California based Raza is a renowned singer, songwriter composer and music producer/recording engineer, video producer/editor and is one of the most popular and sought after pop/soul artists. His latest singles are "The American Dream" is on several public and college radio stations around North America. His other singles include "Touch That Body", "Get You On The Floor" and "I Wanna Be There (Environmental Song" available on iTunes and all major online retailers.
Raza has performed live in Singapore, Russia (Eastern European Music Convention), Las Vegas, New York (New York International Music Festival). Also performing around Orange County in restaurants, private parties and Senior Assisted Livings. Raza's song "A Prayer For Michael Jackson" was well received by Michael Jackson's Official Myspace, they posted the song on their blog and wrote a Thank You email to Raza with appreciation.
Raza learned music by ear and improvisation. He was mostly influenced by his favorite artists, who he considers his best teachers, including Michael Jackson, George Michael, The Bee Gees, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Dr. Dre and many more. He learned how to write, record, produce, and master music fully independent of any formal training. Now he has added video and photography to his impressive self-learned repertoire of abilities and talents.
His early childhood memories come from the city of London, UK where he lived with his family and was influenced by many international musical acts. His father was an Airline Engineer and was sent, family and all, to the UK. After several years, Raza’s father was transferred back to Karachi along with the family. As a child, Raza was full of exuberant energy and interested in many things: he was excellent in mathematics and science and an awesome cricket player. He loved cricket as much as music. As the captain of his cricket team at 10-11 years old he drew complicated fielding diagrams for their practice and matches. He also loved to create things and when he learned about science and mathematics, he created his own Physics theory and worked for hours solving problems himself without any tutoring.
Raza says: “If I was not a musician I would have been a scientist and worked on creating new inventions for the betterment of mankind”.
Here are details about my music background and future projects.
* I have had huge success in Pakistan as a main stream artist/music producer with several #1 songs. Here is one of the hit songs that was number 1 for 7 weeks. I was also signed with McDonald's and performed Pepsi sponsored concerts.
* I have performed in Eastern European Music Convention (St. Petersburg, Russia) and New York Music Festival in Manhattan.
* Contract with Vivante and Atria for the year 2018 to perform live every month for their residents. I have several other gigs at churches, senior assisted livings and private parties.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP1TyQiiv3w (Live at a pa