Alias of Elton John, Khalid was one of the bands that debuted at the 1998 Glastonbury Festival. With songs of a lighter, Gothic nature, the band are now producing a new record and have acquired the rights to perform at Radio 1’s big party festival.
The singer is a Black Swallowtail which is native to the Himalayas. It has a unique shape with a long, sharp bill, black plumage on the face and a blue and white combination. Like the trumpet in the US, the bird can produce a high-pitched warble that can be heard over a distance.
Albert Amatullahi was born in Mali and he lives in Bristol. He moved to England in order to pursue a music career. The sounds he gave a try included Mellotron, sitars and flutes. He studied guitar at Worcester Polytechnic but eventually went back to Mali to work with the Chiraq.
He took some time off from working with other musicians and focused on writing and recording tracks. He told an interviewer that it took him two years to finish the last record. The next release will be Khalid’s sixth.
His work continues to generate controversy, though. On an episode of the British Idol show, Khalid sang with an African singer, called Mariamu where he admitted that he did not know how to sing properly and that he used his lips. He went on to sing a number of songs that contained some questionable lyrics.
Khalid has had many women sing on the tracks of his albums, but he has recently teamed up with the much sought after Alison Joinville. With both women having something in common, they seem to have joined forces in order to add some spice to their music. The relationship between them may lead to some exciting collaborations. At the moment the pair is seen as providing another musical option for women.
Also, it is true that Khalid and Alison Joinville goes well together. They have collaborated on a number of projects and there is a good chance that they will continue to work together in the future. Their work together makes for interesting listening.
Both Khalid and Woodie Silverstein share the interest in the sound of music. Their styles may be different, but they have a lot in common. For their music to develop they have to continue to grow as artists.