Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Siavash Ghomayshi covered by Mohsen Namjoo

Siavash Ghomayshi was born in Dezful in 1945. He began music when he was in his 14. His passion for music led him to leave Iran in the age of 11 and begin his musical education in classical jazz at the Royal Society of Arts in London, England, where he majored in jazz. He worked with some popular bands in England such as the Rebels and the Insects as a pianist and singer. When he returned to Iran at the age of 25, he started his career mainly as a composer. Ghomayshi has created numerous melodies and lyrics for famous Persian artists such as Ebrahim Hamedi(Ebi),Zia and Betty. Ghomayshi wrote his first song, called "Boatman," for Zia when he was a 14 year old. Although initially considered a composer, in the latter years of the Pahlavi regime (before the 1979 Islamic Revolution) he released his first album, and has since continued his work as a singer, composer, arranger, and lyricist. In 1972 he released his first album, Farangis, in Iran. He lived in Iran until the age of 34 and then -- given the uncertain status of those involved in the music business following the Islamic revolution of Iran -- he decided to leave the country once again to pursue his career, and this time his destination was United States.
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