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About Irfan Ahmed

Bollywood Singer Songwriter, Wedding, Birthday Party, Private Event. What ever the event, I have got you covered when it comes to live music
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Over the past few years Irfan Ahmed has proven himself commercially with the extraordinary success of two multi award winning singles “Lak Nu Hila” and “Soniye”. After signing a record label deal with Bollywood’s top brand “T-Series” Irfan reached the wider audiences of India, Pakistan and UK Asian music scene. But the Pakistani-born singer, songwriter, musician, and producer was also eager to prove himself artistically when it came time to release his second single for year 2019, B4U nominated him as the artist of the month and played all his previous releases in conjunction with recent music hits. Irfan took his first leap in to video direction and choreography, and decided to shoot with renowned film star “Sana Fakhar” as the main model. A meticulously crafted singer songwriter replete with sparkling melodies and sleek, danceable grooves, his work decimates everything people may think they know about this musical polymath, who has not only written, composed, and co-produced his own music, but also for other artists spanning a range of genres, including upcoming singers from Lahore, Amritsar and London, “Mo Khan” a London based signed music producer for “Universal Records” recently joined forces with Irfan for the production of “Lak Nu Hila” and “Soniye”, says — “Irfan is one of the very few artists that are capable of showcasing their strong vocal capabilities not only inside the recording studio but also on stage, where many lac in showcasing vocal pitch, range and voice control”. Irfan allows himself to truly be seen, not only as an artist but also as a human, which meant stepping out from behind the detached façade of lovelorn balladeering and being transparent about his emotions and influences. On the lyrical front, “Subha Hoi” is largely about Irfan’s struggle to find a way to express his relationship with his mother, who has always been there to support him in his musical journey as well as be the light in the darkness of his early childhood days. Irfan’s life has hardly been normal since his mother passed away. "I always wanted to use music as an expression to tell the story of my life and the struggles from Lahore to London, — losing my mum has affected my life in good and bad ways unimaginable," he says. “The first two singles — "Subha Hoi," and "Apna Safar" — cover that territory. "Whenever I met anybody who heard my songs, they often knew more about me than I knew about myself, after writing “Subha Hoi” Irfan quickly realised that he has to keep on moving forward and continue doing what him and his mother loved the most, " he says. "Apna Safar — is about the new beginning, it’s about a journey of life, because it’s not about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." — something Irfan addresses on self-acceptance anthem "Apna Safar," which opens with the following lines: "Naya raasta nai manzilain ab hain saath / Dhoondo agar, chalo dar-badar meray saath / milay ga yaqeen, vo manzil jo hai dill ke pass. After “Apna Safar”, Songs like "Lak Nu Hila," and "Soniye" detail different aspects of the rarified life of someone who feels like he should be enjoying the glittering lifestyle of fabulous parties and ample romantic opportunities, but just doesn’t, "I thought I was supposed to go to all these parties and be this type of person so I’ve always shoved my anxiety under the carpet because I didn’t think anyone cared to hear about it," he says. “This song touches on that, but I also wanted to make sure that my coming songs, at the end of the day, are more fun and commercial because some people choose not to listen to the lyrics. They just want to go to the club, listen to the beat, and have a great time. And that’s totally fine, too." Irfan, whose perfect pitch means he is often distracted by identifying the notes sounded by passing car horns and leaf-blowers, began playing guitar at age 13 and attended both the Punjab University Collage of Art and Design, (Lahore) where he graduated in Graphic Design and Goldsmiths College of Music, (London) where he majored in music production. At the age 15 he joined his first underground band “Spell Binders” and toured across the country performing for audiences of all age groups and cultural backgrounds, this did not only allow him to master the art of stage performance, but also a deep understanding of complex live musical improvisations as a band lead vocalist, to achieve his goal of making people want to “dance and cry at the same time,” Irfan, allowed his love for Pop and late ’80s/early ’90s classics to shine through, which upped the music’s sophistication level several notches. "I was influenced by artists who were proving something when they broke off from their groups," Irfan says, citing Ali Azmat and Salman Ahmed after Junoon, Atif Aslam and Gohar Mumtaz after Jal, Haroon and Fakhir after Awaaz!. "When Atif left Jal! he wanted to show the world that he could produce records like ‘Jalpari’ and ‘Bheegi Yaadain’ on his own," Irfan says. "He didn’t do it in vengeful way. He was just showing people how musical he was. That was really my goal as well." citing Junaid Jamshed after he became solo, backstage at a memorable concert where he shared stage with his musical hero at the glorious venue “Lahore cultural complex” ("I could never imagine I will ever be able to get a chance to perform alongside my idol, Junaid Jamshed! I grew up listening to his songs, always number 1 on the charts, it was definitely one of the best stage experiences I have ever had.") Irfan says. He then moved on to join his next major band Music Math, part of Jupiter’s Productions, to further enhance his expertise for live performances. His classical training is on full display, along with his impeccable influences — which range from Asian greats Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Nazia Hassan, Junoon, and Sajjad Ali to R&B and Pop songwriter-producers Michal Jackson, George Michal, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, and Robbi Williams. For all of his success, Irfan still sees himself as the kid from Model Town, who played guitar and sang songs in cafeteria when he bunked his lectures and made mixtapes for the girls at collage. "I still have the same deep infatuation with chord changes, girls, and food,” he says. "Nothing’s really changed. I still find myself to be a pretty humble guy. Every room I walk into I think I’m the worst songwriter and I have to prove myself. But it’s because of that that I get better.”

