MUSICIAN – PRODUCER – ENGINEER
A restless collaborator, Abraham co-runs The Rose Hill arts centre, is a co-director of the Beatabet collective, a producer for the European arts network Metahub and an artist-mentor for the Lighthouse Young Creatives. He’s managed numerous tours, residencies, festivals and AV installations and received funding from organisations including Arts Council England, EU Interreg IV, PRS Foundation and the British Council.
KEYS – SYNTHS – GUITARS – ELECTRONICS
Born in Beirut to an Algerian-Syrian family, he moved to the UK as an infant, settling in Brighton. That’s where his love of music began with formal training on the violin, then later self-teaching the guitar, bass and piano. A performing musician for over 20 years, he’s played in a wide range of bands and ensembles, spanning genres from western-classical to jazz, rock, reggae, dub, afrobeat, hip-hop, funk, soul, electronic and experimental music. On the road, he’s played at prestigious venues and festivals including the Royal Albert Hall, Brixton Academy, The Jazz Cafe (London), Glastonbury (UK), Dour (Belgium), Outlook (Croatia) and Fusion (Germany).
His first foray into solo work with hazy electronics and blissed-out vocals, the Jinn EP drew plaudits from Nick Luscombe (BBC Radio 3, Late Junction) to Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6) and resulted in a series of live shows including Spectrum (Brighton Dome), Hollow Earth (Resonance FM) and supporting GoGo Penguin (Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts).
COMPOSITION – RECORDING – BEATS
A multi-instrumentalist and producer with a thing for synths, samplers and drum machines, he’s made records with artists including Resonators (Wah Wah 45s), Buika (Warner), Beta Hector (Tru Thoughts) and MaMan (Young JustUs) as well as producing music for short films, computer games and sound installations.
LIVE – STUDIO – MIXING – MASTERING
Since 2016 he’s been the house sound-engineer at The Rose Hill arts venue and recording studios. The Rose Hill is both a venue and a creative hub, aiming to programme consistently interesting, varied and adventurous performance. Besides regular live music, they host film screenings, workshops and classes and are putting together an artistic residency programme. Situated in an old English pub, the cellar has been converted into a multi-room studio with full recording capabilities and two production/mix rooms.