RASHID ALI

VOCALIST, GUITARIST/COMPOSER

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I HAVE SPENT ALMOST 20 YEARS REGULARLY WORKING, COLLABORATING AND PERFORMING WITH OSCAR AND GRAMMY WINNING COMPOSER, A R RAHMAN ( BEST KNOWN FOR COMPOSING FOR “SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE”) AND HAVE SUNG SONGS FOR SOME BOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES WITH MILLIONS OF VIEWS.

I AM UNIQUE IN THE SENSE THAT I AM NOT ONLY A VIRTUOSO GUITARIST BUT ALSO AN EXCELLENT SINGER AND COMPOSER.

MY GUITAR TECHNIQUES AND STYLE ESPECIALLY ENCOMPASS JAZZ FUSION, INDIAN AND FLAMENCO GENRES.

ALTHOUGH I HAVE HAD HUGELY POPULAR BOLLYWOOD HITS, I HAVE ALSO HAD YEARS OF EXPERIENCE SINGING IN GIGS ACROSS THE UK, PERFORMING WESTERN SONGS AND MUSIC.

I BELIEVE THAT I HAVE AN ORIGINAL SINGING VOICE AND STYLE OF COMPOSING AND AM A SELF-TAUGHT MUSICIAN.

I ALSO TRACK, PRODUCE AND ARRANGE MUSIC MYSELF ON LOGIC PRO X FROM START TO FINISH USING PROFESSIONAL SOUNDING PLUG INS AND EQUIPMENT.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Rashid Ali
  • Jaco Pastorius
  • Rashid Ali
  • A.R. Rahman
  • A.R. Rahman
  • Michael Brook
  • Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

1 Reviews

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  1. Review by Roy D
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    An absolute gentleman, approachable and an incredible talent!
    Having worked with Rashid bhai and knowing him since some time now, I can totally vouch for his silken voice and virtuoso guitar skills.

Interview with RASHID ALI

  1. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  2. A: THERE MAY BE AND I HOPE TO FIND THEM IN TIME AS I JUST JOINED THIS WEBSITE.

  3. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  4. A: THAT I AM ONLY A SINGER AND GUITARIST FOR A R RAHMAN.

  5. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  6. A: WHICH IS YOUR NEXT PROJECT OR BOLLYWOOD SONG?

  7. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  8. A: I SANG FOR A BOLLYWOOD FILM CALLED 'JAANE TU YA JAANE NA" AND THE 2 SONGS FROM THAT SOUNDTRACK WERE BLOCKBUSTER HITS ACROSS THE ENTIRE WORLD ASiIDE FROM INDIA. PEOPLE STILL PLAY THOSE SONGS AND LOVE THEM. I ALSO HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF CONSTRUCTING THE GUITAR PARTS AND MAIN RIFF.

  9. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  10. A: NEW MUSIC COMPOSITIONS FOR SYNCS AND A NEW SONG WHICH I HOPE TO RELEASE SOON.

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: FOR TRACKING, I PREFER ANALOGUE BUT FOR MIXING, I LIKE THE SOUND OF ANALOGUE EMULATION PLUG INS WHICH STILL TRY TO RETAIN THE ANALOGUE SOUNDS.

  13. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  14. A: I LOVE WHAT I DO ARTISTICALLY BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE AND THIS IS THE PRIORITY TO CREATE SOMETHING AWESOME MUSICALLY.

  15. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  16. A: THE INSPIRATION OF WORKING ON A TUNE OR IDEA IN MY HEAD AND SEEING IT DEVELOP AND BLOSSOM INTO AN ENTIRE SONG OR PIECE OF MUSIC THAT TOUCHES PEOPLE'S HEARTS.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: ASK THEM WHAT THEY ARE TRULY LOOKING FOR TO GET A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR VISION.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: THAT THEY WILL BE TRULY HIRING A SINGER WHO HAS THE COMPLETE SKILLS PACKAGE- VIRTUOSO GUITAR PLAYING, SKILL OF COMPOSING, PUTTING MUSIC TOGETHER AND AN UNDERSTANDING OF PUTTING TOGETHER ORIGINAL MUSIC.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: GUITAR, MICROPHONE, MACBOOK, UAUDIO TWIN X INTERFACE AND USB KEYBOARD.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: TO ESTABLISH MYSELF AS A SINGER, GUITARIST AND COMPOSER. I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 25 YEARS OR SO.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: WORLD/ JAZZ FUSION

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: PAT METHENY BECAUSE HIS MUSIC HAS ALWAYS BEEN SO UNIQUE AND CONSISTENT.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: TRY TO PRODUCE MUSIC THAT IS VERY ORIGINAL AND NOT OBVIOUS BUT AT THE SAME TIME GRABS YOUR ATTENTION.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: WORLD AND FUSION MUSIC OF ALL SORTS.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: THE ABILITY TO SING AND PLAY GUITAR REALLY WELL.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: UNDERSTANDING FROM A VOCALIST, GUITARIST AND COMPOSER'S PERSPECTIVE. THE ADDED FEATURE OF ADDING UNIQUE AND CREATIVE CHORDS SINCE I COME FROM A JAZZ FUSION AND INDIAN BACKGROUND.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: START WITH A MELODY OR GUITAR RIFF AND THEN BUILD A RHYTHM AND GUITAR PARTS FOLLOWED BY SOFTWARE SYNTHS AND PADS.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: MacBook Pro 16 ( LATEST VERSION ) , UNIVERSAL AUDIO APOLLO TWIN X AND UAD SATELLITE DSP PROCESSOR USING AN ARRAY OF UAD PLUG INS, UNIVERSAL 710 TWIN FINITY MIC PREAMP AND NEUMANN TLM 103 STUDIO MICROPHONE FOR VOCAL AND ACOUSTIC GUITAR TRACKING. I USE LOGIC PRO X WITH MAINLY NATIVE INSTRUMENTS KOMPLETE 13 ULTIMATE COLLECTOR'S EDITION FOR SAMPLES ETC. I USE MAINLY GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM FOR ELECTRIC GUITAR AND OVATION CUSTOM LEGEND FOR ACOUSTIC WORK. BOTH GUITARS HAVE PREAMPS, TRACE ELLIOT PREAMP FOR THE ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND MESA BOOGIE V TWIN FOR THE ELECTRIC FOLLOWED BY NATIVE INSTRUMENTS GUITAR RIG PRO 6.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: PACO DE LUCIA, VICENTE AMIGO, AL DI MEOLA AND PAT METHENY ON GUITARS. STING, MICHAEL JACKSON, STEVIE WONDER FOR VOCALS.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: SINGING FOR INDIAN MOVIE PROJECTS AND GUITAR SESSIONS. APART FROM THAT, I CAN TRACK AND PRODUCE AN ENTIRE TRACK INCLUDING USING SOFTWARE SAMPLES.

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REVISIONS TO SONG ARRANGEMENT AND COMPOSITION ARE FLEXIBLE AND SONGS CAN BE TURNED AROUND IN A FEW DAYS DEPENDING ON COMPLEXITY. THERE WOULD ALSO NEED TO BE A ROYALTY SHARE AGREEMENT ON ORIGINAL SONGS

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  • APPLE MACBOOK PRO USING LOGIC PRO X WITH UNIVERSAL AUDIO INTERFACE AND PLUG INS PLUS VARIOUS SAMPLE BASED SOFTWARE .FOR VOCAL PRODUCTION NEUMANN MICROPHONE USED. GUITARS USEC ARE BOTH ACOUSTIC AND ELECTRIC . THESE ARE GIBSON AND OVATION MODELS
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