Zeid and the Wings are a project by Zeid Hamdan; singer, songwriter,
musician, and pioneer of the underground music scene. Zeid is most known for previous projects including Soapkills, and The New Government. He is behind the website www.lebaneseunderground.com that often features some of the most interesting projects on the Arab music scene .
Zeid’s latest venture, Zeid and the Wings, are an eclectic group of
musicians and singers that came together gradually over the last year. Zeid
placed an ad for ‘backup singers’ in early 2010 and was contacted by
vocalists Yasmeen Ayyashi and Sara Barrage. The band has been since been
blessed with the talents of guest musicians such as ney player Bashir Saade
and keyboardist Rita Okais and was later joined by Lumi’s guitarist Marc
Codsi who added his own unique touch to Zeid’s already one-of-a-kind
tracks. Gihan El-Hage, a third vocalist, joined the fledgling project in
May of 2010.
The Music :
It is hard to define Zeid and the Wings’ repertoire as any one genre. The
band is known for producing Arabic folk , reggae , rock and electro songs
with an edge thanks to the blending of harmonic vocals with innovative
beats , their style delights many tastes and alienates none.
2010 Self titled EP
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