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0Usman Riaz on The Drive Thru
Usman Riaz joins Wes on The Drive Thru to talk about his music and his latest ventures... Read more
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0From The Archives with Salman Ahmed and Brian O'Connell
In 2011, the legendary rock band Junoon joined Wes Malik on The Drive Thru to talk about their album Junoon 20... Read more
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1Usman Riaz and Preston Reed: A young guitarist meets his hero
If there's one video everyone needs to watch today it's this one. We quite obviously can't get enough of Usman Riaz and it isn't without reason. Read more
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0Usman Riaz - Circus in the Sky Album Review
Between the full-scale orchestra, the homage to a legendary stage musical, the accompanying short film, and the artist contributing everything from sheet music to album artwork, Usman Riaz’s ‘Circus in the Sky’ can’t help but come across as indulgent. Here is Asad Khawaja's review of Usman's first full-length album.... Read more
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0City Sessions: Usman Riaz
When Usman plays you listen, heck you stop and watch because that in itself is a treat. So when a few years ago this awkward teenager walked into the CityFm89 studios he quite simply walked into our hearts as well. Just like that. Read more
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40The Drive Thru

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Monday to Friday 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM RJ: Wes Malik

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Wrap up your day with Wes Malik. Headlines, giveaways, guests, great conversation and popular music both old and new we’ve got it all in one show. Whatever your taste, we’re serving it at The Drive Thru. For more updates you can find:
Wes On Twitter @wesmalik

Haroon on The Drive Thru



Haroon made it to our Islamabad station to join Wes Malik on The Drive Thru, talked about the innovative music platform www.Taazi.com, discussed www.BurkaAvenger.com - and I performed some new songs live.



Arslan Baig on The Drive Thru



Arslan Baig, a UK based singer/songwriter, started off as a host of an entertainment show “Ek Aur Ek 11” in 2007. Arslan released his first debut songs in 2011 'Tera Saath' AND 'Ye Piyar' which were on top 10 asian charts and were played on various radios all over the world. He has been steadily gaining steam in UK and Pakistan and released various songs in 2012 and 2013.

Arslan joins Wes on The Drive Thru to talk about his new song 'Heeryia' , his early struggles in singing Punjabi songs and much more.



Mooroo on The Drive Thru



Singer, Songwriter and Film Maker, Taimur Salahuddin brings a sense of originality missing from songs nowadays.

Mooroo joins Wes on the Drive Thru to talk about his new song “Itni Chikni” featuring Ali Ghul Pir and his music.



Ravvish on The Drive Thru



Ravvish a Islamabad based band, performed quite a few times and has opened for leading bands of the country (as Stoned). The band has released their first single titled ‘Insaan’ (as Stoned) and is set to release the second single and their first music video later this year.

The band members joined Wes on The Drive Thru. If you missed out, click on the link below to have a listen:



Sharaf Qaisar on The Drive Thru



Radio presenter, Music producer, Singer, Songwriter, Music critic, Guitarist -Sharaf Qaisar has been in radio for past 16 years. He has been associated with a number Pakistani radio stations over the years.
Sharaf joins Wes on The Drive Thru to talk about his long and varied radio career and his upcoming new song.



Osama Com Laude on The Drive Thru



Osama Com Laude aka "OCL" first got everyone's attention when he was featured in Nouman Khalid's song "Desi Thumka" in 2011.
Osama joins Wes on The Drive Thru to talk about his love for music, upcoming projects, and obsession of becoming the "Pakistani Superman" !



Ali Haider on The Drive Thru



Ali Haidar was one of the definitive singers of the Pakistani Pop scene in the Nineties. His song, "Puraani Jeans", defined an entire generation with it's lyrics hitting a note with college students around the nation.

He talks to Wes Malik about his career, spiritual journey, the current music scene of Pakistan and the challenges it faces. If you missed out on the interview click on the below to have a listen:



Adil Omar on The Drive Thru



Rapper, singer, songwriter, lyricist - Adil Omar has worked and collaborated with Cypress Hill, Xzibit, Everlastand, Kool G Rap and others. In March, 2013, he released his first album, “The Mushroom Cloud Effect”. Adil joins Wes on The Drive Thru to talk about his music and his upcoming projects, if you missed out, click on the link below to have a listen:



Usman Riaz on The Drive Thru




Destined for greatness, Usman Riaz started playing the classical piano when he was only 6 and taught himself to play a variety of instruments.
This quintessential musical genius also released an album called ‘Circus in the Sky’ produced alongside Jan Van.
Usman Riaz joins Wes on The Drive Thru to talk about his music and his latest ventures. If you missed out, click on the link below and have a listen:



