Shafin Ahmed

Shafin Ahmed (born 14 February 1961) is a Bangladeshi rock bassist, singer-songwriter, record producer and politician. He is the lead singer, songwriter and bassist for the Bangladeshi rock band Miles, where he and his elder brother Hamin Ahmed joined, in 1984.[1][2]

Shafin Ahmed
শাফিন আহমেদ
Born (1961-02-14) 14 February 1961 (age 60)
Kolkata, India
NationalityBangladeshi
Occupation
  • Singer-songwriter
  • record producer
  • politician
Parents
RelativesHamin Ahmed (brother)
Musical career
OriginDhaka, Bangladesh
Genres
Instruments
Years active1970–present
Labels
  • Sargam
  • Soundtek
  • Sangeeta
  • ME
  • Laser Vision
Associated acts
Websiteshafin.ahmed

Born in the city of Kolkata, Ahmed is the youngest son of Indian classical music singer Kamal Dasgupta and Bangladeshi singer Firoza Begum. Their family was traditionally a musical family. He started his musical career at the age of 9. They moved to Dhaka in the late 60s. He was exposed to rock and roll music in the late 70s, when he went to London for higher education. He joined Miles in 1986, as the lead singer and bassist.

Early lifeEdit

Ahmed was born in Kolkata, India on 14 February. He was the younger son of famous musicians Kamal Dasgupta and Feroza Begum. They later moved to Dhaka. He began his musical career at the age of 9 by taking lessons about Nazrul Sangeet. He was exposed to western musical influences since he studied in England, along with his elder brother, Hamin Ahmed. They then joined the Band Miles which went on to become a leading musical group in Bangladesh.

CareerEdit

Miles (1984–present)Edit

Ahmed joined the pioneering rock band Miles in 1984 as the lead vocalist and bassist along with his brother Hamin. He has appeared in all of the albums of Miles except their debut album in 1982. He has also written many songs for the band. In 2009, he left Miles for problems with the other members for the ownership of Miles. But, in 2013 he returned to the band and appeared on the ninth album প্রতিচ্ছবি (Reflections).

Rhythm of Life (2010–2014)Edit

On 12 January 2010, Ahmed left Miles citing personal differences with the band.[3] He formed a new band group – Rhythm of Life.[4][5] The others members who joined were – Wasiun (guitar), Shahin (guitar), Sumon (keyboard), Shams (bass guitar), Ujjal (percussion), and Rumi (drums). But Ahmed disbanded the new group and returned to Miles at the end of the year.[6][7]

DiscographyEdit

 
Ahmed performing live

SoloEdit

  • তোমাকেই (Only You) (1997)
  • পাগলা ঘন্টি (Mad Bell) (1998)
  • ছবি আর স্মৃতি (Images and the Memories) (1999)
  • Best of Shafin Ahmed (2001)
  • কতদিন দেখিনা তোমায় (Didn't See You For Many Days) (2006)
  • Virus (2006)
  • হারানো সুখ (Lost Happiness) (2007)
  • My Love Songs (2010)

SinglesEdit

  • L.E.G.E.N.D (2017)[8]
  • Oshomomapto (2020)[9]
  • Dukhi Nogori (2020)[10]

Band (Miles)Edit

  • A Step Farther (আরও এক ধাপ) (1986)
  • "প্রতিশ্রুতি (Promise)" (1991)
  • "প্রত্যাশা (Expectation)" (1993)
  • "প্রত্যয় (Belief)" (1996)
  • "প্রয়াস (Attempt). (1997)
  • "প্রবাহ (Flow)" (2000)
  • "প্রতিধ্বনি (Echoes)" (2006)
  • "প্রতিচ্ছবি (Reflections)" (2015)

Extended Play

  • "প্রবর্তন (Induction)" (2016)

Compilation albums

  • Best of Miles (মাইলসের সেরা) (1994)
  • প্রিয়তমা (Darling) (?)
  • ফিরিয়ে দাও (Give [it] Back) (?)

Film scoresEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Connecting with cross-border beats". The Telegraph. Kolkata. Retrieved October 14, 2010.
  2. ^ "JP nominates Shafin Ahmed for DNCC mayoral race". The Daily Star. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  3. ^ "Shafin leaving Miles". Prothom Alo. Retrieved January 16, 2010.
  4. ^ "After leaving Miles, Shafin Ahmed formed Rhythm of Life". Prothom Alo. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  5. ^ "Life after Miles". The Daily Star. April 1, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "Shafin Ahmed nominated for DNCC mayor polls". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  7. ^ "Shafin Ahmed returns to Miles". The Independent. Dhaka. August 10, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  8. ^ "Shafin Ahmed - L.E.G.E.N.D" (in Bengali). Multisourcing Ltd – via YouTube.
  9. ^ "Oshomapto - Shafin Ahmed" (in Bengali). Shafin Ahmed – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "Dukhi Nogori - Shafin Ahmed" (in Bengali). Shafin Ahmed – via YouTube.

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