THE MELODIOUS DIVA – UZAIR JASWAL

Who got you into music?

My brothers are my biggest inspiration for getting me into music. When I was growing up, I was surrounded with music!

What do you like doing in your spare time?

When I am not playing, I am listening to new music genres and exploring new artists

What is the weirdest thing a fan has done for you?

My fans are the sweetest! They don’t do weird things. I have been sent birthday presents, Valentine’s day gifts and cute cards from my fans.

However, at one of my concerts, a fan wanted the pocket square I was wearing. I said I couldn’t give it to her because it was my father’s. When she came to take a photograph with me, she took the pocket square, and my father kept asking where his pocket square was!

Generally, my fans are very sweet and they give me a lot of love!

What is your creative process like?

I don’t have a set process. Inspiration can come to me driving a car, sitting alone or with a crowd, and whenever a tune comes to me, I open my voice notes and I record it! I don’t usually sit down and focus on it – it happens organically. I try to capture the moment when I get inspired.

When did you realize you wanted to become a singer?

Always! All my life. My kindergarten report card says “your child is full of music!” I was a singer and performer since an early age, starting at school. This is what I have always wanted to do. It’s been a lifetime.

How would someone get your special attention?

They could cook a really good meal for me – I am a foodie! A scrumptious meal is it! Just saying “Sushi” would get my attention.

How would you describe your music taste?

Diverse: I like exploring and listening to new music. This is the era of being open to new experiences and ways; I listen to everything from pop to jazz to qawwali and everything in the middle that sounds good to me.

Rapid Fire

Favourite venues to perform

Even though everywhere it’s     amazing, Lahore is my favorite city to perform. The audience is very warm and amazing!

Your inspiration

My brothers and John Mayer.

Celebrity crush

Scarlett Johanson

Favourite song

Half of my heart – John Mayer

Favourite holiday destination

I would love to go to Paris, I haven’t been there yet but I plan to go next month

Would you date a fan

Never! I love them but I would not.

Most annoying habit

Always on my phone even when with family and friends! It’s like an epidemic.