Born December 1990 in Milton Keynes, Sahand started singing at age 3 to videos of Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey in his parents’ living room. Some years later, they moved to London, where his love for Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder became apparent. Lifts to school introduced him to major influence Freddie Mercury, where his dad’s Queen Live at Wembley tapes would be played on loop.

During this period Sahand could be found with his brothers playing Beatles and Oasis songs on beaten up guitars, as well as more secretively singing and dancing along to Jackson records in his bedroom. His first band Harley was formed at age 12 whilst at school. Sahand’s first foray into live performance saw him on stage at local venue The Pioneer in St Albans, now notable as being the birthplace of rock group Enter Shikari.

Live shows have since come thick and fast, with Sahand most notably performing at Jamie Oliver and Alex James’ music festival The Big Feastival in 2012, alongside Noisettes and Paloma Faith.