Vanhwaks on The Drive Thru with Wes Malik




The Pakistani founders of Vanhawks – the creators of the carbon fibre connected bicycle called the valour join Wes on The Drive Thru to talk about their journey. If you missed out, click on the link below to have a listen:



Iqbal Ghangla on The Drive Thru with Wes Malik




Mr. Iqbal Ghangla riding his motorcycle all across Pakistan and his target is to hit about 20,000km all in the name of Peaceful Pakistan. On this journey he has taken beautiful pictures of Pakistan, Iqbal calls himself a traveler who chooses to show the world all the good things Pakistan has to offer. Iqbal joined Wes Malik on The Drive Thru to talk about his journey. If you missed out, click on the link below:



Yasir Akhtar on The Drive Thru with Wes Malik




The musical act that took out musical channel charts, video junctions and television as a whole by storm, Arid zone’s front man and musical genius – Yasir Akhtar joins Wes on The Drive Thru all the way from Manchester, UK to talk about his music. In case you missed out, click on the link below to have a listen:



Faraz Anwar on The Drive thru with Wes Malik




Faraz Anwar, known to be ‘Pakistan’s master of progressive rock’, joins Wes on The Drive Thru. Faraz is also known for his solo instrumental work and his band Mizraab. If you missed out the LIVE show, we have got it covered for you. Click on the link below to have listen:



Nusrat Hussain on The Drive Thru with Wes Malik




Nusrat Hussain, the 1990s guitarist and keyboardist who was also a part of Vital Signs and Junoon joins Wes on The Drive Thru talking about his life, music and much more.
If you missed out click on the link below to have a listen.



Abdullah Qureshi on The Drive Thru with Wes Malik




Abdullah Qureshi, Ussayd Khan, Moosa and Ali join Wes on the Drive Thru with Wes Malik talk about their new single ‘Pardesi’, their music inspirations and much more. If you missed out, click on the link below:



Komal Rizvi on The Drive Thru




The singer, actress, songwriter and television host, who started singing at the age of sixteen - Komal Rizvi - a name that rings a bell of familiarity in the minds of people who have grown up in Pakistan during the 1990s.
Recently she released an album - a sound which is a fusion of east and west.
Komal is also working on some major international and across border collaborations.
A few days back Komal joined Wes on The Drive Thru to talk about her upcoming projects.



Asif Sinan on The Drive Thru




Asif Sinan is a quintessential “World Musician” who has been able to bring together the genres of Jazz, Indian Classical and Sufi Music. He has also gained recognition for making his guitar sound like a sitar. [1]
A few days back the extraordinaire guitarist, Asif Sinan made it to our Islamabad station for a conversation with Wes Malik on The Drive Thru. If you missed out on what he has to say about his music genre and his music career, click on the link below:



Peter Flierl on The Drive Thru




Peter Flierl also known as Sneaky Pete is part of the Australian Band Plan B doing some wonderful music in collaboration with Pakistani singers. A few days back Peter Flierl and Waleed joined Wes on The Drive Thru to talk about his upcoming projects and his recent collaborations. If you missed out on the live performance and the interview, click on the link below to have a listen:



Sarmad Ghafoor on The Drive Thru




Sarmad Ghafoor is a record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter.
He has been part of a couple of bands, Rushk, and Qayaas and is one of the premiere music producers from Pakistan. Sarmad has produced albums for a wide variety of artists, including Atif Aslam, Bilal Khan, Nusrat Hussain, Abbas Ali Khan, and Overload.

If you missed out on Sarmad Ghafoor in conversation with Wes Malik on The Drive Thru, click on the link below and have a listen to what he had to say:



The Drive Thru with Abbass Ali Khan




Singer, Song Writer, Music Producer and Lyricist - Abbas Ali Khan joins Wes Malik from The Drive Thru and discusses his music and new album "Tamaam Alam Mast " with a Sufi twist embarking on a spiritually journey and future endeavors.



The Drive Thru with Ali Umair




Ali Umair joins Wes all the way from Lahore. Singing for about half a decade, besides being a singer, Ali is also a filmographer who makes music videos and documentaries. If you missed out on Ali Umair in conversation with Wes Malik on The Drive Thru talking about his musical journey, and his new single sochon mein gum, click on the link below and have a listen:



The Drive Thru with Haroon




Haroon the pop singer, composer, musician and producer, was part of the first Pakistani group to take Pakistani music industry internationally when they became the first Pakistani band to feature on MTV. Other than his contribution to Pakistan’ music industry, he is also the creator and director of the Pakistani animated TV series the Burka Avenger.

