Hussnain Lahori was born in Lahore, Pakistan. Since early childhood, Hussnain was surround by music and grew up listening to the finest sufi rock band in Pakistan; ‘Junoon’. He supported every concert they held in Lahore and had the privilege of meeting all the band members, who where great inspiration to him. In 1998 Hussnain made the ambitious decision of wanting to pursue a career in music. He taught himself how to play the guitar, keyboard and started singing a little. Hussnain was vocally inspired by great artists such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Nazia Hassan, Sonu Nigam and Atif Aslam.
In June 2001 Hussnain’s family moved to the mill town of Rochdale, Greater Manchester in the United Kingdom. He studied Media and Technology at University where he graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree. Hussnain found himself taking part in competitions and open mic nights at the university, which allowed him to keep his musical passion alive whilst studying. He was finding responses from the audiences very positive, which gave Hussnain the confidence to pursue his dream.
After graduating in 2008 he decided to form a band. Hussnain started arranging musical pieces and performing across North West of England. Between 2009 and 2010 the band performed in venues across Manchester, Bradford and Halifax. Hussnain was always inspired by the unique sound of Sufi Vibes and that’s exactly what captured people’s attention.
As time went on Hussnain started finding his feet and built confidence in his performance which helped him develop his own unique style. Gigging with the band was a great experience for him as a musician but he decided that he needed to set himself a new direction to become a soloist.
Working various jobs, Hussnain saved some money and invested in a home studio where he started to write and produce his own material. When composing Hussnain based his lyrics on events experience by himself or people close to him. Hussnain sees music as a tool which proved for him as a great form of expression. Graduating in Multi-media wasn’t completely in vain as Hussnain incorporated his skills in producing music and videos for worldwide distribution.
Hussnain uploaded some covers on YouTube among which is a song by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan called ‘Mein tenu samjhawan ki’ which hit 3.5 Million views in 2 years and still counting. The first original song he released was called, ‘Harjaee’, on 12/12/12. It hit number 16 in the iTunes ‘World’ Charts and has been a big hit with his fan base. Prior to making his debut, Hussnain inherited his late grandfathers title ‘Lahori’ who was a renowned poet in Lahore and an author of many books used as syllabus in MA Urdu & Punjabi in Pakistan.
With Harjaee’s huge success and fan demand for another cover, Hussnain set about working on ‘Tum Hi Ho’ from ‘Aashiqui 2’ which he only recorded over a few days. ‘Tum Hi Ho’ was recorded as a duet with Nosheen Sarfraz another aspiring singer who always wanted to work with Hussnain.
September 2013 sees the release of his latest single ‘Jag Nalo Sohni Tu’ (#JSNT) which has been the most anticipated by his fans so far. ‘Jag Nalo Sohni Tu’ litteraly translated ‘You’re more beautiful than the World’ and portrays the feeling of ‘Love at first sight’. It’s a fun pop song for the dance floors with a fresh beat and simple but very catchy lyrics and melody. JNST reached Top 10 in iTunes world charts and also featured as the ‘track of the week’ on BBC Asian Network.
Hussnain has performed live alongside many UK and International artists. Venues such as Wembley Arena has heard the soulful melodic voice of Hussnain. He has established himself as one of the major Unsigned Independent Asian Singer-Songwriters in the UK. He won the Best Unsigned Act Award 2015 at the Pakistani Music and Media Awards.
Hussnain Lahori is an Ambassador for a UK Registered Charity called ‘Staying Put’ helping and supporting women who have suffered from domestic violence.
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BBC – Children in Need
Every year BBC raises thousands of pounds in aid for Children in need. Hussnain has been actively doing his bit to support this charity. The latest was busking for the bear where Hussnain performed live outside BBC London to raise money for children in need.
For more information visit the following link from BBC: