Season 7 Artists

Shallum Xavier

Shallum Xavier is a prominent name of the Pakistani music industry, playing for Fuzon the band; where he received recognition locally and Internationally for his talent as a guitarist and music composer/producer.

As an accomplished and popular musician he is seen as a source of inspiration for many aspiring artists. Shallum has been recognized for his talent in the past and has received numerous awards for his musical prowess. Some of his most prominent achievements include: 2007&2008: Best Guitarist in Pakistan at The Musik Awards, 2005: Asian Bollywood Music Awards - Best Band in Asia Award for Fuzon and 2011: Awarded Best Song at Prestigious LSA Awards for Song of the Year Payam which he composed and produced . This season the acclaimed guitarist makes his Coke Studio debut by performing with some of the biggest names of Pakistani music industry.

Shallum’s quest for music started at a very early age when he bought his first guitar. Naturally reserved, his commitment and passion for learning and perfecting his craft helped him overcome early obstacles in his musical career. He soon worked toward establishing himself in the music industry where he got instant recognition both for his individual talent and his contributions to one of the leading music band “FUZON”.

Expressing his thoughts about fusion music, Shallum said “Fusion music to me is exploring, experimenting, creating and intricately combining sound structures, melodic patterns and rhythms from various genres. The outcome should be a relatively diverse sound scape, having a fresh feel, embellishing the ebb and flow of a song or an instrumental. It should be Distinctive and stimulating. I have always been fascinated with the intrinsic fusion sound of music that’s the reason why we made the band FUZON”.

This Season, Coke Studio welcomes Shallum to the Coke Studio platform and looks forward to his contributions to the platform.