Lead and Rhythm Guitar, ​Drums

Equipped with the eyeliner, hair, and leather jacket, Mahir also known as "Bruce Wayne" for his gadgets, cool cars, and the infamous Batcave (his basement where it all started) has been preparing for this opportunity his entire life. Having been classically trained in piano since the age of 9, Bruce is game for anything musically. In fact, without Mahir accepting the invitation to play alongside Deen there would be no Leftist. The Paul to Deen's John has played or worked with well over a dozen other bands in all different genres from punk rock to Punjabi rock; contributing where he can on drums, bass, djembe, guitar, and piano.


Mahir brings the flavor of his greatest influences to the band including the Clash, Incubus, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, the Mars Volta, Michael Jackson, The Ramones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Slackers, Streetlight Manifesto, Tool, Ludivico Einaud and the Who; to name a few. Most of Leftist's infectious and soul bending riffs on tracks like Lower Your Gaze, How to Speak, and Higher are at the hands of Mahir. His on stage shenanigans, including stopping mid-play to sing along to Dearly Departed, has even garnered its own following; #teamMahir.


the rockstar

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