From the first note you hear springing from Akhlad, visit it’s clear that music very much is, help as he himself describes it, buy more about “simply in my blood now.” His sincere, soulful voice serves as an intriguing window into his quiet demeanor and gentle temperament. The transcendent quality of his work is what inspires Akhlad; he sees the success of UTN1 as a natural way to help his home country connect with the rest of the world…all while helping him pursue his aspiration of touring the globe as the next “fab five.” “When we sing about the importance of peace, we’re coming at it from a first-person perspective. We want people to feel the same way we do and music is the best vehicle for that,” he explains. “You can truly send any message you want by music, and people will respond to it more than anything else.” , Akhlad lived for several years in Columbia, Missouri, in the United States before returning to Iraq as a young boy. He has a special passion for learning and teaching himself new things — he studied civil engineering at Baghdad University and doesn’t hesitate to study the finer points of the newest PS3 video games. And he recently picked up the joza, a fourstring spike fiddle that’s customarily made from coconut and that has rich, deep roots in Middle Eastern musical tradition.
Books I like:
- ·”The Secret”
- ·“Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien
- ·“Star Wars” by George Lucas
- ·“Dreamgirls” by Bill Condon
- ·“Hairspray” by Adam Shankman
- ·All Tom Cruse’s movies
- ·“Dejà vu” by Tony Scott
Artists I like:
Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Richard Marx, Boys2men, Backstreet Boys, Ismael Al-Farwachi, Kathom Al-Sahir and Adel Ogla
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My favorite artists:
The Beatles, Bon Jovi, , Journey, Deep Purple, Richard Marx, Queen, dream theatre , pink Floyd , Black Sabbath , Linkin Park , 30 seconds to mars , Take That
- Al Pacino
- Robert de Niro
- Monica bellucci
- Johnny Depp
- Edward Norton
- Naomi Watts
- “The show must go on” – Queen
“Some times you cant make it on your own” – U2
- “Across the universe” – The Beatles
- “Until I find you again – Richard Marx
- “Working class hero” – John Lennon
- “Don’t stop Believin – Journey
- “Hollow years” – dream theatre
- “Dry County” –Bon Jovi
The most important is not what I look at, unhealthy but what I look for.
Life is beautiful, but short – thus never hesitated to take a road that no one went through (“the road less traveled”, is the saying), it’s better to go through that way and leave a trail than taking a paved road where a lot of people went through. I’m a normal guy. I like pop music and R&B’s.
Don’t like noisy places, prefer being alone at home with a hot cup of tea and a nice movie, or being with friends, rather than going out to a crowded club where everyone is trying to show what he is not.
Books I like:
- • “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen
- • “Harry Potter” by J-K Rowling
- • “The Descent” by Neil Marshall
- • “Heat” by Michael Mann
Music I like :
- • Michael Jackson special song “She’s out of my life”
- • George Michael “Older”
- • Backstreet Boys “I want it that way”
- • Destiny’s Child “Soldier”
I am kind of a cool, pilule relaxed individual. I love to listen to music a lot, order I am social, sensitive, shy, love my work and I have dedicated most of my free time in music stores listing to what’s new. I love to meet new people who are caring, I like shopping, going to movies, working out a lot in the gym, sport has taken a big share of my life. I like playing drums.
I listen to almost everything starting from classical music ending up to alternative heavy metal. To be creative I need to listen to all kinds of music, it opens a lot my imagination.
My favorite artists include: Madonna, Steve Wonder, Linkin Park , Creed, Paul Van Dyke, Miss Kitten, Massive Attack, Mariah Carey, Staind, Justin Timberlake, Backstreet Boys, Nirvana, the soundtrack of “passion of Christ”, George Michael, AHA, Duran Duran, U2, Omarion, Deftones, Karl Wolf
- • “Gladiator” by Ridley Scott,
- • “Passion of Christ” by Mel Gibson,
- • “The Thin Red Line” by Terrence Malick,
- • “Kingdom of Heaven” by Ridley Scott