Multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Osama Malik brings a fresh blend of pop-inspired melodies, rich harmonies, percussive rhythms and an emphasis on his thought provoking lyrics to the forefront of his music. He can be found co-writing songs in Los Angeles or performing on stages of every size with an array of talented musicians near his hometown in Virginia.
Osama Malik began his musical journey as a sax player in the 3rd grade where he fell in love with creating sounds for his friends. He first picked up strings on guitar while attending college at James Madison University as the front man of the Evergreen Terrace Band and Slightly Something where he performed regularly in the Northern Virginia area and local college scene. He has shared the stage with national touring acts including Sister Hazel, Pat McGee Band, Spin Doctors, Dave Barnes, Fighting Gravity and Virginia Coalition.
Over the years, he has been supported by a cadre of friends and talented musicians who he has assembled into his band for records and live performances. Malik himself often switches instruments guitar, ukulele, mandolin, piano, sax and drums - sometimes during the same song. This approach has allowed Malik to bring an infinite combination of styles and configurations to suit his mood or the venue from solo guitar performances, to mandolin/sax duos, to hand percussion for smaller venues, or full rock configurations for clubs and big stages.
His latest project was jokingly named "+ Imaginary Friends" because the name stands whether he is performing solo, with his full band, or anywhere in between.