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Aziz Ibrahim

Aziz Ibrahim

Stone Roses Guitarist music competition judge

Music competition judge Aziz Ibrahim - Stone Roses guitarist

Former Stone Roses guitarist Aziz Ibrahim is best known for his guitar work for The Stone Roses, Simply Red and Ian Brown (solo). The ex-Stone Roses guitarist also hides a history of studio and live work with a diverse roster of artists - ranging from Paul Weller, The Players, Steven Wilson and Asia.

Aziz Ibrahim - Stone Roses guitarist judge

Recent appearances from former Stone Roses Guitarist Aziz Ibrahim include his leading of the BBC Introducing Musicans' Masterclass as a "Guitar Hero" at the famed Maida Vale Studios, whilst conducting interviews for Music Week, Radio 1 and 1xtra at Abbey Road Studios.

Former Stone Roses guitarist Aziz Ibrahim has also recently released his first single on iTunes, a cover of 'I Fought the Law (And the Law Won)'. The single caught the ear of some huge names in the industry, including former band mate of the Stone Roses guitarist Ian Brown, and music legend Paul Weller.

Ex-Stone Roses guitarist Aziz Ibrahim also worked on the latest album from Paul Weller entitled ‘Sonik Kicks’. The album was released to much critical acclaim, reaching UK No. 1.

Get your music heard by industry judges like Aziz Ibrahim

The Open Mic UK music competition has music industry judges attend every stage from auditions to the National Final. We have judges from Radio 1, Kerrang!, BBC Introducing, regional press and record labels. Check out our full list of singing competition judges here.

Want to play in front of these judges? Get your music heard by the right people, and what could be better than to perform in front of them live?

If you want to showcase your music in front of judges such as Kerrang! Radio’s Alex Baker, enter Open Mic UK now.

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