Farzad Farzin

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Farzad Farzin
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Farzad Farzin Live in concert
Background information
Birth name Farzad Farzin
Born (1981-06-24) June 24, 1981 (age 36)
Origin Iran
Genres Persian pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Actor, composer
Instruments Keyboard, Piano, Guitar
Years active 2001–present
Labels Chehreye Khandan, IranGaam, Navaaye Raameshe
Website http://www.farzadfarzin.net/

Farzad Farzin (Persian: فرزاد فرزین‎‎) (born 24 June 1981 in Abadan, Iran[1]) is an Iranian singer, song writer, arranger, and actor.[2]

Music career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Farzad Farzad was one of the founders and original band member of the Corouz Group in 2001. He left the band before they could release their first album. Farzad's spot in Corouz was taken by Shervin Sohrabian.[3] Farzad had left Corouz Group for personal reasons,[4][unreliable source?] but obviously did keep the rights to all songs he had created for Corouz Group.[5]

Solo career[edit]

After many revisions in terms of content, title and record label, he finally was able to release his first (legal) album Sharaareh in 2005[6] on the Navaaye Raameshe label.[5]

His second (legal) album Shock took quite a while to see the light of day. Originally it was planned for release in 2006, but was postponed. This was mainly due to the fact that his new album(s) were leaked on the Internet prematurely.[7] As a result, he had a hard time publishing and performing his work inside Iran legally. In the mean time he was able to give a couple of European concerts together with Mohsen Yeganeh[8] in the Netherlands and Germany in May 2007.[9][10] The second album Shock was finally released in 2008.

To avoid the same problems from happening again, Farzad tried to come to some sort of understanding with blogs and pirate websites not to freely distribute songs from his next album directly after its release in stores.[11] For his third album Shaans Farzad was so afraid this it would be leaked and bootlegged that he released the album prematurely on a late afternoon, with a misprinted cover![12] He was so nervous that he could not sleep for nights.[13] While (legal) music television is non-existent inside Iran, it was quite a novelty that this album was promoted in movie theatres and on VCD/DVDs with a 3-minute music video medley[14] featuring four of the new album's songs.[15]

Late August 2010, he managed to make his European chart debut with the second song Chikeh Chikeh from his third album Shaans[16] and managed to stay there for two weeks with an introduction to his new album.[17] This received high attention in the Iranian on-line media.[18][19]

Acting career[edit]

Farzad Farzin also has a modest acting career. His first role was that of singer in the movie Pesaraane Ajori,[20] directed by Majid Gharizadeh. Many years before that he appeared in many shortfilms as well as the TeleFilm Donyaaye Mahboob, directed by Arsalan Amirhosseini.[4][unreliable source?] Farzad Farzin recently starred in a motion picture about an aspiring singer whose biggest dream is to sing a song for the Persian Gulf while standing on a boat.[21] He also featured on the soundtrack.

Filmography[edit]

  • 2017 : Asheghaneh (TV Series) (Director : Manochehr Hadi)
  • 2013 : Sag Haye Poshali (Director: Reza Tavakoli)
  • 2011 : Concert Roye Ab (Director: Jahangir Jahangiri)
  • 2007 : Pesaran Ajori (Director : Majid Qari Zadeh)

Discography[edit]

Farzad released the following albums with a government permit.

The following albums were leaked on the Internet before Farzad was able to secure a government permit for official release. As a result, Farzad Farzin did not get the necessary permits and was even barred from publishing any work for a certain period of time.

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