Coke Studio Season 12 line-up under Rohail Hayat

Coke Studio took everyone by storm, from our neighbors to international musicians, the platform caught a lot of attention and there has been no turning back for Coke Studio since then. The show’s success has been on works that have appealed to global audience through Youtube which has put Pakistani music back on the map.

What started under the maestro of Rohail Hayat, lost its essence as the production was handed over to other musicians after a few seasons. But thankfully, Coke Studio’s season 12 is being produced under Rohail Hayat like the old times and here’s what to expect from the 12th season.

For the 12th season Rohail has drawn inspiration from his signature line-up of mature singers rather than the run-of-the-mill singers. The biggest change he’s made is by chucking out Asim Azhar and Momina Mustehsan who have been giving exceptionally great hits to Coke Studio, so this time there’s more experimenting with music and less experimenting with the singers, here’s the line-up so far:

1) Sanam Marvi

2) Fareed Ayaz & Abu Muhammad

3) Umair Jaswal

4)  Shahab Hussain

5)  Barkat Fakeer and company

6)  Atif Aslam

7)  Hadiqa Kayani

8)  Shamali Afghan

9)  Aima Baig

10) Har Sakhiyan

11) Chakar Baloch

12) Zoe Viccaji

13) Ali Sethi

14)  Shuja Haider

15)   Rachel Viccaji

16)   Nimra Rafique

17)   Quratulain Baloch

18)   Abrarul Haq

19)  Omran Shafique

20)  Taj Mohammad Buledi

21)  Sadiq Sameer


The house band for the season 12 features the following:

Guitars: Sarmad Ghafoor

Guitars: Zain Ali

Keys: Varqa Faraid

Bass: Kamran Mannu Zafar

Violin: Uncle Jay

Drums: Kami Paul

World percussions: Abdul Aziz, Veeru Shaan and Hassaan Moheyeddin (Moyo)

Eastern percussions: Babar Khanna

Multiple instruments: Tanveer Tafu and Aamir Azhar

Backing vocalists:  Shahab Hussain, Nimra Rafique, Rachel Viccaji and Meher Qadir


There are a few other guest musicians as well who remain mysteries for now that will feature in different songs throughout the season. The 12th installment of Coke Studio is expected to kick off early in October.


What are your expectations from Rohail Hayat? Who do you think the guest singers will be? Let us know in the comments below!

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