Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Ehab Faraj, Bahrain, 16 May 1974, exposed to music from a very young age and started playing guitar from the age of 13.

Abdulla Muijrers, Netherlands, 23 October 1985, grew up in Rotterdam moved to Bahrain at the age of 7; took up the drums at the age of 14 forming his first band 2 years later.

Ali Khunji, Bahrain, 27 October 1970, played bass since the age of 15 and has playing in several bands ever since.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.

Our band name was inspired by Ehab’s studio which is on the “rooftop” of his house. It’s where all the creative sessions take place and music is born before hitting the studio.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

We are a rock band very much influenced by the classic rock era of musicians, the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Cure, The Police and so forth, but with a more modern edge.

The song, “Scared Like a Hero” is about forbidden love.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

Having started the guitar at the tender age of 13, Ehab has consistently been part of several projects, be it pursuing his own musical interests or as a session musician for other artists and has been prominent on the live scene, both in Cyprus and the United States.

Ali started playing the bass from the age of 15 and has never looked back since. As a self-taught bass player, he picked up the instrument and has been part of numerous hard rock and progressive rock bands since the mid-eighties, be it in Bahrain, Cyprus or the United States.

Abdulla has been playing the drums since the age of 14. Having graduated from the University of Liverpool with a Master’s degree in music industry studies, he has gone on to perform with countless bands in Bahrain, the Netherlands and the UK. Most notably he has been the founder of one of Bahrain’s first and finest all original heavy metal bands, which went on to release several albums and a split live DVD. In 2007, he was also a founding member and drummer for a rock band based out of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, where he was also featured as a songwriter on the band’s debut release.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

After the song was composed at our home studio, we entered Studio 77, where under the expert tutelage of our producer Hani Taqi, the track was recorded. We are currently working on a music video for our next single!

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

Being exposed to the music scene since the 80’s and having seen the tremendous changes the industry has gone through has only helped to expand our vision and outlook. Given our mentioned experiences, we want to be able to write music so people can appreciate and love to listen to whilst growing a huge fan base.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Our inspiration is influenced by many aspects of our day to day life, having three unique individuals expands our diversity when we meet and write a song, then off course collaborating all of that in a distinguished single sound is what truly makes us unique.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

It’s about passion, emotions and in the same time making sure that it is fun, natural and getting out of your comfort zone for a better outcome.

 

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Music and musicians that you love need you, so go to their shows, listen to their albums and share your joy with others. Without you it is not possible to exist.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Be true to yourself, believe in yourself, don’t ever let anybody tell you otherwise and always work hard.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

As Rooftop we are just getting started, but we all have our own musical track records that have lead us to this point.  We aim to reach new heights with Rooftop, building on our past experiences.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

AVA Live Radio – Episode 526: Behind the Music with Jacquline Lax

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2017/10/15/episode-526-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax

Music-News.com

http://www.music-news.com/news/Underground/108872/Rooftop

MarhabaFil Bahrain Magazine – 4th quarter 2017 issue (print Magazine)

https://issuu.com/marhabafilbahrain/docs/mfb_q4_2017

Radio Bahrain 96.5FM

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

The three of us write out of jam sessions after we review, compile and build on the parts we like.  We then come up with a concept based on the vibe we get from the music.  Finally we work together with the vocalist and write the lyrics based on the concept.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Well to add to the three we mentioned earlier the 5 bands that most influenced our sound as a band are: The Cure, The Police, U2, Toto and Led Zeppelin.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

Well in addition to James Morgan who was the lead vocalist on the album, we worked with Safiya Khonji, Vahid Ellis and Susan Pinto on backing vocals, Noriel Sario on the harmonica and Nader Sharif on keys who are all great artists and really brought something fresh and interesting to our record.  In the future we will definitely be looking to continue to seek collaborations with other artists whether they are from our regional scene or abroad.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

Web

www.rooftop.band

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/rooftop.band/

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/Rooftop.band7/

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfVgsqgKKaHDGhGC4NycZjQ

Twitter

https://twitter.com/rooftopband_

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/seven/id1231987013

CDbaby

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/rooftop1

Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/album/5IgiEZchligTT8Yq7fVs1A

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

When a piece of music we have been working on really starts to come together is when we are at our best and happiest as a band.  Our worst is when something we have been looking forward to gets canceled like a writing session, recording session or scheduled collaboration.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

On building a recording studio and filling it with equipment and gear!  Something we seem intent on doing anyway LOL!


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