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Mashrou' Leila: First-timers in London and already taking it by storm

they played their first ever gig in the rainy city. Hamed Sinno is a Lebanese ... Star Scoop, Lebanon, UK) Hamed Sinno is a Lebanese Freddie Mercury — only he wears black, ... mustache, he hits the painfully high notes and caresses the microphone. Sinno is the front man ...

15/10/2013 - 16:41 - comment 0

Everyday I'm shuffling: "Mashrou’ Leila" get crowds dancin' in Beirut

vocalist and lyricist Hamed Sinno. Modeled on a commercial airliner’s passenger safety card, it has ... Sinno alternated between belting out lyrics and conducting a series of sinuous center-stage gyrations. ... performances of Sinno et al – will be sorely missed. Luckily, there’s “Raasük.” The album’s 10 tracks range ...

04/09/2013 - 11:14 - comment 0

Jordan rocked by alternative tune of Arab youths

the Mideast last year. Led by lead singer and song writer Hamed Sinno, a 24-year-old Freddy Mercury ... and modest Muslim dress. They cheered as Sinno sung of a gay couple breaking up in a song called, "Smell the Jasmine." "I wanted to be your housewife," Sinno crooned. "I wanted ...

25/09/2012 - 10:30 - comment 0

Mashrou' Leila's Zouk Festival "gay" performance goes ahead despite pre-concert homophobia controversy

of Britney Spears’ “Toxic,” sung in Arabic by charismatic frontman Hamed Sinno, was a hit. Performed ... not to have had a negative impact on Mashrou’ Leila’s performance. Sinno’s versatile voice ...

04/08/2014 - 07:23 - comment 0

Mashrou’ Leila to release ‘El Hal Romancy’ live at Beirut Hippodrome

musically over the past two years, into intimate tracks,” said Hamed Sinno of Mashrou’ Leila. Despite ... write about Beirut directly, it’s still very much there in our sensibilities,” explained Sinno.   ... the first album,” states Sinno. The raw quality and distinctive feel of this album are also evident ...

12/07/2011 - 20:54 - comment 0

Fiddlers on the roof: Mashrou Leila brings Jordan's Roman ampitheatre alive!

of “Ne me quitte pas” by Jacques Brel, the band kept the audience out of breath while lead-singer Hamed Sinno’s voice never cracked. “It was really cool [last night], people had a really good time, and we ...

16/09/2013 - 12:51 - comment 0

'They Made You Dance' twice, and now Mashrou Leila is doin' it again!

Ne Me Quitte Pas, the band’s vocalist Hamed Sinno is on fire while singing this one, coupled ... lyrics; only Sinno gives them the needed Arabic twist with expressions such as “we’ll drink from ... is when Sinno breaks off; “you’ll die, despite yourself you will”. Mashrou’ Leila flew all the way ...

02/09/2013 - 07:24 - comment 0

Dubai gets to know Gotye in his first trip to the region

and Carl Geges impressed on the drums. Lead singer Hamed Sinno had way too much energy and jumped around ...

25/11/2012 - 07:40 - comment 0

Hipsters take over Beirut's Redbull Soundclash with Mashrou' Leila

fashion. One round into the musical battle, openly gay lead singer of Mashou’ Leila, Hamed Sinno, shouted some comical flirtations at WKBL’s bandleader Wassim Bou Malham. Sinno was a picture of a hipster ...

26/11/2013 - 05:01 - comment 0