Hossam Ramzy was born in Cairo, Egypt. His musical career began early, when at the age of three he was given his first drum, an Egyptian Tabla…..
Hossam’s passion and huge talent for percussion was noted by his family, many of whom were themselves involved in the arts. Hossam was encouraged to master his craft and studied under leading Cairo music teachers.
| The distinctive sound of his Arabian & North African string arrangements, his percussion and exciting rhythms on his albums caught the imagination of Peter Gabriel and Hossam was invited to perform on PASSION and later US, and has just completed the working on Peter’s new unreleased album. Hossam has gone on to work with many top musicians including Joan Armatrading & Mary Wilson.
Hossam is known world wide for creating string arrangements and percussion and produced many songs for the world’s leading artists such as:
| In 1994 Robert Plant and Jimmy Page (ex-Led Zeppelin) invited Hossam to bring together a band of Arabian musicians and work on their reunion album ‘No Quarter – Unledded’ for which he was rewarded a GOLD thena PLATINUM discs. This led to Hossam joining Page & Plant on their historic reunion 1995/96 world tour.
During this historic tour, the following headline appeared
In November 2001 at the 25th Anniversary of the ARC Music record company, with whom Hossam has released 18 Albums in his own name for the Egyptian dance, he was awarded a PLATINUM disc for being their top selling artist, over 200.000 record sales.
Hossam built his own state of the art recording environment DRUMZY STUDIO, in which he has the latest in recording technolgy mixed in with old;and unique sounds of the best names in recording equipment. With all this available to his finger tips, he can now create many new sounds of the old traditional grooves and Arabian & North African Samples & Loops of which he has no less than 80.000, all in perfect BPM, and ready to use. To date Hossam has recorded and released 4 top selling albums in Drumzy Studio.