Kamil Rustam is a French guitarist, composer, arranger, songwriter and producer whose musical career has made known as a prolific musician in many different styles.
Rustam was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and moved at an early age to Paris, France where he worked extensively for most of the top pop French artists, earning the 1985 "Les Victoires de la Musique" for Producer of the Year with his fellow producing partners Manu Katché and Gabriel Yared. He was also nominated as Best Studio Musician at the 1986 and 1987 "Les Victoires de la Musique". He then moved to Los Angeles, California in 1996, where he has been busy working in the American entertainment industry.
Growing up, Kamil Rustam had always been listening to the sounds of the guitar; his father, a student of Alexandre Lagoya and Ida Presti, would always play at home . But it was only when he discovered bands like The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix that he decided he wanted to become a guitar player. At seven years old, he enrolled in the "Conservatoire municipal du 14eme arrondissement" and studied classical guitar for 10 years while playing modern rock music with local bands.
Kamil Rustam made himself famous for being able to play whatever style required and quickly became one of the most sought-after session guitarists in France in the 1980s and 1990s, earning him 2 nominations for Best Session Musician at the 1986 and 1987 "Les Victoires De La Musique".
Producing / arranging career
Kamil Rustam started his producing career when schoolmate Patrick Bruel asked him in 1984 to produce his first single "Marre de cette nana la" which sold over a million copies. He then produced numerous albums for best-selling French artists like Florent Pagny, Patricia Kaas and Phil Barney, and eventually got awarded Best Producer at the 1985 "Les Victoires De La Musique" for Michel Jonasz's album Unis Vers L'Uni.
From 1985 to 1988 Kamil Rustam was full-time member of the band Preface. The band included Manu Katché on drums and lead vocal.
List of Artists Kamil Rustam has recorded written or performed with:
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark,
Music and performances for films:
List ncludes songs and soundtrack)
1988: Preuve d'amour 1,
1998: Black Mic Mac 2 2,
1995: Les Truffes fr:Les Truffes,
1997: La vérité si je mens 3,
1999: The Bone Collector,
2000: Rugrats In Paris 4,
2000: Under Suspicion,
2002: The Wild Thornberry's Movie,
2003: Rugrats Go Wild,
2006: Blood Diamond,
2007: The Neighbor 5,
2008: Dark Streets 6,
2009: The Ministers 7,
2010: Lullaby for pi 8,
2012: Clash 9,
Best Producer (winner): 1985 "Les Victoires De La Musique",
Best Session Musician (nominee): 1986 "Les Victoires De La Musique",
Best Session Musician (nominee): 1987 "Les Victoires De La Musique"
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