Tony started his music lessons in the 2nd grade and picked up the guitar in 8th grade. His first guitar mentor was the late Niloy Da; he later took lessons from Balam bhai. Tony's first band in Dhaka was Koprophillia, where he played from 1997 to 2002. Inspired by the likes of John Petrucci, Adrian Smith, Ritchie Blackmore, Mark Knopfler, Marty Friedman and others, his passion for playing guitar is still running strong. Besides Kronedge, he is engaged in a Bengali cover band, Jotil, in the greater Washington, D.C. area. At present, he plays an Ibanez S570, or if the mood strikes, an Ernie Ball Music Man JP15 aided by his favorite Marshall tube amp.
Guitars & Synth
Sharif took his first lessons from Roket, the legendary guitarist of Azam Khan during SSC break. His early musical ventures were limited to friends and students from college and university. His BUET band 'Scarfs' made some name, as he collaborated with several skilled musicians of the 90's. In US he kept music indoors until he joined 'Aricha Ghat' in 2013 as a bassist. He later published an album with a fellow musician under the name 'Old School Shop' and emerged as a local musician, sound engineer, and producer. Besides Kronedge, he collaborated with many local and international artists. He was deeply influenced by neo-classical and blues styles through artists such as Y J Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert, Ritchie Blackmore and Mark Knopfler. Sharif uses Ibanez RG series, Jackson and Fender Strat. For amps and processors, he exclusively sticks to Line6.
Amit Muntasir started playing guitar in 1998 when he wanted to become a musician in Bangladesh. He worked with a lot of projects and bands in Bangladesh Underground music scene until he came to join Icons as a bassist and released an album and 3 singles with them in Bangladesh and performed in numerous shows nationwide. In 2011 he had to move to Washington DC for his desk job but continued his journey as a musician by performing with several local bands from the Washington DC metro area. He got invited by Kronedge to jam and perform for an upcoming show. After a couple of jam sessions and fun filled hangouts, it felt natural that Amit becomes part of Kronedge family and continue his thrilling musical journey.
Enam used to learn the Tablas as a child. He switched to drums around 1995. His early inspiration was Fanty of Feellings (now Nagar Baul). Nowadays he admires drumming of Carter Beauford, Tayler Hawkins, Lars Ulrich, Tipu, Mahbub Rashid, and many others Enam tries to keep an open mind and listen to all types of music without judgment. He currently uses a Yamaha 6-piece Custom Oak kit with Zildjian, Sabian and Meinl cymbals, and a Roland TD-25 KV kit.