Sharif

North Hollywood, CA United States

Genres:Folk, Easy Listening, Lounge/Exotica, Country - Contemporary/Pop, Country - Classic, Country - Alternative, Jazz - Free/Avant-Garde, Jazz - 20’s - 40’s, Pop - Teen, Production - Pop, Pop Rock, Alternative Pop, Pop - Adult Contemporary, Specialty - Soundtrack Alternatives, Specialty - Promo Music, Production - Pop, Specialty - HumanDrama/Emotions, Specialty - Cinematic, Rock - Roots Rock, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - Indie Rock, Rock - Hard Rock/Classic, Rock - Alternative Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop , Latin - Rock
Bio: Los Angeles-based artist Sharif is not afraid to reflect upon personal issues of love and love lost. His music, which combines sweeping melodies with heartfelt lyrics, captures the soul of the listener and lays out an emotional fortitude to which anyone can relate.

Writing with legendary songsmith Desmond Child has facilitated Sharif’s ability to truly craft a hit single. Sharif’s song “Dark Side of the Dawn” received an Honorable Mention in the 2009 Billboard World Song Contest, and many of the 14 tracks from his latest record “Kisses and Lies” have already joined his growing list of 550+ film and TV credits. All Access Magazine raves about Sharif’s album, describing how, “A silky voice, cheerful melodies, creative musicianship and steadfast songwriting make ‘Kisses and Lies’ a well-rounded, enduring record from beginning to end.” These songs can be found in shows like 90210 and Supernatural, and on compilation discs alongside bands like Jack Johnson and Dave Matthews.

Having shared the stage with such popular acts as Kenny Loggins, Rhett Miller, Rusted Root, and Blake Shelton, Sharif has sculpted a broad understanding and appreciation of life as a musician on the road. With over 1,500 U.S. and International shows under his belt, Sharif is an expert at captivating audiences of all sizes. Whether performing at a festival of thousands or an intimate acoustic gathering, Sharif is calm, witty and focused onstage.

Many reputable businesses and artists have also taken note of Sharif’s immense talent and commercial appeal. Companies like Red Bull, Taylor Guitars, D’Addario Strings and Gibson Guitars have aided Sharif with tour support, endorsements, and sponsorships. Furthermore, the roster of musicians who appear on Sharif’s new record is nothing short of astounding:

Tim Bradshaw (John Mayer, David Gray)
Jon Graboff (Ryan Adams, Norah Jones)
Mark Goldenberg (Jackson Browne, Ringo Starr)
Rhett Miller (Old 97’s)
Stewart Myers (Jason Mraz, Lifehouse, Shawn Colvin)
Brian Jones (Mandy Moore, Liz Phair)

Living in Los Angeles affords Sharif access to countless studios, writers, musicians, and clubs. Sharif is constantly collaborating with local musicians, recording new material, and showcasing his music in live venues. To keep up with his latest news, visit www.SharifMusic.com
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