OMAR ABIDI

OMAR ABIDI

 

Basic Background Info

 
Birth: August 15, 1983
Location: Paddington, London, UK
Band: Fightstar
Genres: Rock, Post-Hardcore, Emo
Instruments: Drum
Occupation: Musician
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Biography

 
 
Omar Abidi is a London native of Arabic and Portuguese descent. Omar Abidi is the self taught drummer for Fightstar, a post-harcore band that formed in late 2003. Abidi is as passionate about life as he is about the art of drumming.

Fightstar was born after an impromptu jam session at lead vocalist/guitarist Charlie Simpsonís home. The band released their first EP, They Liked You Better When You Were Dead, in February of 2005. The album was heavily influenced by the author Chuck Palahniuk, as is made especially evident by the song entitled 'Palahniukís Laughter.'
 
 

Discography

 
 
Album Year Album Name Album Band
2005 They Liked You Better When You Were Dead (EP) Fightstar
2006 Grand Unification Fightstar
2007 One Day Son, This Will All Be Yours Fightstar
 

Noise

 
 
  • Omar plays matched grip.
  • “You could say we’re that rare thing–Gentlemen,” quipped Abidi in an interview with New Woman magazine.
  • Omar has endorsed Meinl cymbals since late 2006.
  • Omar's favorite meal is minted lamb chops with creamy mustard mash.
  • His favorite drink is Jack Daniels and Coke.
 

Instruments of Choice

 
 

Drums

Drums: Drum Workshop
Cymbals: Meinl
Hardware: Drum Workshop
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Sticks: Quick Stick
 
 

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