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.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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 questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

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

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

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

  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 type of music do you usually work on?

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

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

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

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. 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.

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

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

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

  18. 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.

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

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

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

  22. 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.

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

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

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

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

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: WORLD/ JAZZ FUSION

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

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

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

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

  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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