DHP Family proudly presents...TaminoTickets on-sale Monday 9th September at 09:00. Set a reminder here: bit.ly/34pNAYMIt’s been a breakthrough year for 22-year-old Tamino Moharam Fouad, the Antwerp based musician of Egyptian and Lebanese heritage, with his voice infiltrating the far corners of Europe and beyond building a fanatical fanbase around his startling, visceral, and stirring emotive sound. “Amir” is a record that is proving a real word-of-mouth success, ending 2018 in The Independent’s Albums of the Year and finding support on the BBC, NPR, and a variety of high-profile European television and radio stations. It’s not just the media that have been picking up on Tamino’s power, but fellow musicians too. This year Tamino has performed with Lana Del Rey at her request, and he counts Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood as a bandmate now (who also features on a selection of recordings on Amir playing bass guitar). Although the majority of the playing heard on “Amir” is Tamino himself, he is joined by a collective of Arabic musicians based in Brussels called “Nagham Zikrayat”. The Firka (orchestra) is predominantly made up of professional musicians from the Middle East, most of which have refugee status having predominantly fled from Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia and Syria. Members of the orchestra are long-standing fans of Tamino’s late grandfather, a famous actor-musician in the golden age of Egyptian cinema. They contacted Tamino to request his performance at a concert in honour of his late grandfather. Not being a native speaker, Tamino politely declined but invited the orchestra to assist him in the making of “Amir”. Tamino will make a very special, first trip out to the Middle East and North Africa in October, taking in debut shows in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey. The demand for his arrival out there is testament to the word of mouth momentum that Amir has already accumulated outside the typical touring countries that he’s already made his name within. He then returns to Europe in November with two new UK shows in Manchester and The Scala in London in early December, his biggest UK so far.Over the course of “Amir”, Tamino captures a range of emotions from romance to desolation, and almost everything in between. It’s mood music, painted in a number of different shades. This deluxe release will act as a timely reminder of what makes Tamino such a special young artist, and shows the progression he has soon made from those initial demo recordings right through to his stunning live sound of today.