A Musicians’ Institute (Los Angeles, Hollywood) Graduate in guitar, composing for film and TV, and piano, Shezan was primarily a guitar player with the vision of doing something concrete in music. Many leaps and bounds later, he managed to make a name for himself in the advertising industry. The music he has produced for ad films and commercials include working with brands like Adidas, Mahindra, FX HD, Vh1 India, Star Movies, Samsung, Asian Paints, Epson, Hungama and many more.
Meet Shezan Shaikh, a 34-year-old producer, composer and guitar player from Mumbai, India. In the past 3 years, Shezan has worked on music, background score and sound effects for 160+ advertisements, films, shorts, video games and more.
GUITARIST SHEZAN SHAIKH ON GOING FROM METAL TO MOVIES AS PRODUCER-COMPOSER
- ANURAG TAGAT ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE
October 26, 2019
At the recently held Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) Mumbai Film Festival, guitarist-composer and producer Shezan Shaikh nearly missed securing a spot at the screening of sci-fi film Cargo, whose soundtrack he scored. He beams, “Cargo premiered to a packed house on both days. I’m happy I got in, however, most of the cast and crew saw the film standing cause there was no place for any of us to sit. It was quite an experience to be honest.”
The guitarist of Mumbai metallers Providence has spent the last four years fully focused on building his career as a music composer for ads, films and even videogames. All of this at his Studio Providence. He says about embarking on the commercial music route, “I had zero apprehensions. I feel working on a commercial level has turned me into a much more open minded and multi-dimensional musician, as opposed to writing albums with a band. As a solo composer your roadblocks are yours to deal with. In a band you’ve got multiple heads working towards a common goal. That’s not the case here.”