Song: Tu Nahien
Directed by Sohaib Akhtar
Irtaash is ,
Yasir Jaswal on Vocals / Lyrics
Umer Sohail on Lead Guitars
Muhammad Talha on Bass
Fahad Khan on Rhythm Guitars
Wasim Kamal on Drums
Ureed Akbar (eddie)
Manager – Irtaash
Irtaash was formed back in November 2001 when the band performed for the first time on stage with Yasir Jaswal on vocals, Farook Shah on lead guitars and Kaiser on rhythm guitars and a computer playing the bass and drum beats. Irtaash played their first ever single Kaali Raatien and received a lot of applause from the crowd. The band made its initial recordings at Grey Matter Studios Islamabad. The song made Irtaash popular; Kali Raatien was everywhere, on Radio and the Internet. It was the most requested song on FM 101 in 2002 and remained in the top ten song for 08 straight weeks in a show called High Voltage on FM 101. Later it also made it big on other radio stations.
Almost after a year of Irtaash Kaiser left for higher studies abroad and Umer Sohail replaced him on Rhythm Guitars. Soon Talha (Bass Guitar) and Ali Nadeem (Drums) joined Irtaash and the band line-up was complete.
Irtaash started to storm audiences everywhere and soon became a big name in the underground scene of not only Islamabad but Pakistan. The Band released another melodious demo song called “Khauf” in summer 2006 which received almost 60,000 downloads in one month.
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Later that year (2006) Irtaash released the video of “Kali Raatien” Directed by Zeeshan Parwez. It was aired on all major music channels of Pakistan and brought even more miracles for the band.
By the end of 2006 Farooq Shah (Lead Guitarist) decided to go abroad to pursue his studies, Umer took the responsibility of being the Lead guitarist of Irtaash. Fahad was introduced on Rhythm Guitars. Irtaash decided not to compromise on sound quality and choose to the record the whole album from S & M Studios (Sarmad Ghafoor). Band has managed to come up with a distinct and superb sound which today makes Irtaash different from others.
With the album ready all looked set for Irtaash until Ali Nadeem finally decided to leave for abroad to pursue studies as well. Ex-Rung drummer Wasim Kamal was called forth as a session drummer for Irtaash until he was finally included in the line up in late 2009.
In this particular song ‘Tu Nahien’ Sarmad Ghafoor has featured on Lead Guitars.