Salam Homoud picked up the guitar at age 14; he received no formal training, and is completely self taught. Only a few months later, he won a regional talent contest, hosted by Yamaha, for playing an original piece on his guitar. He spent the next couple of years exploring different styles, and exposing himself to everything from Latin to Rock music.
He performed his first live concert at the age of 16, when he participated in Rock Aid, a charity event hosted by the American British Academy (ABA), in Muscat. Performing there made him realize that music was what he'd like to be doing for the rest of his life.
He spent the next few years performing at local student hangout's and nightspots, solo or with an accompanying band. As well as working on new compositions, this shaped his own distinctive style.
Salam didn't limit himself to playing the guitar; he soon learnt to play the piano, bass guitar, bouzouki, xylophone and Flauto (recorder).
Between 2004 and 2006, Salam recorded 7 original tracks in total.
But it wasn't until January 2007 that he decided to become a full time musician, dedicating his time solely to his music. After teaming up with some of the most talented musicians from Amman, they started performing and playing gigs under the name SALAM.
His music has been heard over the airwaves of Amman FM since June 2007, and has been subject to lots of positive feedback. His music was also featured in a film by the RFC. He is described by many as an eclectic musician; this is mainly due to the variation in style, from instrumentals to songs with lyrics in both English and Arabic, each song with its own unique flavor.
Live performances are sometimes accompanied by a full band lineup and some guest musicians. Other times, he is accompanied solely by a drummer, bassist and a violinist.
Their new album "1944" is expected to be released by the end of 2010.
Salam Homoud - Vocals, Guitars
Munzer Jaber - Bass guitar
Yarub Smairat – Violin
Ali Jaffal – Drums
Lawrence Razzouq – Keyboards
Nes Getsy - Everything else