Ramooz is a Kashmir-based band formed by Zeeshaan Nabi on lead vocals, guitar, keyboards and electronic instruments, Ayan Joe on bass, guitars and backing vocals, and Srinath S. Kumar on drums and percussion. Both members accompany Zeeshaan Nabi during live performances of their original songs while also combining forces on improvisational pieces on stage. Since July 20, 2019, the band spent five months in Kashmir under complete lockdown working on their first studio album (with work shifted to Delhi in November 2019), while remaining together as a musical unit for over the last five years. Their first official performance was at The Piano Man (Gurugram) on January 5th, 2020. Their first music video from their album will be released in April. Meanwhile, here is a sample of their music from their live shows.
Song: Sham-e-Firaaq (Live at The Piano Man)
Song: Kalaam-e-Faiz (Band Jam Session)
Song: Ruud (Live at The Piano Man)
Song: Vaadi (Live at Kasheer Fest '19)
Song: Aalav (Kasheer Fest '19)
About the Band
Lead Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards and Synths
Zeeshaan is a music producer, composer and singer-songwriter based in Kashmir. He completed his foundation major in western and Indian classical vocals, diploma (major composition) along with music production and preparatory course specialising in music composition (level 4,5,6 in western classical composition) from the A.R. Rahman founded K.M. College of Music and Technology (Chennai). He did further specialisation from Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) where he studied experimental music and composition. Zeeshaan moved back to Kashmir in November 2017 and started building his studio, Meerakii.
Bass Guitars, Backing Vocals
Ayan is a trained bassist and guitarist who studied music in Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music in Chennai. He has been playing stringed instruments since the sixth grade to the extent that he decided to pursue advanced academic studies in music later on in life.
SRINATH S. KUMAR (SHINU)
Originally from Kerala, Srinath was possessed by the art of percussion from his birthplace since an early age. At seventeen, he formally started playing drums to then pursuing an academic degree in music at University of Delhi. In 2019, he relocated to Kashmir in order to record the album for Ramooz.