Ala Ghawas is an independent singer-songwriter, musician and record producer from Bahrain, considered by many as one of Bahrain's most important artists of his generation.
With his haunting lyrics and raspy voice backed with his acoustic guitar and piano, Ghawas produced a compelling body of work that illustrates the influences of his life in the form of songs. Drawing inspirations from poets and songwriting masters like 'Bob Dylan' and 'Leonard Cohen', as well as rock legends 'Pink Floyd' and his idols 'Jackson Browne' and 'Jeff Buckley'.
Ghawas recorded and released his debut EP, "Hums", in 2007 during his time in Boston as a Fulbright Scholar. And then followed by another two critically acclaimed EPs, "Whispers" in 2008 and "Screams" in 2009, which made Ghawas a local musical hero.
Starting 2011, Ghawas spent almost three years writing new songs for his debut LP, "Armor", and partnered with Bahrain's most popular band, 'Likwid', for the recording of these songs. The album was released in November 2013 and featured his most successful single to date, "Raven".
In 2017, Ghawas has announced the release of his 7th long awaited new album entitled “Tryst”. He has written and produced the album himself while partnering with Bahraini sound artist Abdulla Jamal for recording, sound engineering and mixing. It also featured a constellation of stars from the Bahrain independent music scene including Mohammed Haddad, Ahmed AlQasim, Abdulrahman Malallah, Khalid Alshamlan, Ali Al Qaseer, Faisal Sheikh, Abdulla Haji, Mohammed Rashid, Fawaz Al Shaikh, Hameed Al Saeed, Ali Malik & Eman Haddad.
TRYST – LIVE will be featuring special appearances from YOUSIF YASEEN AND OMAR AFUNI.