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[5 November 2012]

"I was born on June 24, 1986 in a southern city of Iran called Zahedan. When I was 7 I moved to Mashhad, and it was at age 13 that I found my passion for music.

I began playing a Persian instrument called Tonbak. After a year, I decided I wanted to learn Spanish Guitar with my first instructors Reza Sadr and Shahnam Rezaei. Little by little I learned to play other instruments like Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, and some of the traditional Persian instruments such as Se-tar. Although I was playing different instruments I found the sound of Bass extremely fascinating and fell in love with it, spending nearly 8-10 hours each day practicing. Since Bass Guitar was not a very popular instrument in Iran, I did not have the opportunity to have an instructor; therefore, everything I learned was self taught. I was practicing all types of music, but my main interest was in Rock.

At 17 I joined a Death Thrash Metal band called Arsames in Mashhad and took the responsibility of arranging their first album. I also had the pleasure of writing some of the songs on the same album. At 19 I moved to the country’s capital, Tehran, and I attended the Tehran Music Conservatory College, graduating with a Music Composition BA and started performing in major events. It was around this time I had the honor of working with Ehsan Khajehamiri, Arian Band, Reza Sadeghi, Mohammad Esfahani, Hamid Khandan, Mehdi Moghadam, Hamid Hami, Masoud Khadem, Maziar Asri, Mehran Ahrari, Omid Rashidi and many other great singers and musicians. And I also became a Bass Guitar instructor at the Conservatory College. I also worked with some of the biggest Heavy Metal Bands in Iran such as Arthimouth, 5grs, Direct Vision.

I moved to the United States in May of 2010 and remain true in following my passion in music. While I have been here, I have continued to work with extremely talented artists of whom I am also honored to have collaborated with, such as Bijan Mortazavi.

Since finishing school I have had numerous contracts with different bands, playing various styles, while composing and arranging pieces for a continually growing list of genres for over seven years. In all of my years of playing, I have performed in over 850 live concerts—my biggest event being in Turkey during the summer of 2007 with Farzad Golpayegani’s Band in front of over 45,000 people. I was excited to learn that the concert had later been mentioned on CNN.

Over the years, there have been several articles written in different magazines from different countries, such as Turkey, Netherlands, Germany, Malaysia and Norway about the events I have attended and taken part in. Among some of the articles I was honored and flattered, at having been mentioned as one the technical fastest bass players. When I am not performing live or collaborating with other artists, I spend my free time working on and looking forward to what will be my first album. I am also looking forward to receive my Master Degree at Musician Institute."






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