Tariq is a writer, songwriter and recording artist based in Vancouver. He has released four full-length albums under his own name and most recently an EP entitled The Moonwalker EP. He is also part of the six-piece experimental rock band, Brasstronaut, a collaborative project that has received attention and accolades both in Canada and in Europe. He is currently working on a new collection of songs as well as a memoir about growing up as a first generation Canadian kid with dreams of playing in rock a band. Tariq is the winner of the 2011 Maxine Sevack award for creative nonfiction and holds an MFA in creative writing from the creative writing program at UBC where he now teaches.