Tag: Usman Riaz

  • Usman Riaz to score ‘Seedlings’ film

    Usman Riaz to score ‘Seedlings’ film

    Usman Riaz is writing new material for the forthcoming Pakistani Urdu-language drama film ‘Seedlings’. The film has been written by Summer Nicks and directed by Mansoor Mujahid.

  • Junoon20th – Usman Riaz – Saeen (Music Video)

    EMI Pakistan Presents SAEEN A FORWARD MEDIA Production Instrumentation written and arranged by Usman Riaz Based on ‘Saeein’ by Salman Ahmad & Sabir Zafar Featuring Usman Riaz Alfred Dmello & Saeed Sahab Screenplay by Usman Riaz Bilal Khan & Shayan Agha Directed by Bilal Khan & Shayan Agha Produced by Usman Riaz & Kashan Admani

  • Usman Riaz – Saeen (Instrumental) – Tribute to Junoon’s 20th Anniversary

    Usman Riaz – Saeen (Instrumental) – Tribute to Junoon’s 20th Anniversary

    Usman Riaz’s Tribute to Junoon’s 20th Anniversary

  • Live, breathe, sleep Junoon

    Live, breathe, sleep Junoon

    LAHORE – The trio was the heaviest thing that the Pakistani youth had ever come across. The hard, electric guitar riffs had sunk their talons in the minds of confused, angsty youth. Ali Azmat’s voice – oozing with power and machismo, but tinged with a haunting and yearning at the same time – crooned away songs of heartbreak, and belted out anthems of revolt against authority; Brian O Connell (a unique phenomenon of being a foreigner in a Pakistani band), a plucked placidly at his bass strings, cool as a cucumber, but producing some of the most solid bass-lines, while Salman Ahmed, who had once upon a time played for the Vital Signs, fiercely churned his guitars, almost to ear deafening level. It was an impeccable combination of gritty Pakistani rock – actual rock.

  • Junoon’s 20th Anniversary Album provides a platform for young musicians

    Junoon’s 20th Anniversary Album provides a platform for young musicians

    LAHORE: With Junoon’s 20th anniversary on its way, several local and young artists have been invited to revamp the band’s songs for an exclusive 20th Anniversary Album. The upcoming album will be an opportunity for rising artists to flaunt their signature styles globally through Junoon’s platform. Salman Ahmad, Junoon’s stalwart guitarist, researched and then contacted bands and artists through email encouraging them to contribute to the album.

  • Celebration: 20 years of Junoon

    Celebration: 20 years of Junoon

    KARACHI: Junoon may not be a part of Pakistan’s mainstream music after Ali Azmat calling it quits in 2005, but lead guitarist and founder Salman Ahmad believes it’s “time to put the ‘Junooni’ spirit back into your lives”.