Thursday, April 23, 2009

Official Announcement: Ali Alam has officially joined ADP and officially so has Rahayl Sidikey. Officially.

Yep, the rumors are true (by rumors, we mean Yasir and me talking and giggling amongst ourselves). Ali Alam has decided to ruin his life by officially joining the Aunty Disco Project as a full time member. This comes as a great relief to me because now we have access to the incredible songs Ali writes without having to plagiarize them and we also have the secret to his lustrous hair/beard combination.

Here were some of Ali's stipulations for joining the band.

1) Fire Yasir (we did it immediately)
2) Just kidding, don't fire Yasir. (oh dear.... this is going to be awkward.)
3) End feud with Ali Zafar (unacceptable)
4) Snacks must be mandatory during jam (accepted)
5) No sexual innuendo during jam (not accepted).
6) Hire a permanent, proper bass player so he can go back to playing guitar

Which leads me to my next bit of news....

Rahayl Sidikey from Mizraab is our new bass player!

Rahayl and I have been playing together for awhile, he's a fantastic bass player and he can play almost any style. He's been playing with Mizraab for over 3 years now and he's also recorded with solo artist Faraz Haider. I first played with him when we were part of Tee-Em's back up band for a Beatles tribute show. Then we played together for my side project "The Big Cheese" and hit it off muscially.

To be honest, we've always been on the lookout for a permanent bass player. Back in the days when Imran was in the band, him and I used to switch instruments midway through the set and then he would sing and play guitar with me on the bass. While this kind of became our trademark, the guys in the band hated it because it broke the flow of the concert and it was awkward and unwieldly. Plus Imran and I were both primarily guitarists so we were make shift bass players rather than proper ones.

I think that kind of bass playing defined our earlier sound. Since Imran and I both thought like guitarists, the bass playing on our earlier songs was more note oriented and punk-ish rather than finding a groove or laying a foundation with the drums. As a result, we always felt that ADP didn't sound as full or as powerful as it should have.

When Ali took over on bass duties, it was the same case, because he's also primarily a guitarist who we had slotted into a bass playing role. This also meant that we were missing out on his services as a guitar player and Ali really is quite an innovative guitarist in his own right.

Enter Rahayl. Originally Rahayl was going to play a one off show with us at Shanaakht where we were scheduled to perform an acoustic set. His playing really filled out our sound, and he was gelling well with the other guys, so after the whole debacle, we all talked about it and offered him a slot. He abused us all and told us that he was only into playing Michael Bolton covers. We were confused since he was the bass player for Pakistan's premier metal band. After cornering him with our superior logic and promising him 72 virgins (thats usually our male fan demographic), we got him to join ADP.

So there you have it everybody, please welcome Ali and Rahayl to the ADP family, I promise you, we're going to be bigger and badder and nuder than ever before.....


Blogger Faiz said...

yeah.... amazing... i m a big fan of ali alam but who is Rahayl Sidikey???
its good to hear tis news i knew u guys and ali alam are grat friends but i didn't knew that he is willing to join "ADP" Again WOW... AMAZING NEWS...

Kool Muzone

6:00 PM  
Blogger Faiz said...

"Rahayl Sidikey" he was in mizraab never heard of him...

6:06 PM  
Blogger Faiz said...

"5) No sexual innuendo during jam (not accepted).

we're going to be bigger and badder and "nuder" than ever before....."

u guys are disgusting :P and "bad, now u will be badder wow oh ho lagta hai PPP say thuknay k liye tayari hai :)"

6:13 PM  
Blogger Ambreen Haider said...

congratulations to all =)

time to update the "ADP is" in your "about me"?

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahaha... good post, and congrats.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Sadaff said...

oo is rahayl a permenant member of ADP and or still jamming with mizraab still?

10:45 PM  
Blogger uikhan said...

Congrats to the two new Aunties, and to the old ones for getting two amazing musicians. Lolz at Michael Bolton covers!

12:15 AM  
Blogger Mariam Shah said...

Yay for nuder!

2:38 AM  
Blogger Ali said...

Ali Alam? Ganda Banda? I have an MP3 of his 'dhoonda taroon mein'. I shouyld blackmail him with it :P

9:22 AM  
Blogger KM said...

i want to hear you and yasir giggling.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Yasir said...

trust me khiz.. you will NOT enjoy that..kheekheeekheeekhee..

10:10 AM  
Blogger Ali. said...


but what if mizraab and ADP play the same night...?

2:00 AM  
Blogger Ahsan said...

Oye Oba where can I download your songs?

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahayl is a great choice for session playing but Ali Alam is good only when it comes to vocals.

5:00 PM  
Blogger ali said...

thats really not fair...i also cook a mean cheese omelet.

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ali alam is the ballz.

12:46 PM  

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