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Meet the artists

December 23, 2012

Shahrukh Aslam (20): music influences are Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Porcupine Tree and Eric Clapton. Plays the guitar.

Alina Najam Butt (17): music influences are Bon Jovi, Avril Lavigne, Celine Dion, Pink Floyd, Jal, Ali Azmat, Ali Zafar and Strings. Sings and plays the guitar.

Abeir Shaan (21): inspired by Sufi music. Plays the Djembe (a percussion instrument) Jibraan Saeed (23): plays the saxophone (tenor/soprano). Music influences range from jazz, rock, blues to soul and funk.

Turaab Khan (16): music influences include Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Celine Dion, Mike Shinoda, Chris Martin and Xulfi. Main instruments include vocals, guitar and piano. Can also play the drums and ukulele.

Mujeeb Mustafa Rizvi (25): influenced and trained by Ustad Asad Amanat Ali Khan as a classical vocalist. Pursuing a solo career and playing sessions for Jal.

Asfar Hussain (21): influences include different people/musicians and music genres. Plays the rabab and a bit of guitars. Haider Abbas (21): primary instrument is the bass guitar besides keyboard and guitar. Influenced by progressive metal bands Dream Theater, Seventh Wonder and Opeth. Likes Mekaal Hassan Band.

Mansoor Lashari (20): plays drums. Influence in music ranging from classical to progressive metal.

Muhammad Haris Usmani (22): influences include Radiohead, Incubus, Porcupine Tree, Alter Bridge and Dream Theater.

Vocals and rhythm guitar.

Hamza I. Butt (22): influences include eastern classical/ghazal, Indo-Pak pop, western country, ballads and opera, Chinese ballads. Plays the violin and keyboard, and sings as well.

Rabi Ahmad (24): plays the guitars, harmonium and rubab. Biggest influence is John Mayer.

Adnan Dhool (24): as a vocalist influences include Sonu Nigam. As a songwriter, moments inspire.

Adrian David (22): listens to all sorts of genre and not confined to a particular style. Plays guitar, piano, harmonium and flute.

Fawad Hassan Zaidi (25): Plays guitar, tabla, rubab and djembe. Sometimes sings and writes music as well. Music influences range from eastern classical and blues to soft and hard rock. — S.S.