Aziz Ibrahim is a currently the guitarist in AzMik, a collaboration with former ‘The Smiths’ drummer Mike Joyce, lead guitar with the Pakistani band Overload, Co-Founder of Fret Sector (EDM collective) and the founder of Aziz & Dal the Asian Blues Collective.
Ibrahim is known for his work as lead guitarist for several internationally acclaimed bands and artists including The Stone Roses, Simply Red, Ian Brown, Paul Weller, Steven Wilson, Asia & Rebel MC.
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.
A passionate supporter of music education initiatives, The British Council selected Ibrahim as a featured artist and guest lecturer on tours and workshops focused on developing aspiring young musicians from predominately Arab & Asian countries.
Ibrahim’s expertise has also been featured in The BBC’s Introducing Musicians Master class series. He currently serves as an advisor and mentor for University of Central Lancashire’s music program and is a member of the Creative Communities Group.
Ibrahim ‘s commitment to community causes includes giving guitar lessons and mentoring sessions for prisoners in a re-integration program and providing Music Therapy for hospice patients.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth recognized 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 and the Bee Gees. He is also a recipient of the UK Jinnah award, for outstanding achievement in music.