented. Adeel Mirza- keyboards- A music teacher and a gifted singer/songwriter, he is also a great keyboard player.
QZAP- Qaiser Zain-ul-abideen project- a culmination of different artists, from very different cultures, coming together and creating magic. Our goal is to put out a great album and a world tour. 

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Interview with Javed Hafeez Solo Guitarist

I have gud and attractable personality, i am a Guitarist from Karachi Pakistan playing guitar since last 8 years, well i am down to earth, friendly and sometimes moody & aggressive person ..

How did you start interest of music?
My interest in music since childhood.

Who inspired you in start?
For music, my life is my inspiration & in music the bands like Dream Theater, Mr Big and yeah i inspire by many Guitarist (John Petrucci, Randy Rhoads, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kirk Hammet and others are in list..)

Which things was not easy in your carrier?
To find passionative, responsible & honest band mates, and perfect platform in our sinking music industry.

What is your result now?
Learning music, and find my way to a perfect journey in music scene & for result stay connected to my Youtube Channel.

Who you worked with?
I recently working with my friend Xim vocalist of Sultanate band and now with Khawer vocalist of Kareeb band and as a solo artist (instrumental Guitar player) and i always worked alone on compositions, lyrics, music arrangement and recordings session.

How do you see the profession of musician these days is easy or difficult?
Yeah it is quite hard nowadays because situation is not gud in Pakistan especially for artist.

What are your future plans?
Future plans are not decided yet, working without plans. 

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Interview with Zohaib Khawar Great Musician

Zohaib Khawar born in october 1992, has been contributing to the music industry from his early childhood. Starting from keyboard at the age of 7, Zohaib Khawar has greatly enhanced his music and vocal skills and made quite some name by supporting and uplifting different Radio and TV channels through his recordings, commercials and jingles. He has also worked with some of the most renowned and acclaimed artists of industry. Zohaib Khawar also had a deep relation with so many radio stations and sung so many Radio commercials and Jingle songs for different local products.....Currently residing in Jhelum, he is working on his own Album and also pursuing his education.

Zohaib Khawar awarded as Best Singer of Jhelum in a Regional competition in year 2008. Achieved number of awards from different occasions held at Schools, Colleges, Universities as Singer and Musician.
Performed as a Guitarist and Vocalist with various artists of Industry like Shahbaz Khan, Qurat-ul-Ain Baloch, Bilal Saeed, Jawad Ahmed, Kamran Akhtar, Jarrar Rizvi, Qadir Ali Shaggun, etc. Also composed and arranged various Jingles for Radio & TeleVision.
Education :
Currently Doing Bs (Hons.) Computer Science from University of Gujrat, Pakistan

1. Got 4th position at PTV National Song Competition "Ae nigar-e-watan" out of 600 participants from all over pakistan
2. Got Best Performance Award from Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi
Started learning basics from Keyboard at the age of 7 years, and then gradually started Guitars and now doing both.

My father is great inspiration for me to enter into the music field. He is Music Graduate (Punjab University Lahore) in Sitar and Shagird(student) of Ustaad Nafees Ahmed Khan. So in this musical environment i got interest in this melodious field & learnt the Western Music Basics and its collaboration with our Eastern Music Scales...!

Problems in Achieving Career:
Competition in Overall Music Field has grown up rapidly by the Advent of Private Media Channels. Now-a-days song is not listened but watched.. Means most of the people who can invest in the videos can become a singer in this regard and can get promotion and fame through money. I think the the audience should listen good music and promote the music of those people who properly learnt it. I think this is the main problem which is spoiling the true upcoming talent !
With Whom  have  you worked with?
I am working as a Musician (Guitarist) with "Night Chords -  The Band"
Working as a Music Arranger and Recordist at "Zohaib Recording Studios and Music Productions" Working as a Music Director with a NGO "Sehar Ministries"
Working as a Event Manager for Arranging Concerts and Events at "Sunrise FM 95"
Results of Achievements:
Well these days I'm performing with various bands and TV Channels as a Singer and Guitarist too, Meanwhile also arranging music albums for various artists.

How do you see the work nowadays in your field Easy or difficult?
I think that the work in this Music field has come to difficult these days because now a days one have to promote himself on all channels and Media’s to make his identity. People have lots of options to see and listen, and they used to listen the music with heavy budgeted videos. I think this thing has made difficulty for most of the Artists of the Age.

Plans for the future in your field?
Currently working at my album, which will soon release. Also planned to do some Fusion in Instrumental music like the collaboration of instruments like Sitar with Bass Guitar and Grand Piano..!

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