Khalir attributes his musical "feel" to enthusiastically watching live performances of yesterday’s musical superstars at Philly's famous "Uptown Theatre." "There was a hole in the backdoor just big enough for kids to climb through and sneak into the show" recalls Khalir. We would spend the entire Saturday catching the afternoon and evening shows of legendary artists like The Temptations, The Supremes, Smokey & the Miracles, Little Stevie Wonder, Jerry Butler, James Brown and many more. Growing up embracing the great legends of soul music along with the undeniable influence of Philly's famous radio broadcasters it was nearly predictable that Khalir would become one of the most soulful entertainers to emerge in a city known for musical acclaim.
Starting a musical career as a percussionist Khalir has backed local musicians as well as recording artist including Dee Dee Sharp, Stanley Turrentine, and international singing legend Al Green on conga and percussion. That soon led to a demand to bring the stylish artist in front of the microphone on weddings, corporate events, fundraisers and other catered events. That in turn set in motion a series of events that would lead Khalir to focus his energy and resources to become a leading front man and master of ceremony. Driven by the overwhelming response of party guests and event attendees his popularity and reputation as a dynamic performer quickly spread across the Delaware Valley region. Khalir was the innovator and first performer to feature "rap style" custom entertainment for bar/bat mitzvahs performing as the special feature artist "Special K". This quickly earned him the momentum to pursue his goal of becoming a lead performer. Khalir appreciates the history of the great entertainment legends as much as he enjoys his opportunity to perform in their shadow.
As a singer and entertainer Khalir has performed from New York to San Diego, Manila, and the Dominican Republic. Khalir has performed at catered events that include celebrities, professional athletes, and political figures including Mayor J. Street, Gov. Ed Rendell, Congressman Mike Castle, several national political figures as well as thousands of wedding and party guests throughout the Delaware Valley and beyond. Watching Khalir perform live brings to mind the phrase, "the hardest working man in show business"; a title rightfully claimed by one of his early idols James Brown. Levi Stubbs, Eddie Levert, Gladys Knight and Donny Hathaway round out some of his other favorite influences. Whether it’s his soulful rendition of a Four Tops ballad or a funked out version of Brick House or stylizing on a Sinatra tune Khalir delivers and then delivers some more. Khalir doesn't hit the stage without enthusiasm and passion for performing and entertainment. If you have a chance to see this dynamic performer get, ready to groove because it's show time!
"The dance floor has never been so packed and the committee and guests are still talking about the entertainment.
Our sincere appreciation Khalir."