On Thursday, Bilal Maqsood and Faisal Kapadia announced the demise of their iconic band Strings via the band’s official Instagram account. “This is a bit of a departure from the standard. We’ve agreed that today, March 25, 2021, will be the day we finally finish Strings.
“For both of us, the past 33 years have been unforgettable. It’s very rare to have the ability to do something like this, and we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all of our fans for making it possible. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did “They included a note in their message.
“While the band is technically no longer together, we share an inextricable bond that will tie us together no matter where life takes us.” “Thank you very much for everything,” the touching note concludes. Maqsood told Images that “we just felt it was the right moment,” and that there was nothing more about it.
The internationally renowned pop rock band was formed in 1988 by four college students: Bilal Maqsood (vocals and guitars), Faisal Kapadia (vocals), Rafiq Wazir Ali (synthesiser), and Kareem Bashir Bhoy (bass guitar), according to stringsonline.net. The quartet disbanded in 1992, only to revive in 2000 with Maqsood and Kapadia.
Maqsood had added, “We did it for fun.” “Then, when we saw a musical trend forming, we decided to see if people would like our music. People seemed to like it, so we agreed that our name should be added to the list of those who popularised this genre of music.”