Zaheer Baksh


I love music, grew up with it thanks to my dad...was mostly exposed to retro, funk, rock and metal as a kid. I've always wanted to play a guitar or a drum and until I was 20 I got my first guitar. Was so excited by it I started a band with some other friends. None of us knew what we were doing. But we had fun doing it and was so excited to call ourselves a band. Today all of us have grew to become more knowledgeable in playing our instrument and we play on a wider range now. I currently have a band by the name of Celestial Burn. The music I write for the band is dark, atmospheric and a bit aggressive.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music for me is like the body with its heart. It gives me every comfort I could imagine.

What is your music dream?

For my music to be listened to you by many and be understood and appreciated.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Definitly music.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

We're not gonna take it by Twisted Sister

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Black Sabbath, Dio, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Manowar, Candlemass, Led Zepplin, Deep Purple, Blues Oyster Cult and there's more but these are the main ones.

What inspires you to make music?

Reality, spiritual enlightenment

What is the message you want to send with your music?

For everyone to realise that death is real and life beyond death is real too.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Like I'm free and connected to everyone.

What do you think of Drooble?

Drooble is a beautiful idea to connect everyone. It's like Facebook for musicians.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

When things don't go as scheduled.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I do in a big way by helping promote events, being present at it and pouring my energy out to whatever band is performing.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

They should be humble and true to themselves so that their music would be true and pure to the audience.