Published On: Mon, Nov 16th, 2015

Strings lined up after 20 years



Maintaining with the social media drift of uploading old pictures, Strin991984-Stringscopy-1447598492-819-640x480gs, which is an internationally highly praised Pakistani pop rock band, took their fans with an exceptional snap characterising the band’s unique four-member array. The band uploaded then-and-now pictures on their formal Facebook page, with associates photographed in the similar pose they hit all the way back in 1990. The band was first organized by four college students including Bilal Maqsood who was vocals and guitars, Faisal Kapadia who was vocals, Rafiq Wazir Ali who started as synthesizer and Kareem Bashir Bhoy who was a bass guitar in 1988. Although the early band traversed the innovative wave of Pakistani pop music, it was a renewal in the Pakistani music industry.

Separately from Bilal Maqsood and Faisal Kapadia, who are from the existing array, the photograph characterized previous associates Rafiq Wazir Ali on creator and bassist Kareem Bashir Bhoy. In the views of the leader, the group of four remade the envelope for their first appeared album titled Strings, which was come up in 1990. Getting separated paths following the release of their recorded album, Strings 2 (1992), the band associates gathered later than a space of approximately 20 years, the post read.

From the time when millennia has changed, Bilal and Faisal have been staging as Strings but a get-together photo was sufficient to fling their fans into a fury on Facebook, with some even contemplating whether or not the group would relapse to their unique lineup. A fan remarked on the picture, stating, “All four of you require to come together to make music. Strings were always a four-member band.”

In spite of multiple efforts, Strings were not accessible for remarks on a likely get-together. Strings lately carried out in a concert at the Global Village in Dubai together with Komal Rizvi. They have also wheeled the past two seasons of Coke Studio as producers.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.