Likwid is one of Bahrain's most unique and popular alternative bands. The band had earned a reputation of supreme musicianship on stage and selling-out venues like no other band. The members have been playing together under various formations for more than 15 years. Likwid is known to perform numerous styles of music including, but not limited to, Rock, Smooth Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Funk, and Latin. It is very rare to see the influences of The Police, Stevie Wonder, Santana, Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, and Fourplay sparking out of one band. That's what Likwid is all about: a captivating and entertaining band that doesn't believe in genres, just good music. In 2016, the band released their official critically acclaimed debut self-titled EP.
The Members of LIKWID are:
Ahmed "AQ" Alqasim | Bass Guitars, Lead Vocal One of the most active and popular musicians in Bahrain. In addition to being known as a terrific bass guitar player, he is also a talented songwriter and a powerful vocalist in his own right. AQ also has his own successful jazz show, "AQ's Jazz Experience".
Khalid Alshamlan | Piano, Keyboards, Backing Vocals One of Bahrain’s best pianists and composers with a long spectrum of styles and influences, from the modern heavy metal rock to classical and jazz. Also a member of internationally-recognized Bahraini progressive rock band, Osiris.
Ahmed Abdulaziz | Electric Guitars, Backing Vocals A shredding player who inspired a generation of Bahraini guitarists. With a colorful range of techniques rooted from rock, blues, jazz & latin, he helped introduce western guitar to the Arab music scene through collaborations with Arab superstars including Ali Bahar, Abdulmajeed Abdulla and others.
Abdulrahman Malallah | Drums, Percussions One of the best known full-time musicians in Bahrain and the region who was selected by "Vater Percussions" as an official Vater artist. Also a favorite collaborator for a number of Arab superstars including Rashid Al Majed, Rabeh Saqer and many others.
To Be Announced Soon
NOV 2018 NNF (Not Neccesarily Famous) First Anniversary Concert - Kuwait
OCT 2018 2nd Bahrain Jazz Festival
MAR 2018 Bahrain Spring of Culture. Main stage performance at Bahrain Bay
FEB 2018 Performed at the very first jazz festival in Saudi Arabia, the GROOVZ Jazz Fest, and shared the stage with names like Delfeayo Marsalis and Incognito.
NOV 2017 "The Nest" Music Festival - Bahrain.
OCT 2016 8th Cairo Jazz Festival and the Cairo Jazz Club - Egypt
NOV 2015 Collaborated with the Bahraini singer/songwriter Ala Ghawas on a full feature film/musical documentary titled "Ala Ghawas & Likwid: Live From Allston" (film page on IMDB). The film soundtrack was released as a live album under the same title.
DEC 2014 Opened for guitar virtuoso Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal on his first visit to Bahrain.
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