Aziz Ibrahim

Guitarist & composer Dr Aziz Ibrahim (h.c), founder of the ‘Desi GuitR’ & the ‘Asian Blues’ is currently an experimental solo digital artist working in the Arts sector, lead guitar with the Pakistani band ‘Overload’ and the EDM collective ‘Fret Sector’ as well as still playing an active role in the mainstream music industry.

Ibrahim is known for his role & work as lead guitarist for Simply Red, The Stone Roses and several internationally acclaimed bands and artists including Ian Brown, Paul Weller, Steven Wilson, Asia, Rebel MC & Errol Brown (Hot Chocolate). Aziz has worked in many genres of music including recording or performing with reggae artists Dennis Brown, Barrington Levi & Freddy McGregor.

His solo works include his acclaimed album telling the story of his family’s journey from Lahore To Longsight‘ , the EP ‘Middle Road‘ , and album ‘Rusholme Rock with Tabla master Dalbir Singh Rattan’, all showcasing his unique blend of progressive rock and Asian Blues.

Aziz also works outside the field of contemporary popular music having recently composed a South Asian symphony for the Manchester Camerata Orchestra on a hugely successful project “Lahore to Longsight” which sold out ‘Home Manchester’ Theatre 1.

Ibrahim‘s commitment to ‘social responsibility’ includes guitar lessons and mentoring sessions for prisoners in a reintegration program HMP Risley, providing Music Therapy for hospice patients at Keech and mentoring young people for the Lancashire ‘Hope Streets’ initiative.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth recognised Ibrahim’s contributions to Great Britain’s economy, culture, and the music industry in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in 2005 along with Brian May, Jeff Beck, the Bee Gees & many others. He is also a recipient of the UK Jinnah award, for outstanding achievement in music presented to him at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

This will be a socially distant seated event ..covid restrictions will be in place ……Indoors, the rule of 6 or 2 households will apply with seating so …..Please be aware that tickets must be purchased in line with this guidance.

Doors 7.00pm tickets £12.00.

Sat 12th Jun, 2021



Jun 12 2021


7:00 pm



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Foxlowe Arts Centre
Market Place, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6AD