It is impossible not to think of Jeff Buckley when you hear this mysterious, equally blessed young man. Troubling beauty, guitar with delicate arpeggios, and acrobatic vocals are his most devastating qualities, but the course of his career sets him apart from the late American songwriter.
Based in Antwerp, Tamino-Amir Moharam Fouad has an Egyptian father (himself the son of a well-known actor and musician) and a Flemish mother (who named him after the prince in Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute). His dual nationality permeates his music, but Tamino also draws inspiration from elsewhere – in particular Edith Piaf, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and the like. Inhabiting the stage, he draws out magnetic, feverish songs whose dark clouds sometimes dissipate to reveal sublime celestial surges.
Its first EP called Habibi is now available!
Tamino, and many more artists will be at Rock en Seine at the end of August in the National domain of Saint Cloud, at the gates of Paris.