Description: Sharif blends alt-country sounds into beautiful pop-rock songs, with catchy, clever, and heartfelt lyrics.
Bio: Fresh off his 2007 world tour, Sharif immediately returned to the studio to begin work on his 3rd release, "Kisses and Lies." Recording in various studios on the East Coast, Sharif was thrilled to collaborate with many of his favorite musicians and songwriters. Some of the musicians appearing on Sharif's latest release include: Rhett Miller from the Old 97's Jon Graboff from Ryan Adams' Cardinals Tim Bradshaw from John Mayer & David Gray's bands Mark Goldenberg from Jackson Browne & Brett Dennen's bands Stewart Myers from Jason Mraz and Liz Phair's bands "Kisses and Lies" documents Sharif's tumultuous life over the past 6 months, with themes ranging from marriage and love to addiction and suicide. Working with legendary songsmith Desmond Child (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, etc), Sharif delivers multi-layers of raw emotion with every lyric and note, creating a catchy, clever and captivating record.
Press Release: “Strong, confident vocals and lyrical content.” -Heidi Drockelman, Indie-Music.com “College rock? Yes, for the more sophisticated and knowledgeable student body.” -Billy Maulana, Sound the Sirens “Groomed for mainstream pop consumption.” -Jeff Maisey, Ninevolt Magazine “Top-notch guitar pop that touches all pop nerves!” -Ray Gianchetti, Kool Kat Musik “Spirited lyrics, clever songwriting, [and] vibrant energy in every track” -Kelly Lenihan, Scrawled “Sharif’s vocals soar throughout” -Bruce Brodeen, NL Recordings “The sky is the limit for this young Virginia artist.” -Chaz Topher, Left off the Dial The audience is “engaged by Sharif’s brand of friendly, personal soft rock and relaxed inter-song banter.” -Suzannah Evans, The Cavalier Daily “Sharif . . . is on the fast track to a big career in music.” -Kate Andrews, The Daily Progress