Overload To Perform at BNU Bestival 2013.

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Lahore: March 8 2013: Since the time 2013 began, Overload has been keeping quite busy with back to back performances at various venues around the country. On March 8th 2013, Overload is all set to perform at yet another interesting event in Lahore – the BNU Bestiva 2013l to be held at BNU’s Tarogill campus. Here, Overload will be performing various popular numbers including Narray Aah, and Batti. As The Loudest Band in Pakistan, the performance promises to be an unforgettable one for attendees and BNU.

A multi-category annual event by Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. the BNU Bestival 2013 is spread over a span of four days from 7th March up till 10th March. It is an exceptional, one of a kind experience that the students will not only enjoy but also learn from. It aims to provide a platform for talented amateurs to showcase their latent skills along with promoting student culture.

By associating itself with such a fest, Overload aspires to support and encourage liberal arts, and healthy competition in Pakistan, at the same time entertaining students like they’ve never been entertained before! The event provides a medium of interaction between the youth, which is inevitably the future of this country.
About Overload

Overload (Urdu: اورلوڈ) is a Pakistani rock band from Lahore, Punjab, formed in 2003. The group is directed by producer, lead vocalist and drummer, Farhad Humayun and keyboard/synth player, songwriter and composer, Sheraz Siddiq, who were soon joined by Hassan Mohyeddin on percussion along with dhol players Pappu Sain and Jhura Sain. The band has been widely regarded by many critics as being the “Loudest band in Pakistan”.

Since their inception, the band has released two studio albums and two live albums. The band released their debut self-titled album Overload in December, 2006. The album charted at the top in the local Pakistani music charts, and singles from the album included instrumentals “Dhamaal”, “Cursed” and “Storm”. After the release of the album, Pappu Sain, regarded as the greatest dhol player in the world, left the band due to ill health and was replaced by Nasir Sain. In 2008, due to the success of the band’s debut album, their single “Dhamaal” got nominated for the “Best Music Video” award at the Lux Style Awards. The band soon afterwards, recruited vocalist Meesha Shafi, who was spotted by Humayun at a college musical event, along with Humayun’s cousin Mahmood Rahman on lead guitar. This was followed by the band releasing their second studio album, Pichal Pairee, in 2009. Although, the album released exclusively as a digital download album, and has not been released on a physical medium, it still topped the charts locally. Singles from the album, “Pichal Pairee”, “Mela Kariyay” and “Dhol Bajay Ga!” were critical hits. In an online poll by Dawn News the band’s video for their single, “Pichal Pairee”, was voted as the third best music video of 2010.

In 2011, vocalist Meesha Shafi and Mahmood Rahman left the band. Subsequently “Dhol Bajat Ga!” was released as “Batti” with Humayun’s vocals, followed by Humayun taking over as the permanent vocalist and also being the drummer of the band. His vocals are comparable to classical rock that emerged during the 70s and 80s and has been well received by critics and the audience alike. The latest release by Overload which was a cover of a Syed Noor film song “Neray Aah” has been their biggest hit to date & the Overload

Live At The Apartment sessions have won the band more respect & critical acclaim.
Overload will feature on the upcoming fifth season of Coke Studio in which Farhad has taken over as drummer in the house band.

BAND MEMBERS:
Farhad Humayun – Drums/Vocals
Sheraz Siddiq – Synth/Keys
Nasir Sain – Dhol

SESSION ARTISTS:
Farhan Ali – Bass
Ahmad Waqar – Guitars
Umair Nadeem – Guitars
Kaala Sain – Dhol
Ken Zeerick – Drums

COLLABORATIONS:
Ustad Hamid Ali Khan

Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan
Khan Sahib Allah Loke
Mekal Hassan
Shahzad Hameed
Haider Hashimi
Sarmad Ghafoor
Haroon Shahid
Hassan Omar
Hassan Moheyuddin
Pappu Sain
Syed Shahryar Jabbar

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