The official website of one of the greatest musicians of our time, Goher Mumtaz, the founder and lead guitarist of the Pakistani rock band Jal.
Born under the ambitious star sign of Leo; Goher Mumtaz surely lives up to reputation of a motivated; go-getting youth. He showcases his artistry as the multi-talented composer, guitarist, lyricist and singer. As a musician he is influenced by various styles of music; As a lyricist his writing is influenced by both personal and social themes reflective in our daily lives. He is an avid listener of all types of music from around the world; a songwriter who strives for a creative balance between lyrical content, melodic structure, and rhythm.
As a young child Goher practiced on a small keyboard that he received as a birthday gift. Restricted by his parents, Goher sold his bike to buy his first guitar at the age of 11. Thus began his ambitious journey to becoming one of the most sought after musicians of the country. Having acquired no formal training in music, Goher has strived hard through countless hours teaching himself not only how to playing the guitar, but to compose, write songs and sing.
Goher's life took an unexpected turn right after he took his Intermediate Exams. An accident had him bed-ridden for 6 long painful months. It was during this period that Gohar could devote his entire time concentrating on his music. From sleepless nights trying to grasp all the notes in a single song and re-producing them on his six-string, to coming up with compositions of his own; Goher's journey has been an exceptional one. He went on to wining countless singing competitions at his college and performing live at local concerts in various fast food restaurants around Lahore.
The turning point in Goher's life came with his composition of 'Aadat' the single that took the country by storm. With the formation of his band 'Jal' and a 10 track album to his credit Goher Mumtaz's journey had just begun.
Below are a few videos of Goher and Jal, more to come soon so watch this space... If you have any videos you would like to add, please contact us.
Music video of Bikhra Hoon Main from Jal's first album Aadat.
Directed by Misbah
Music video of Dil Haarey from Jal's first album Aadat.
Directed by Sahid Iqbal
Jal - Aadat - Unplugged, Live at Royal Mirage,New Delhi, 19 Apr 08
Jal - Sajni Slow - Unplugged, Live at Royal Mirage, New Delhi, 19 Apr 08
Jal on the Nadia Khan Show - Eid Special
Full interview of Goher and Farhaan on GEO TV's Nadia Khan show.