SHEIKH is Mazen Almaskati (Vocals), Vish Mhatre (Drums), Rab Honar (Bass) Jad Habib (Guitar) and Josh Simcock (Synth). The now London based five piece grew up in Bahrain (Mazen,Vish,Rab) together and shortly met Jad (Guitar) and Josh (Synth) after their move to London.
The band began writing and performing songs influenced by early psychedelia, hip-hop, R&B and rock whilst carrying their Middle Eastern influences. Working alongside producer Ian Dowling (Jungle, Blaenavon, Catfish and the Bottlemen) SHEIKH's sound has been described as sun-drenched and brooding, owing to the combination of soulful cryptic vocals, carefully balanced with hip-hop inspired grooves layered with warm ethereal guitar tones. Growing up, they were exposed to a colourful array of inspiring and dizzying contemporary music and art which has transferred over to stage aesthetic as recently seen when touring with The Magic Gang.
Fayrooz, Led Zep, Pink Floyd, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, J Dilla, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Vulfpeck, Ratatat, Marley Mar