Picture Credit: Amir Qayyum         Photography
Picture Credit: Amir Qayyum Photography

Zarmad Baig and 'Call' rocked it at 'Unplugged' in Lahore

After the successful Fall edition in KHI, 'Unplugged' managed to the create the same hype and excitement in Lahore
Published 29 Nov, 2015 07:13am

'Unplugged' is a series of invitation-only events introduced by Hasan Rizvi, CEO–Body Beat Group. These events are hosted at high-end venues with performances by the country’s most established and recognized performers. Some noteworthy names in previous events to have performed for 'Unplugged' are Zoe Viccaji, Komal Rizvi, Club Caramel, Fuzon, Ali Azmat, Josh, Noori, and Jal among others.

@hasan.rizvi1 hosting #PepsiUnplugged event held in Lahore. #CallisBack

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BB Events & PR hosted the Lahore, Fall Edition on 26th November 2015 at the Pearl Continental Hotel with not one, but two sensational artists. After the resounding success of 'Pepsi Unplugged, Fall edition' held in Karachi, it was only inevitable that Lahore fans could not have been left behind.

Opening the show was a man with limitless vocal talent, someone that has received recognition from Pakistan’s largest music platform, none other than the winner of Pakistani Idol, Zamad Baig. Following his performance was a band that needs no introduction, Call!. With the recent come back into the music industry, they have managed to win the hearts of millions of Pakistanis once again.

The star-studded evening hosted many celebrities and socialites like Nomi Qamar, Sarah Gandapur, Mariam Gandapur, Munib Nawaz, Waleed Khalid, ShafaqHabib, Kuki, Shanaz Ramzi, Omer Farooq, ShaziaNaz, among many others.

Zamad Baig

Zamad Baig is a unique artist who does not hail from a music background, but managed to win Pakistan’s biggest music reality show, Pakistan Idol – Season 1. Zamad Baig regards NusratFateh Ali Khan, Reshma, and Ali Azmat as his idols.

CALL The Band

CALL is an Alternative Rock band formed by Danish J. Khan, Khurram J. Khan, Xulfi, and Omer Pervaiz. The vocalist, Danish J. Khan left in 2001 and the band was disbanded. However, it reformed in 2002 when Khurram Jabbar Khan, a core member of the band returned from the United States. Khurram and Xulfi got together and auditioned for new band members and decided that their lingua franca would be Urdu. They found Junaid’s voice to befitting for the band’s musical direction and recruited him as the band’s vocalist. Soon Sunny was chosen to be on lead guitar, Usman Nasir on rhythms, and Sultan Raja (Xulfi’s student) on bass, while Khurram J. Khan joined in on the drums. They released their debut album, Jilawatan in late 2005.