Ian Eldred:- (Vocals and bass)
Irish by descent, Ian has been an active musician in the underground music locale in Lahore, playing with a variegated range of band’s and musicians as a session bassist.
He is a summer graduate from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art In London and is currently pursuing a British Law degree. His passions besides music are Philosophy, literature, politics and jurisprudence.
Wahaj:- (Vocals/Rhythm Guitars)
Wahaj has been involved in the underground scenes a faire for over five years, playing with a varied range of bands, from Punk Rock to Soft-core ballads such as, Azaish, Newyork Reflections and Myle, he has performed at art venues all across Pakistan and he brings with him an important urban flavour to 13’s music. He is currently studying at Punjab University and his passions beside music are Film-making, dramaturgy and graphic designing.
Faraz Ahmed:- (Lead Guitar, Vocals)
Faraz has been vigorously entrenched in the Lahore underground locale for the last ten years playing with a wide range of acclaimed local bands such as The Trip and Mekaal Hasan and international artists like Heather Schmid (http://www.heatherschmid.com) , he received sterling accolades from music critics during his live sessions with Noori where he has hired by them as a session lead guitar player for their live acts. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Monash University in Australia where he also played as a session musician for a wide range of Rock bands in Melbourne as well as receiving a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Lahore School Of Economics. He is a guitarist that is known for not only his technical virtuosity but as well as possessing a creative and resourceful approach to music making. His passions beside music are Politics, dialectics and the study of comparative religions
Who is 13?
13 comprises of Faraz Ahmed, Ian Eldred and Wahaj all of them bring a similar yet distinct approach to their music, based on idealism, pragmatism and mysticism, experimentive yet understanding consumer tastes and concerns at the same time, taking a piece-meal approach to the crafting of their music to allow people to enjoy new unequivocal sounds yet at the same time making a sincere effort not to alienate them but rather make music that is palpable and easily listenable to.
Verse (Ian Eldred)
Roshni aur Manzil
Dil kay Ainay may dekho
Raastay to aur bhee hain
Inn ko azma kay daikho
Choo lo bulandyon ko
Paar laga do tum
Verse (Ian Eldred)
Dunya aur Manzil
Apni Ankhon say
Daikho aur Badlo
Dil kay ainay may dekho