Zayaan Faisal age 24 is a self-taught Maldivian musician who began his music career in Sri Lanka. Zayaan got into music sometime during 2009 while still at high school in the Maldives. Initially aspiring to become a drummer, he changed courses and switched to guitar after listening to the sounds of well known Maldivian musician Fasy, Nashid and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, both of whom influenced
his music to a great degree. Zayaan’s other influences include K ing-Crimson, BB K ing and Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine, deriving his style and feel from
their music.