Fuzön

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Fuzön
Origin Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Genres Alternative rock, Pop rock, Experimental rock
Years active 2001–2004
2007–present
Labels Sound Master (2001–2004)
The Musik Records (2007-present)
Associated acts Ari Roland Jazz Quartet, Nofel
Members Khurram Iqbal
Shallum Asher Xavier
Imran Momina
Past members Rameez Mukhtar
Shafqat Amanat Ali

Fuzön (Urdu: فیوزن, literal English pronunciation: "fusion") is an alternative rock band from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan formed in 2001. The name has been derived from fusion as the former vocalist Shafqat Amanat Ali describes the band as a fusion of Pakistani classical music and modern rock music.

The Fuzön art insists on setting feelings above mere technique; and creating an individualistic genre of mold breaking music.

Fuzön encompasses hybrid styles of exquisite melodies and everlasting pop/rock instrumentation.

History[edit]

Shallum Asher Xavier and Imran Momina were the founding members, who decided to put their heads together as they realised the similarities between their musical ideas and tastes.

Meanwhile, Shafqat Amanat Ali who had been singing for a few years had happened to drop into Immo's recording studio for an assignment. Shafqat's vocals so impressed the duo, that he was signed up with Shallum and Immu to form the band "Fuzön".

Shafqat had to leave the band to concentrate more on his solo projects. He was replaced by Rameez Mukhtar.

Members[edit]

Imran Momina[edit]

Imran Momina (aka "Emu") is a multi-dimensional pianist and a composer, who has been playing since the age of 13. Technically proficient, self-tutored Imran has a universe of possibilities at his disposal. Emu has an uncanny knack for orchestrating memorable music.

Shallum Asher Xavier[edit]

Shallum has music running in his family. Having started to play the piano from the age of nine, he shifted tracks and began playing the guitar.

Rameez Mukhtar[edit]

Rameez Mukhtar discovered the hidden vocalist within himself at the age of nine while singing in shows. While thinking back upon the element responsible for kindling the singing passion in the lad, Rameez profoundly expresses the contribution of his siblings who only took singing as a hobby.

Khurram Iqbal[edit]

Khurram Iqbal was a youngster that participated in the Indian Talent show "Saregamapa- Singing Superstar".

Discography[edit]

Saagar (Virgin Records; CD; Rs. 199, Cassette; Rs. 65) features 12 tracks, with a common strain of rock melodies blended with Pakistani classical and folk vocals. The opening track Aakhon Kay Saagar gave rise to their popularity within Pakistan. Following songs, Akhiyaan, Terey Bina and Khamaaj were played in heavy circulation on the TV and FM stations of Pakistan and India. Fuzon was the first band to release their debut album Saagar concurrently in both Pakistan and India.


Regular studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Ankhian
  • Ankhon Ke Sagar
  • Khamaj
  • Tere Bina
  • Deewane
  • Neend Na Aaye
  • Suna Suna

Upcoming Album[edit]

Currently, Fuzon has been working with their new vocalist Khurram Iqbal on their very new album. Emu has stated that its release is yet to come.

Trivia[edit]

  • Shafqat Amanat Ali is Pakistani.
  • Shafqat's first entry into Bollywood, India's Hindi language film industry, was the song "Mitwa" from the film Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna.
  • Shafqat can be heard in the song Yeh Hausla from the Nagesh Kukunoor film Dor.
  • Shafqat has released his debut solo album "Tabeer" in September 2008.
  • Fuzön's songs "Mora Saiyan" and "Tere Bina" are featured in Nagesh Kukunoor's Hyderabad Blues 2.

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