BBC Asian Network favourite AMiR has been selected by the radio station to play on Glastonbury’s BBC Introducing stage this year. 

AMiR said on his social media “there’s something I’ve always wanted to be able to say, and now I can. HELLO GLASTONBURY!”. 

Born in North-London to a Punjabi father and a mother from the midlands, AMiR has always had a burning passion for music. 

Since a young age, music has been the only path for the gifted performer. Starting with the drums, he soon found music an addiction taking on the guitar and piano. Since then, he’s worked to become the complete musician.

Music has been AMiR’s life since before he can remember, though it’s not been without its hardships. 

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Working with previous management led to a crisis of identity and a pressure to conform to perceived ideas of “British Asian” artists. 

It’s a discourse AMiR’s glad to see the back of and hopes to inspire others of their individuality as he reveals in am interview with The Metro.  

He said, “The pressure in the industry of having to cater to “British Asian standards” just doesn’t sit well with me. 

"The Asian Network have helped me get that message across. I’m lucky with my family as they have never pressured me to be something I’m not. But it’s not the same for some of my friends.

"They have to service the family name before they are allowed to be happy, which ultimately messes us all up.”

Since starting out as a solo artist, his singles ‘All Or Nothing’ and ‘Drench Me With Your Lust’ were instant favourites with Kiss FM, BBC Asian Network, the latter regularly supporting and shortlisting him as an artist to watch. 

Soon after, came support from Jo Wiley on BBC Radio 2 and Craig Charles on 6Music. Last year’s singles have also received worldwide support from Spotify’s editorial team, where he’s racked up over 300k streams.