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Film / TV music, Acoustic, Light music, Bollywood, Asian music, Easy listening, 1990s era music, 1980s era music
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding proposal, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Cruise, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist, Sound technician, Audio engineer, Actor, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching
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Song list

“Soch Na Sake” Airlift (2015)
“Sab Tera” Baaghi (2016)
“Kaun Tujhe” M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)
“Humsafar” Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)
“Darasal” Raabta (2017)
“Dilli Wali Girlfriend”Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
“Aaj Ki Party” Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
“Afgan Jalebi” Phantom (2015)
“Selfie Le Le Re” Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
“Nachan Farrate” All is Well (2015)
“Tutti Bole Wedding Di” Welcome Back (2015)
“Chaar Shanivaar” All is Well (2015)
“Ishq Karenge” Bangistan (2015)
“Dil Cheez Tujhe Dedi” Airlift (2015)
“Akkad Bakkad” Sanam Re (2016)
“Humne Pee Rakhi Hai” Sanam Re (2016)
“Sau Tarah Ke” Dishoom (2016)
“Ki Kariye Nachna Aaonda Nahin” Tum Bin 2 (2016)
“Luv Letter Remix” The Legend of Michael Mishra (2016)
“Nachna Aaonda Nahin” Tum Bin 2 (2016)
“Tutak Tutak Tutiya” Devi (2016)
“High Heel Te Nachche” Ki & Ka (2016)
“Rail Gaddi” Devi (2016)
“Cheez Badi” Machine (2017)
“High Rated Gabru” Guru Randhawa (2017)
“Tamma Tamma Again” Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)
“Lift Teri Bandh Hai” Judwaa 2 (2017)
“Main Tera Boyfriend” Raabta (2017)
“Badri Ki Dulhania” Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)
“Galti Se Mistake” Jagga Jasoos (2017)
"Hawa Hawa" Mubarakan (2017)
“Move Your Lakk” Noor (2017)
“Radio Song” Tubelight (2017)
“Ye Jawaani Teri” Meri Pyaari Bindu (2017)
“Piya More” Baadshaho (2017)
“Sweety Tera Drama” Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017)
“Gulabi 2.0” Noor (2017)
“Whats Up” Phillauri (2017)
“Tamma Tamma Again” Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)
“Suit Suit” Hindi Medium (2017)
“Move Your Lakk” Badshah (2017)
“Butterfly” Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017)
“Disco Disco” A Gentleman (2017)
“The Goggle Song” Mubarakan (2017)
“Nachange Saari Raat” Junooniyat (2018)
“Aaja Nachle” Aaja Nachle (2007)
“Ghahra” Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
“Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)
“Pinga” Bajirao Mastani (2015)
“Dheere Dheere Se Meri Zindagi Mein Aana” Aashiqui (1990)
“Nazar Ke Samne Jigar Ke Paas” Ashiqui (1990)
“Ek Sanam Chayie Aashiqui Ke Liye” Aashiqui (1990)
“Dil Ka Aalam” Aashiqui (1990)
“Mujhe Neend Na Aaye” Dil (1990)
“Tumhe Apna Banane Ki Kasam” Sadak (1991)
“Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin” Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991)
“Adayein Bhi Hain” Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991)
“Dekha Teri Mast Nigahon Mein” Khiladi (1992)
“Koi Na Koi Chahiye” Deewana (1992)
“O Lal Dupatte Wali” Aankhen (1992)
“Mouka Milenga To Hum” Dilwale (1993)
“Ye Kaali Kaali Aankhen” Baazigar (1993)
“Mile Tum Se Bichhad Ke Hum” Salaami (1993)
“Subah Se Lekar” Mohra (1994)
“Dil Mera Churaya Kyun” Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995)
“Ghar Se Nikalte Hi” Papa Kehte Hain (1996)
“Ho Nahi Sakta” Dilijale (1996)
“Choodi Baji Hai” Yes Boss (1997)
“To Chalun” Border (1997)
“Ae Ajnabi” Dil Se (1998)
“Pyar Kiya To Nibhana” Major Saab (1998)
“Pehli Pehli Baar Mohabbat Ki Hai” Sirf Tum (1999)
“Aaja Re” Aah (1953)
“Mohabat Ki jhooti Kahani” Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
“Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh” Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960)
“O Mere Sanam” Sangam (1964)
“Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya” Guide (1965)
“Gulabi Ankhen Jo Teri” The Train (1970)
“Beshaq Mandir Masjid” Bobby (1973)
“Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko” Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973)
“Yaad Aa Raha Hai” Disco Dancer (1982)
“Neele Neele Ambar Par” Kalaakaar (1983)
“Chehra Hai Ya” Saagar (1985)
“Pehla Nasha” Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1991)
“Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin” Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991)
