The summer of 2002 was a rollercoaster ride for me and my friend Omayr. The year before that, we had started up a school band called Reverb, consisting of several friends with no idea whatsoever of how to play music. But we shared a common passion for music, and the natural progression was to try our hand at playing some kind of instrument or the other. Zohad, vocalist of Nemesis, and a very dear friend opted to sing a few sessions with us since Nemesis was going through a period of hiatus. A couple of members had gone abroad for their higher studies, leaving the band in a state of hibernation.
With Zohad’s help, we slowly started coming around as musicians. Our highlight that year performing at our annual school concert, and our friends and fellow students had waited long enough till the end of the show to see our performance. It was delightful to see all of them singing along with the popular tunes that we did and the whole experience was awesome.
One fine day, a couple of months later, Zohad comes up to me and Omayr and says, ‘guys, I know you have your own thing going, but if you dont mind, can I please ask you to play for Nemesis?’. Needless to say, both of us were astounded at his request, and the nature of it as well. And there started our journey in Nemesis, one which continues till this day. Playing with them made us better as musicians, and it is my belief that due to the fact that our friendship goes back such a long way, let us gel instantly with Nemesis and what it stood for.