Yasir & Jawad, a musical ensemble, started playing together in 2008. Yasir Khan is a self-taught Rabab and guitar player and has been playing Rabab for the last 7 years. At the beginning he mostly used to play traditional Pushto tunes but his main influence came from Psychedelic and Hard Rock music. His favorite bands are Pink Floyd, Guns N’ Roses, REM, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Metallica and this exposure to a variety of rock bands gives his Rabab music a unique touch. Jawad Iqbal is a self-taught guitar (rhythm) player. He is also a backing vocalist and songwriter. He is more into Rock and Country music. His inspirations are from Buffalo Springfield, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Dave Matthews Band, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young and Bob Dylan. Wali Khan Aurakzai, who would never get serious, joined the band in 2010 and is the lead vocalist gifted with a soulful voice. His presence has brought boundless animation to the band and since 2010 he is the lead vocalist. Wali’s thorough knowledge of Pushto music and poetry adds a nice flavor to the lyrics of the band’s original compositions.

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