Abdullah Qureshi has taken Islamabad, Peshawar and Lahore by storm through his powerful gigs! He is currently enrolled in BS Mass Communication NUST and that is where I got to know the down-to-earth personality behind that mesmerizing voice. He can sing you to tears, he can bring you joy; be it with his rendition of Afreen Afreen or medleys by contemporary western singers. He learnt the guitar as a child and hasn’t stopped strumming ever since. Tall, lean and goofy, he is as friendly as friendly can get. Enjoy the interview! =)
Q.1: What is your absolute favorite place in the world?
Q.2: How does it feel to be famous?
I don’t think I’m “famous” right now, but a little recognition that I got over the the past 2 years is amazing. I always wanted people to go crazy when I’m on stage and that happens now, so its kind of a dream thats coming true.
Q.3: What is the best thing about Pakistan?
Q.4: Where do you want to work after finishing your studies?
I don’t know where, but I see myself as some kind of a video editor in a production company.
Q.5: What is the first word that comes to your mind when you read these words?
1. Creativity: Art
2. Favorite Instrument: Drums
3. Noise: Justin Bieber
4. Love: Family
5. Family: Love
6: Religion: Faith
7: Politics: Violence
8: Movie: Cinema
9: Food: Okay this one actually made me hungry -.-
Q.6: Do you plan to pursue music as the sole career?
Although my academic career is my first priority and music is just a side project, but if I keep getting good opportunities then why not.
Q.7: Why Bachelors in Mass Communication?
Because I couldn’t get into engineering
But now when I’m here doing it, I realised that this is the right field for me.
Q.8: What song of yours did you have most fun singing and are particularly proud of?
My cover of Afreen Afreen
Q.9: Is there any good singer in your family or are you the gifted-one?
I’m the only one
Q.10: What else makes you happy, besides music?
Q.11: What was the turning point in your singing career?
When I entered the studio for the first time and started recording studio quality covers with StageMonks
Q.12: Your most memorable concert?
Definitely KGMC Peshawar, the most interactive and kick ass crowd I’ve ever experienced
Q.13: Who is your inspiration?
Q.14: Do you plan to write songs?
Yes… 2 of them are almost complete, I’m just too lazy to step in the studio.
Q.15: One thing that you want to do before you die?
There’s a whole list of such things. Jumping in the crowd is one of them
Q.16: A message for all your fans out there?
Say no to piracy, keep listening to good music and keep supporting.
Q.17: Your biggest fear?
Being alone in the dark
Q.18: if you could perform with anyone, in the future, who would that be?