We just saw Ali Noor taking the stage alongside the likes of Bilal Khan, Shiraz Uppal, Uzair Jaswal and Goher Mumtaz at the Levi’s Live sessions that took place in Lahore the week before last. In fact, we tend to see a lot of the Noori brothers at various events but don’t get us wrong, we’re hardly complaining! Noori is one of the few bands who were at their peak when the music industry was at an all-time high and they continue to maintain their hold on people till today.
With hits like ‘Manwa Re’ and countless Coke Studio renditions of folk songs, Noori’s concerts are always a treat to the ears, and the eyes, and their latest performance at the launch of a new smartphone, Redmi 4X by Xiaomi was no different. Sporting his new cropped hair, Ali Noor rocked out the stage along with his brother, Ali Hamza and made it a memorable evening.
The evening, hosted by Taimoor Salahuddin, popularly known as Mooroo, saw many other celebrities. The Nescafe Basement Band took the stage to perform while Mira Sethi was also seen in the audience.
Published in Instep-The News on Sunday on 28th May, 2017
One of the more popular music groups in the country, Noori is always up to something. While the band recently played at the launch of Samsung S8 at the iconic Lahore Fort, it was their performance at the British Council Library in Karachi that had us swooning. Playing at ‘Karachi by Night’ celebration, the band led by brothers Ali Noor and Ali Hamza played a combination of songs including all-time hits ‘Hum Bholay’, ‘Dobara Phir Se’, ‘Suno Key Main Houn Jawan’ and ‘Ooncha Hoon Mein’.
Joined onstage by the likes of Fahad Khan and counting one Jamal Rahman on their technical team, it was a solid performance that had fans, both old and new, singing along throughout the course of the night.
Published in INSTEP-The News on Sunday on 14th May, 2017
Since releasing their third studio album – Begum Gul Bakaoli Sarfarosh – in 2015, music group Noori has been flying high. From picking up the prestigious Album of the Year trophy at the Lux Style Awards last year to appearing on Coke Studio as producers to collaborating with the likes of Ali Azmat in the inaugural edition of Cornetto Pop Rock and lending support to events such as Ponds Miracle Journey, they’ve been on a roll. Last year also witnessed the solo outing of Ali Hamza with his introspective Sanwal project which culminated in a much-revered tour of Karachi that was produced by the good folks at Salt Arts. And 2017 is looking just as exciting for Noori fans, if not more.
Having won hearts and minds by lending support to Karachi Down Syndrome Program’s inclusion campaign via the song ‘Aao Humaray Saath Chalo’ that is sung by Hamza and was released last month, the band was seen in Karachi this past week during which they played a colorful gig. Playing at IBA University in Karachi, Noori sang a medley of some of their most revered songs including ‘Paar Channa De’, ‘Hey Ya’, ‘Saari Raat Jaga’, ‘O Re’, ‘Nishaan’, ‘Aik Tha Badshah’ and ‘Manwa Re’.
Backed by drummer Kami Paul and other musicians, Noori brothers were in their element as Hamza and Noori gave Karachi fans a chance to forget everything else and enjoy the merriment onstage. Given their electrifying performances, we can’t wait to see what Noori comes up with next.
Published in The News on 2nd April, 2017
NOORI LIVE IN CONCERT
Date: Friday 31st March, 2017
Venue: IBA City Campus, Karachi
Time: 8:00 pm onwards
*The event is only for IBA ALUMNI Students.*
ENIGMA PRESENTS #CONCERTOFTHEYEAR with NOORI, ALI ZAFAR AND UMAIR JASWAL
Date: 11th February, 2017
Venue: DHA GOLF CLUB, KARACHI
Gates open at 7:00 pm
Get your passes at BOOKITNOW.PK or call at 0341-5268044/0332-2427748
I AM KARACHI SPORTS CARNIVAL PRESENTS ROCK THE NIGHT WITH NOORI
Date: 25th December, 2016
Venue: Karachi United Stadium Clifton. Located at St. 20, Block 1, Scheme 5, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan.
Time: 12 pm to 9 pm
Ticket Price: Rs. 400
Tickets are available at Dunkin Donuts Branches (Clifton, 26th Street, KH-E-RAHAT, Tipu Sultan, Gulshan-University RD and Dolmen Mall Clifton)
It is a FAMILY event and admission for children under 5 is free.