22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Aziz & Dal

Paul Weller says: ‘They sound like The White Stripes of Mumbai. I love it!’

When Aziz Ibrahim aka “#LordOfTheStrings” met Dalbir Singh Rattan, aka “#TablaJedi” sparks flew! 
The AZIZ band was now reborn after the demise of the original band line up with Mike Joyce (The Smiths) and Andy Rourke (The Smiths).

Aziz Ibrahim’s unusual musical history is a journey unparalleled in rock.

From humble Manchester British Pakistani roots playing in reggae, rap and rockabilly bands, he began professionally in Simply Red (then ‘Asia’), and the Stone Roses, then was a songwriter for Ian Brown and Paul Weller – not to mention numerous other stars on the way. These experiences have culminated in his brain child – ‘Aziz’.

Dalbir Singh Rattan, Leeds born ‘Viceroy’ of Tabla, is a gifted player from the Banaris style. The power house that is Dalbir Singh Rattan introduces the future of British drumming in the shape of his mighty Tablas. Never has anyone experienced the rhythms and dynamics, not to mention the speed that this man is capable of!

Aziz Ibrahims’ song writing skills and Asian Mancunian guitar playing, coupled with Dalbir Singh Rattan’s exceptional aggressive drum skills, has given birth to a new genre of British music called the ‘Asian Blues’.

The ‘AZIZ’ live shows are an aggressive, enthralling riot of songs, psychedelia, melody and percussion that burns with an electrifying energy that delights every single audience with breath taking performances.  Don’t miss this performance at Nebula.