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Jatin Puri, 25, singer/songwriter, Gurgaon

music Updated: May 21, 2012 00:26 IST

Hometown:New Delhi
College: Amity University
Occupation: Singer, songwriter and producer
Facebook friends: 1,184
Twitter handle: jatinpuri11
Favourite book: The Da Vinci Code
Favourite musician: Bob Marley
Favourite film: Snatch
Favourite Bollywood Film: Andaz Apna Apna
Favourite animated film: The Lion King
Favourite quote: There’s only one instant, and it’s right now…and it’s eternity
Favourite dish: Thai red curry or butter chicken
Favourite comic book Archie Comics Favourite video game Assassin’s Creed Favourite song right now Do Ya Thing —Gorillaz Favourite re-mixed song: Come together (A Skillz remix)
Favourite word: Boom
Brush or comb: Neither, fingers do just fine
Sneakers or slippers: Sneakers
Beer or wine: Beer Tupac or Biggie Both
One artist you would love to collaborate with: Mos Def aka Yasiin Bey
Music festival or underground club: Underground club
Favourite dive bar: TLR, Hauz Khas village
North Indian or South Indian cuisine: North Indian
Who Does Your Hair: Anyone at Looks Salon in DLF Phase IV
Who Inspires You: Everything and everyone. Life around me is enough to inspire me. The people I meet, the places I visit
Your guilty pleasure: Chocolate cakes
Best thing you’ve ever bought (with price details): Macbook (Rs 45,000)
Delhi summer or Delhi winter: Delhi winter

As told to Surabhi Chauhan


More on Puri
He performs electronica under his own name and has performed live at music festivals like Bacardi NH7 Weekender and the Holi Cow Festival. Jatin recently released his single — Keep It All In The Eyes, and released his album, Purify last year. Check http://soundcloud.com/jatinpurimusic to sample Jatin’s music. He won the first prize under the music video category at The International Songwriting Competition (ISC), an annual song contest for aspiring and established songwriters. The panel of judges included international artists like American singer-songwriter Tom Waits, singers Ozzy Osbourne, Tori Amos and some major record label executives.

Jatin’s work
Keep It All In The Eyes, the single, was released on Feburary 27 this year.

The album which is called Purify, has 15 tracks, and is available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital distribution sites.

Catch him here
What: Live performance by Jatin Puri, Swaggamuffin and Autolaser (Norway)
When: May 24, Thursday, 9.30 pm onwards
Where: TLR Cafe, Hauz Khas Village
NEAREST METRO STATION: Hauz Khas Metro station on the Yellow Line