Kashmir The Band - Biography

Kashmir - The Band is an alternative rock band from Karachi, Pakistan. It is the winning band of Pepsi Battle of the Bands (PBOB) Season 2 in 2017. Formed in 2012, the band played for various shows across the country prior to PBOB. Their stage presence was one of the best among all bands, especially due to how all the members were enjoying themselves rather than focusing on not making mistakes. The band consist of Bilal Ali, Vais Khan, Usman Siddiqui , Shane J. Anthoney, Zair Zaki, and Ali Raza.

Kashmir - The Band is an alternative rock band from Karachi, Pakistan. Read Kashmir - The Band Biography on Musicians of Pakistan.

The band has won Rs. 5 million, a music album contract, concerts across Pakistan and lifetime royalties on their music from the Battle of the Bands competition leaving the Badnaam Band as a runner-up. Kashmir Band won the Lux Style Award for Best Emerging Talent (Music) 2017 for their song "Kaaghaz Ka Jahaaz".


Over two months and seven (weekly) episodes on television and social media Pepsi Battle of the Bands ended with the trophy going to Kashmir the band, while the Sufi-rock band Badnaam were declared runners-up, in the final conclusion of the show on the basis of public votes. 

Kashmir - The Band After Pepsi Battle of the Bands 

After winning Pepsi Battle of the Band, Kashmir released "Pareshaaniyan" and "Khwab" on 10 and 11 May 2018 respectively on their YouTube and SoundCloud channel as a part of their upcoming album. 

Kashmir - The Band in Acoustic Station 

Kashmir - The Band appeared in the debut episode of Kashan Admani's Acoustic Station and performed a rendition of their song Soch

Kashmir - The Band - Band Members

  • Bilal Ali – vocals 
  • Vais Khan – lead guitar 
  • Usman Siddiqui – bass guitar 
  • Shane J. Anthoney – drums, percussion 
  • Zair Zaki – rhythm guitar 
  • Ali Raza – keyboard, backing vocals