A few days back, Haroon made it to our Islamabad station for a cup of coffee with Wes Malik on The Drive Thru, if you missed out, click on the link below and have a listen to what Haroon had to say about his journey as a musician:



Saturn on The Drive Thru with Wes Malik




Saturn, well-known for being one of the pioneering progressive rock groups in Pakistan gained popularity for their energetic performances and stage presence. Saturn is known as one of the loudest bands of Pakistan.



Akash Sam on The Drive Thru




Akash Sam - a Singer, lyricist, Composer and a Music Producer in conversation with Wes Malik on The Drive Thru, if you missed out, click on the link below and have a listen to what he had to say about his music:



Soch on The Drive Thru with Wes Malik




Soch, the band, comprises of two talented musicians, Adnan Dhool and Rabi Ahmed. The duo offers a unique, fresh and soulful approach to their earthy music, Soch takes you on a journey, hitting on the harsh realities of life.
If you missed out on Soch in conversation with Wes Malik on the Drive Thru, click on the link below and have a listen to what they had to say about their music and their single "Bandeya":



Jimmy Khan on The Drive Thru with Wes Malik




Jimmy Khan in conversation with Wes Malik on The Drive Thru talks about his journey of creating the band 'Jimmy Khan & The Big Ears', his new singles and a lot more. If you missed out, click on the link below to have a listen:



Stay tuned to our website for our exclusive City Sessions with Jimmy Khan!


E Sharp on The Drive Thru with Wes Malik


A few days back E Sharp made it to our Islamabad station to talk about the release of their new song. If you missed out on their conversation with Wes Malik on The Drive Thru, click on the link below:



Taal Karisma on The Drive Thru with Wes Malik


A few days back Alan Simon – the body percussionist from Taal Karisma joined us on The Drive Thru with Wes Malik. If you missed out, click on the link below and have a listen to what he had to say about his life as a musician.



Aliya Chinoy on The Drive Thru with Wes Malik




Singer songstress pianist, Aliya Chinoy joined Wes on the Drive Thru and spoke about her experience as a Pakistani female artist bringing out a solo album entirely in English and shared her songs -Only on CityFM89.



Wes Malik wraps up the VMAs on The Drive Thru





THE BURQA AVENGER on The Drive Thru with Wes Malik




The brainchild of Pakistani pop star Aaron Haroon Rashid, The Burqa Avenger features a female cartoon superhero fighting for girls' education in Pakistan.



JOSH on The Drive Thru with Wes Malik





Dynoman on the Drive Thru with Wes Malik




Special Musical Guest DynoMan on the Drive Thru with Wes Malik, talking about the new wave of electronic music coming out from Karachi and his album Naubahar.




Komal Rizvi on the Drive Thru with Wes Malik




Komal Rizvi gets back from India and talks to CityFM89 about her latest album launch



Sneaky Pete (Plan B) on the Drive Thru with Wes Malik




Back from their World Tour we've got Sneaky Pete from Aussie band Plan B live in our studios on The Drive Thru last night, here's the show if you missed it!




Angry Ballerina on the Drive Thru with Wes Malik



Angry Ballerina is the band with a message. In addition to pursuing the alternative and soft-rock genre, AB attempts to give new life to expressive art. Their resilience continues to be defined by their shared experiences with the many out there.

Angry Ballerina is a band consisting of Ashar Ali on guitars and Mani Khawaja on vocals. Their message?

• Struggle - the challenges that you face from within and the ability to overcome inner-conflict

• Discover – to embark on a self-exploring journey in hopes of finding your personal essence

• Believe - have confidence in your ability to stay true to who you are

We had the pleasure of having them over on The Drive Thru last night, check out the show below if you missed it.



Musical guests: Hijr-e-Malaal



Our 100th guest on the Drive Thru last week were Hijr-e-Malaal
In their own words:

"It was a shattered dream which came in existence when we started jamming together and came to know what music really is, We were born with music inside us. Music is one of our parts. Like our ribs, our kidneys, our liver, our heart. Like our blood. It is a necessity for us-like food or water. According to us Music Is A Never Ending Ocean No Matter How Deep You Go, It Never Ends''

Stream the interview below in case you missed it.


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