I recently met Sharif while visiting a local pub in Old Town Alexandria. We spoke of music and art, we exchanged business cards and talked of collaborating. It was a very good day.
I listened to the song, Another Wasted Rose, he sent to me, and fell in love with it. The mood and emotion I got from it immediately struck several creative ideas for me.
Sharif is a talented musician and has had his music licensed and featured in several notable spots.
Music Connection magazine named Sharif one of the top unsigned artists of 2009, while Kisses and Lies landed on many year-end best-of lists of 2010. Also, “Another Wasted Rose” received an honorable mention in the 2008 Billboard World Song Contest and “Dark Side of the Dawn” charted on the FMQB charts in 2010. Sharif has also worked with legendary songsmith Desmond Child, landed endorsement deals with 10 major companies (including Gibson Guitars, Taylor Guitars, D'Addario Strings, and Red Bull), and garnered press accolades such as Vintage Guitar magazine calling his last release "an often moving, overwhelmingly pleasing, well-constructed album."
Be sure to check out his website http://www.sharifmusic.com
And Like him on FB https://www.facebook.com/sharifmusic
Below is the video for the song, which I just recently found as I wrapped up the finishing touches on the piece.