Born in Chelsea in the heart of London, Harris J is a young British Muslim artist with Indian and Irish heritage signed to Awakening Records.
At an early age, Harris’s natural talent for singing was evident. By the age of five, he began singing and performing in public, at school recitals and multi-faith gatherings. His mastery of classical Arabic recitation with tones and vocal techniques of Irish folk music create a distinctly rich blend of artistic talent.
Harris J is passionate about football. At the age of 12, Harris earned himself a place in the exclusive Elite Training Club at the Chelsea Academy, receiving expert coaching over several years at the training grounds of the Chelsea FC Premier League Side.
Having entered the social media powered Awakening Talent Contest in 2013 - in which multi platinum winning songwriter and artist Maher Zain was a judge - Harris J went on to win the competition and signed an exclusive record deal with Awakening Records.
In July 2015 Harris J graduated from the world renowned BRIT School of Performing Arts in London (alumni include Adele, Amy Winehouse and others). Harris J has performed in charity tours in the UK and at the Mandela tribute concert in South Africa. World Music Trends have identified Harris as “an artist who will take the global Islamic music scene by storm”.
Harris J considers himself a proud Muslim and a true Brit and is now looking forward to taking his new blend of faith inspired music to the world. His debut album is due to be released in late August 2015.
Harris J is the winner of Awakening’s first talent contest held in 2013.
The talent contest is an international singing competition held by Awakening Records.