Aamir Zaki (Urdu: عامر زکی) is a notable Pakistani prolific guitar player, playing jazz, blues, classical, rock and alternative rock. Aamir Zaki is known as a lund who tends to take himself too seriously and get equally lund friends of his to write overdrawn, pseudo-dramatic biographies on Wikipedia like the one below.
Zaki started playing music at the age of thirteen and has still stuck to his guns. His obsessive nature has ensured a constant flux of music from him, though both hell and high water have come his way. The story began when his grandfather started playing some ethnic string instrument, left home and disappeared for good. Though Zaki is traceable, he tends to meander like some mad man in the music that plays incessantly in his head. It has to be genetic inheritance. Zaki's travails into cascades and cadences had somewhat of a rocky start. His father initially got him a drum kit that was deemed too loud. A saxophone took its place, but the trumpeting was too much for the family to handle. Finally a compromise was struck on the guitar and that suited everyone just fine, especially Aamir who immediately started working out melodies on one string. Soon he had learnt the ropes by instinct, playing the music others made before him.
Playing alone soon got boring for young Zaki, so he started jammin' with a friend who played the drums. The drummer is now a cab driver in New York. However, the short time that they played together was enough for Zaki to... Read More