The pioneer of the genre sitar Rock, The Hash blends Eastern music, Pakistani and Indian sitars, Turkish Saz, and nostalgia
with Western rock music to take you to back to an old memory, or perhaps to a moment, where you can capture and
relive it through a burning sense of passion.
“Heart’s burning from within… But tonight… you’ll be saved by the day…”- Lyrics from Conflicted.
The Hash, based in California, is fronted by Greek born singer/songwriter Hash, a well known Youtube personality who
has taught over 300,000 people to play their favorite songs via free guitar tutorials. The Hash is the first rock band fronted by a
Pakistani musician to gain International recognition. Some of the biggest followers of The Hash are from the Middle East, South
East Asia and South America thanks to the diverse sounds created by The Hash.
The Hash releases singles as part of EP’s rather than full length albums. Unlike most other musicians and bands, The Hash does
not release nearly as many songs or albums. Instead, The Hash releases songs when and if they are ready as a new single
that becomes part of a collection of EP’s. Even though The Hash is always in the studio recording, most of the singles that are
recorded do not get released if Hash does not approve of the final song, and the ones that are released can take months or over a
year to complete. The Hash does not rely on trends or fads. Every song that gets released is released only if it is complete and
of perfect quality. Each song takes a life of its own and can stand the test of time regardless of when it is listened to. With this
unique approach, The Hash has been able to chart internationally without the support of a record label or major promotion due to
the high quality of the music released by The Hash.
The Hash has released two EP’s since 2012: The Apartment Sessions, and This Town that features Hash singing and playing all
the instruments. The Single titled “Conflicted” became a major underground success due to social media sharing and
Hash’s popularity as a guitar instructor on Youtube and entered US charts. The Hash released their latest single “State
Update” in 2018 that pokes fun at social media. The fusion of guitars and sitars just like Conflicted has captured the attention of a very diverse audience.
Hash has established himself as one of the premier guitar instructors online and a busy session and recording artist in the Los
Angeles area. With over 300,000 followers of his teaching and methods, Hash gives back by sharing his love and passion of guitar
through tutorials and showcase videos of him playing at no cost to fans and to anyone who has dreamt of picking up a guitar. Just
like The Hash’s song releases, they are no set schedules or time frames for lesson and guitar video releases. Even though Hash is
always in the studio recording, Hash believes in quality over quantity with what gets released.
“I’m staying till….we go down in flames…”- Lyrics from I’m Staying ‘til