“Aur Is Dil Mein” Imaandaar (1987)
“Gazab Ka Hai Din” Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
“Ae Mere Humsafar” Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
“Akele Hain To Kya Gham Hai” Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
“Mere Rang Mein Rangne Wali” Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
“Aaya Mausam Dosti Ka” Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
“Kabootar Ja Ja Ja” Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
“Dil Deewana” Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
“Jeeye To Jeeye Kaise” Saajan (1991)
“Tu Na Ja Mere Badshah” Khuda Gawah (1992)
“Tere Dard Se Dil” Deewana (1992)
“Tera Jaana” Anari (1993)
“Dil Jab Se Toot Gaya” Salaami (1994)
“Mujhse Juda Hokar” Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994)
“Pehla Pehla Pyar” Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994)
“Mausam Ka Jaadu” Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994)
“O Rabba” Zamaana Deewana (1995)
“Dil Mera Churaya Kyun” Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995)
“Tere Bin Ek Pal” Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999)
“A B C D” Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999)
“Maiyya Yashoda” Hum Saath - Saath Hain (1999)
“Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Mein” Dhadkan (2000)
“Hum To Dil Se Haare” Josh (2000)
“Morey Piya” Devdas (2002)
“Silsila Ye Chaahat Ka” Devdas (2002)
“Bairi Piya” Devdas (2002)
“Ankh Hai Bhari Bhari” Tum Se Achcha Kaun Hai (2002)
“Kaahe Chhed Mohe” Devdas (2002)
“Hamesha Tumko Chaha” Devdas (2002)
“Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai” Jism (2002)
“Kasam Ki Kasam” Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (2003)
“Mujhe Haq Hai” Vivah (2006)
“Do Anjaane Ajnabi” Vivah (2006)
“Milan Abhi Aadha Adhura” Vivah (2006)
“Tum Se Hi” Jab We Met (2007)
“Lahu Munh Lag Gaya” Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
“Laal Ishq” Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
“Galliyan” Ek Villain (2014)
Aaj Ibaadat” Bajirao Mastani (2015)
“Mohe Rang Do Laal” Bajirao Mastani (2015)
“Aayat” Bajirao Mastani (2015)
“Jeeta Tha Jiske Liye” Dilw ale (2015)
“Jaadu Teri Nazar” Darr (2015)
“Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Paagal Hai” Saajan (2016)
“Bahut Pyaar Karte Hai” Saajan (2016)
“Aitbaar Nahi Karna” Qayamat: City Under Threat (2016)
“Lag Ja Gale” Woh Kaun Thi? (1964)
“Tum Se Hi” Jab We Met (2007)
“Tum Hi Ho” Aashiqui 2 (2013)
“Mast Magan” 2 States (2014)
“Soch Na Sake” Airlift (2015)
“Sab Tera” Baaghi (2016)
“Kaun Tujhe” M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)
“Humsafar” Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)
“Darasal” Raabta (2017)
“Dilli Wali Girlfriend”Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
“Aaj Ki Party” Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
“Afgan Jalebi” Phantom (2015)
“Selfie Le Le Re” Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
“Nachan Farrate” All is Well (2015)
“Tutti Bole Wedding Di” Welcome Back (2015)
“Chaar Shanivaar” All is Well (2015)
“Ishq Karenge” Bangistan (2015)
“Dil Cheez Tujhe Dedi” Airlift (2015)
“Akkad Bakkad” Sanam Re (2016)
“Humne Pee Rakhi Hai” Sanam Re (2016)
“Sau Tarah Ke” Dishoom (2016)
“Ki Kariye Nachna Aaonda Nahin” Tum Bin 2 (2016)
“Luv Letter Remix” The Legend of Michael Mishra (2016)
“Nachna Aaonda Nahin” Tum Bin 2 (2016)
“Tutak Tutak Tutiya” Devi (2016)
“High Heel Te Nachche” Ki & Ka (2016)
“Rail Gaddi” Devi (2016)
“Cheez Badi” Machine (2017)
“High Rated Gabru” Guru Randhawa (2017)
“Tamma Tamma Again” Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)
“Lift Teri Bandh Hai” Judwaa 2 (2017)
“Main Tera Boyfriend” Raabta (2017)
“Badri Ki Dulhania” Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)
“Galti Se Mistake” Jagga Jasoos (2017)
"Hawa Hawa" Mubarakan (2017)
“Move Your Lakk” Noor (2017)
“Radio Song” Tubelight (2017)
“Ye Jawaani Teri” Meri Pyaari Bindu (2017)
“Piya More” Baadshaho (2017)
“Sweety Tera Drama” Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017)
“Gulabi 2.0” Noor (2017)
“Whats Up” Phillauri (2017)
“Tamma Tamma Again” Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)
“Suit Suit” Hindi Medium (2017)
“Move Your Lakk” Badshah (2017)
“Butterfly” Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017)
“Disco Disco” A Gentleman (2017)
“The Goggle Song” Mubarakan (2017)
“Nachange Saari Raat” Junooniyat (2018)
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

