Urvah Khan

Urvah Khan

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
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I call it ‘Scrap’ music.” says Urvah Khan. “Rock is dead, we built this from the scraps.” If rock is dead, then Urvah Khan has the power of resurrection. Her songs combine Rock, World & Electronic influences together seamlessly, making the listener forget about genres, and enjoy the ride. Buckle up!

Biography

The Legacy of A Scrappy Lil Brown Gal

"SCRAP" says Vocalist Urvah Khan, when asked her about her sound. "Rock is dead, we built this from the scraps". In this way Khan is very much the product of her time. Seems natural for a Pakistani Canadian, having been exposed to Eastern and Western culture during her formative years.

Khan's family's journey landed her in Surrey B.C. then Toronto, (via Abu Dhabi.). "My mother was a journalist back in Pakistan, and I drew my love for words mostly from her... the transition to Rap and Hip Hop was easy, Rock however, took a real leap of faith!"

Running away from home as a Toronto teen didn't hurt her lyric work either. Eventually even leading her to convert from Islam to Christianity, something not to be taken lightly. "She had quite a trove of experiences from which to draw upon..." says Producer / Guitarist Ruben Huizenga."A real aggressive edge that lends itself easily to Rock."

Lightning struck when on a lark, Khan, Huizenga and Griffin agreed to work on one track... (Later to be called "Nu Luv Sequence.") This was the dawn of a new direction for her, live instruments, Western & Eastern flavours. This collaboration & boundless energy resulted two loud proud releases. ("Universal Rhythm Venture" [2011] and "Entr'acte" [2012])

Khan's early work bore some impressive fruit. You may have heard "I JUS WANNA" & "WAR DRUM" during ESPNs Sports Center LA & coverage of the 2012 Winter X Games, or her as a BBC introducing artist singing "WAR DRUM" & "POP POP POP." Maybe you heard "Playground (I am free)", "Aieyoo" or "16 Year Old" on BBC Asian Network & BBC Friction Podcast. If not, you may have caught one of her energetic performances in the London, Oxford, Los Angeles or Toronto in 2012... not bad for just a scrappy little brown girl.

2013 bore witness to Urvah's third powerhouse release; "The Wrath of Urvah Khan". Here, Khan digs deep into what makes her defiant heart tick. She leaves listeners pumping fists one minute, singing along the next, defying classification, and demonstrating a depth of perspective beyond her years. Khan once again scraps out with sounds both Eastern and Western, powerful and subtle, angry and vulnerable. With "Wrath", Urvah Khan had undoubtedly arrived!

In 2015 Toronto’s own Urvah Khan perfected her style of Eastern influence rock ( … SCRAP) with her new album; “Rock Khan Roll”

What does the future hold for Urvah Khan & .... Scrap ?

Discography

Rock Khan Roll (2015)

The Wrath of Urvah Khan (2013)

Entr'acte (2012)

Universal Rhythm Venture (2011)