Kerala-based musician Job Kurian talks about making his debut performance in Hyderabad

Catch the musician at Juri Cafe & Bar. 

A Harini Prasad Published :  28th June 2019 06:00 AM   |   Published :   |  28th June 2019 06:00 AM
Job Kurian, Singer

Job Kurian

Job Kurian was first introduced to music lovers across South India in the music show, Super Star, in 2007. Post that, he went on to participate in other popular television shows including Music Mojo and compose for movies, while also releasing his independent music. Even after 12 years, Job continues to be as relevant as he ever was with his music. Ask him how he manages to do that and he says with a laugh, “I have always tried to stick to my roots, and that’s the major part of my music too. But I’m influenced by the new genres and styles I listen to. So these days, I let those influences also be a part of my music.”

Predominantly an alt folk singer, Job adds that he has lately been influenced by old classic culture, r ’n’ b and jazz, among others. His early influences, however, he points out was Indian musicians including Mohammed Rafi, KJ Yesudas, KS Chithra and Shankar Mahadevan, which also inspired him to take up music after graduating in engineering. He also went on to sing and even compose for Malayalam films including 2015’s Rasam, which also featured Mohanlal and Theevandi. “Composing for films is fun and completely different experience that I’m blessed to have received. However, performing for a live audience is unbeatable. It’s the greatest joy of being a musician. When you hear your fans sing along in live shows, the energy is amazing,” shares the Kerala-based singer.

So do we expect the same vigour in his show in Hyderabad, which marks his debut in the city? “I have visited the city a couple of times and I’m really excited to perform here. I’m not too clued into the kind of music that people listen to here, but I’m hoping to keep the crowd grooving to my original music,” he signs off.

At Juri Cafe & Bar. 
On June 29, 9 pm.