“We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.”

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

“Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service, you can book this service at the add on's section or contact me directly and I will assist you in adding that or any other service if needed.

How much time do you need to set up?

“We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!”

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

“Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. ”

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

“Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically.”

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

“If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. ”

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£188
Up to 1 hour£399
Up to 2 hours£499
Up to 3 hours£599
Packages
Single Punch
1 x 45 min performance as dinner is being served or at the time of your choice
£380
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception and after or between the dinner is served.
£450
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the food serving begins, music during the main course, and music after the Dinner.
£499

Add-ons

3 Skype Consultations and 3 New Songs Learned
+£100
2 * Desi Female Dancers
+£300
DJ set
+£350
Photo Booth
+£380
4 Desi Female dancers
+£650
3 musicians Live band
+£700
Celebrity Singers
+£1000
Full Live Band (5 musicians)
+£1300

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Usman C, 4 months ago

Irfan has an amazing ability to connect with the ordinance, a magical voice that can channel both positivity and uplifting aroma of musical sensation. He is definitely gifted.

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Natasha S, 6 months ago

Thank you so much for making my day special Irfan!!! I must say you have one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard live. Your guitar playing and selection of songs was amazing. Also the way you created mashups with diverse section of songs just made everyone so happy. your presence was so uplifting and inspirational. We will definitely have you again with the full band.

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