HALLELUJAH THE BAND ™ is not just an ordinary gospel band, it’s now considered to be an ambassador of the true message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and an Icon of Peace and Harmony. It has gained recognition among the top Asian bands as well.
When and why did you decide to give your life in the service of the Lord?
The team HALLELUJAH is working together since 2002.Their debut appearance as a Team was in 2006 with the name of SAVIOUR and produced two albums. They reformed again in 2011 as HALLELUJAH- THE BAND with the addition of ZahidNazirwho is Six-time Award-winner at the age of 10 to 16 in different churches & Competitions In Pakistan, A compelling performer with cross-over appeal, As a gifted vocalist and a worship leader, He has ministered to Thousands of people all over the Pakistan, No doubt Zahid Is one of the best Gospel artists in Pakistan..We have Legend Brother Anthony Soshil who is serving since 1992 His God-given gift of arranging has been a continuous source of new music for upcoming bands, choirs and soloists throughout the globe.
Anthony Soshil began his career at the age of 15 and has over 50 albums for various Churches and artists to his credit throughout his career. His music and musicianship have been well received worldwide, and he is recognized locally and internationally for his music productions. He has worked extensively with a variety of dynamic national and international artists in Canada, India, Dubai, Thailand and Pakistan. Now he is a Leader of Hallelujah Band to help accomplish the mission of carrying his music further into the mainstream of the Gospel music industry.
Zeeshan Rafiq believes in writing from His heart and knowing what the Spirit of God is saying to the Church. Waqar Peter & Zeeshan produced 2 album under the banner of SAVIOUR in 2002 & 2006 with same team reformed as HALLELUJAH.As a gifted vocalist and ComposerZeeshan is fuelled by his passion to see people all over the world inspired to worship and praise God through Spirit-born Hallelujah’s music and lyrics and to see the name of God lifted up through his Composition.
Adnan Peter Gill believes in making his living by the ability to create, scrutinize, critique, modify, shape, control, enjoy and rejoice in the details and sound quality of music and audio sound. Working as an Engineer in the audio industry for many years has a strong technical knowledge and understanding about music production, mixing, music genres, etc. A down-to-earth engineer that has performed in USA, Canada, India, Dubai, France etc. Adnan has been working with many famous artists in Pakistan and for Bollywood projects as a recording/mixing engineer. We are thankful to Lord for Adnan that with this high profile Adnan committed himself to the Lord in Hallelujah & he is serving Lord Jesus through his skills everywhere around the world.
Sunil Inayat is active member for his church choir & youth since childhood, He loves to operate equipment to record, mix and edit sound, music recordings and live events. He recorded many Albums In his career. With a great experience in recording & mixing Sunil dedicated himself as Bass player & baking vocals in Hallelujah band with the passion to serve Him to prove himself a true disciple.
Waqar Peter is serving with renowned ministries & churches since 1991, Waqar’s dedication is not limited for churches but uplifting the Christian Media through his mass media skills as Video/TV production is his basic goal. In the Commercial Media Waqar is a Christian Director/Producer having vast experience of working with many famous TV channels of Pakistan. He has directed many telefilms, sitcoms, TVCs, music videos, live shows, documentaries and dramas. Waqar Is Manager/Spokesman & Playing Guitars for Hallelujah Band along with Hallelujah’s Videos are Produced & directed by him.
What major sort of music does this band produce?
Generally we use secular Grooves, pairing them with lyrics that display faith and spirituality to varying degrees, Influenced by mainstream culture. Musical trendis focused on youth & the standard is to inspire the other communities & nation around the world along with our young generation. Lyrics are based on motivation & healing, to sing in more than one language, Hallelujah the Band mixes Urdu, Pakistan’s national language, with Punjabi, Hindi and English to make it easy for the international listeners to understand.
Hallelujah The Band is setting new trend in quality Christian music of Pakistan that you can see in our debut album.
What are your ongoing projects? Where have you performed?
Well we are working on our 2nd Album including 2 motivational youth songs “Masihi Noujawaan” &“I am Christian”. I’m Christian is on aired & got a huge response from allover because of Its Lyrics this track is hitting Blasphemy law & challenging all the cruel activities around the world on Christians. This is the 1st Time in Pakistan that any Gospel Artist or Band directly protests against Blasphemy by a song. There is another video aired from this album song is “ChotiChotiGaliyon Mein (Diminutive Streets)” it’s a tribute to all those people who are spreading Gospel through different activities like selling Bibles and Crosses in the streets, This is the most hit number of Christian Community allover the Globe of this era due to a Great music with typical Indian Taste.
Good news for the Fans is the Hallelujah’s all Songs are Airing on Many Indian Channels Such as “Sony Entertainment Television” and of course we are thankful to our God Almighty because this is the very 1st time that any Christian Artist or Band from Pakistan got this opportunity.
This year Hallelujah the Band got a chance to worship in Karachi another city of Pakistan, The events where organized by JNS Media & Brother Jawaid Noor. These events became a great blessing for others allover Karachi. We played in 5 places & it is 1st time in Pakistan that the Christian Events was up to the mark like big Commercial music festivals. All the Credit goes to Bro Jawaid Noor may God Bless Him & His Family Abundantly.
In this year God used us everywhere in mainstream ministries, TV channels, Christmas Programs etc. along with more than 20 outreached in the year 2013.
Setting example, without any support today Hallelujah is renowned all over the Globe which we never imagine, andwe’ve got so many testimonies and appreciations from the world, record Interviews/Blogs from the National/International media, Strong welcome and beautiful slogan given by Muslim brotherhood by saying “True Message of Peace” & so much which is truly unbelievable for us as a human being but all is possible in God. Amen.