Season 7 Artists
Strings are one of Pakistan’s all time most popular pop bands and consists of Bilal Maqsood on vocals and guitar and Faisal Kapadia on vocals. Formed over two decades ago, the band has grown to be coveted for its music, lyrics and energetic live performances.
The band originally debuted in 1990 with the release of their self-titled album which was followed by their second album, “Strings-2” in 1992. The album “Strings-2” included the critically acclaimed single Sar Kiye Yeh Pahar. The song was first aired on MTV Asia, and led the band to widespread fame. After a reshuffle of the band’s original members and an eight year hiatus, Bilal and Faisal took the industry by storm with the release of critically acclaimed album “Duur” and 4 years later, “Dhaani” both of which enjoyed national and international popularity.
Strings’ talent as musicians has been acknowledged both on the national and international music stage. The band won Best Artist and Most Favourite Band at the MTV Asia Awards in 2005 and Best Live Act at the Lux Style Music Awards in 2008.
On the international circuit, the Strings song Na Janay Kyoun has the distinction of being part of the OST for Spiderman 2 and the duo have also contributed to the soundtracks of numerous Bollywood motion pictures on several occasions, which has achieved them significant acclaim in India and the Subcontinent. The boys are also known for having collaborated with internationally renowned acts including Euphoria and actors Sanjay Dutt and John Abraham.
Strings made their Coke Studio debut in Season 1 and came back again for Season 2 as featured artists. Coke Studio welcomes back to the studio the Strings duo and their signature elegance for another season, this time as producers/architects behind Season 7 of the platform.