Music > Persian Musicians > BLASH : PREPARING TO SUPPORT IRAN'S WORLD CUP 2006 TEAM BY MUSIC BY MILAD MOLAVI
Blash is a young Iranian guitarist and singer. Blash is born in Tehran in early years of 80 decade and moved to Abu Dhabi and then to UK, he lives in Leeds
now. He is working hardly nowadays to organising a debut concert for
the launch of his album named Persian Prince. Blash is a fan of
national and plays football, so one of the songs in his album is for Iran’s world cup team. In a friendly interview we talked with him about his background, plans and hopes.
PM: Thanking for interviewing with PM. Can you tell us a little about your background, and where you grew up?
Blash: I was born in Tehran and spent much of my early childhood there. Then my family moved to the United Arab Emirates
where I started school again and learnt Arabic. After 6 years, my
younger brother and I joined my older brother who had moved to the UK a few years previously at a boarding school towards the North of England.
PM: What is your education?Blash: I graduated from Fashion at Leeds University (North England)
PM: Any special memory of school? Blash:
I have many memories from school, but the most memorable was when our
house master made us run around the village in the early hours of the
morning with our bare feet because we were a bit noisy!
PM: What sport do you play?Blash: I’ve always been into sports and played rugby and football at high levels.
PM: Where do you live now and why do you live there?Blash: At
the moment I’m living in the centre of Leeds, close by to everything,
including the train station which means I can get a train straight down
to London and straight in the studio.
PM: Can you tell us a little about how you got started with music?Blash:
I started playing classical piano at a very young age. But I dropped
out of it after a while. Then I went to a boarding school and started
to sing and learn guitar when I heard Oasis. I would say they really
inspired me. However when I was younger I used to sing along to Whitney
when she brought out “I will always love you”
PM: Who were some of the biggest influence of your interpretation of the music? Blash:
Persian music is fairly new to me, I don’t know many Persian artists.
The artist who has influenced me whilst growing up is Michael Jackson
as he is one of my biggest idols.
PM: Who are your favourite musicians?
Blash: My favourite Persian musician of all time has got to be GOOGOOSH I like her style. She is the Madonna of the Persian music :)
favourite though is who else but Michael Jackson. Surprise … I’ve liked
him from a very early age. I sang and danced to his songs all the time.
PM: What would a big dream-come-true for you in this field?
I want a number one record, whether it’s in Persian, English, Arabic,
or French. My big dream is to get a number one and to see people
enjoying my sound.PM: Where is your favourite place to play?
I love spending time in the studio. I think when you’re in the studio
it’s the base of how your performance is going to be. You can come up
with so many ideas.I love performing, just give me a stage…!!
PM: Why?Blash: I thrive on crowd interaction.
PM: Dessert Island, three things, what do you take?Blash: Other than food or water…. Guitar, Mobile phone and a sharp knife
PM: You took five! You need a calculator as well ….. OK, what are some of the upcoming projects or events that you have planned in the near future?
planning on organising a debut concert for the launch of the album
Persian Prince. One of the songs in the album which I’m currently
recording is for Iran’s world cup team. I hope we do really well in the World Cup 2006. It will be available to download soon.My album will be available online from June 06. Official release date is 06.06.06
Aside from music, I also have plans to set up a clothes label called Persian Prince.
PM: Can you introduce your team? Blash:
I was quite lucky to meet a fantastic musician a couple of years ago
through a friend, Bobak Saidi. Bobak and I now work together to write
songs and produce lyrics. He is incredibly talented and we make a good
My brother owns a web design company in London,
elaborations Ltd, so I go to him for all my internet needs. He has
designed and developed my website, as well as promoting it to the
internet market.PM: Thank you for taking your time to interview with us
Blash: Thank you for supporting young artists