The US based country Music Band BLENDED 328 Ft.THE SKETCHES a Sufi Music band from Pakistan performed in Karachi to Promote the Cultural Activities through Music between Pakistan and The United States Of America.
About Blended 328.
Blended 328 has created a hybrid form of country music that is truly unique and enticing. Crashing on the Nashville music scene in July of 2011 Blended 328 quickly became a local favorite, performing sold out shows at venues like The Hard Rock, MTSU, The Bluebird Cafe and 12th and Porter.
Although the band has only been together a short time, Blended 328 has performed for Ambassadors from over 50 countries around the globe, CEO's including Carlos Slim the wealthiest man in the world, college students, farmers, moms and factory workers.
They've played embassies, concert halls, colleges, outdoor festivals, tail gate parties and back yard barbecues. Blended 328 is the voice and face of America.
The Nashville Scene in their 2011 Best of Nashville Issue described Blended 328's sound as "Country music for the World".
The band was recently chosen for "What's Hot for 2012" by Campus Activities Magazine, the nation’s premier resource for college talent buyers.
Fran Hart (Vocals), Kimberly Phillips (Vocals), Katie Marie (Vocals), Seth Rooks (Bass),Thomas Spann (Drums), Mark Smith (Lead Guitar), Adam Stewart (Fiddle) and Gabe Jordan (Guitar)
About THE SKETCHES
The story of Sketches’ inception goes back to 2003, when Samejo, an English Literature student, and Naeem Shah, a Fine Arts student met at Jamshoro University and bonded over similar tastes in music. Shah would play the guitar and Samejo would hum along. Both musicians have a deep and abiding love for their cultural heritage and their interests range from sufi poetry and folk legends to the revival of traditional instruments and the indigenous music of the shrines.
Eventually their love for old folk stories and sufi saints fused with their taste for music like that of Vital Signs and Junoon, leading to the formation of a new sound, “What we eventually created was a little different; our individuality is the developed taste of sufi and pop, a merger of East and West.”
They released their debut album in February 2010 by the name of “Dastkari” meaning ‘one’s own creation’ named out of love for what they had created. The album, that contains songs in Sindhi, Saraiki and Urdu, bursts with ballads, alternative rock, sufi and folk. Sketches is not scared to experiment; their approach to combinations of different elements of music is simple: “We don’t have one genre,” they say, “Music is our genre.”
Lead vocalist : Saif Samejo
Lead guitarist : Naeem Shah
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