My Dubai... Adam Baluch
Talented Dubai-based musician Adam Baluch, who is playing at Vans Party In The Park this weekend, shares his UAE hotspots…
Eat: Lime Tree Café in Jumeirah. I live close by and am there a lot! I’m most creative at night, so I tend to sleep in late and miss the whole ‘breakfast’ thing, but l’ll go for lunch and usually have whatever tasty green concoction jumps out at me from their deli counter.
Sweetcorn fritters at Lime Tree.
Shop: I’ve never spent much time buying clothes, but I recently worked with Nicola Flifel at MyStylistDubai.com to create the cover of my debut EP, Answers To Questions, and really loved some of the edgy stuff she selected for me. My favourites were a cool hooded jacket from Scotch & Soda and some drop-crotch track pants from Zara that looked really weird… until I put them on.
Online: I admit I’m pretty bad with computers, smartphones… and basically any technology that isn’t linked to my music! I’ll be forced to get better at it eventually, I know, and I want to be way more active on social media, as the messages of support I get from fans are so awesome.
Music: Well. It’s my life. After a summer in Europe I was so pleased to get back to Dubai and play to my home crowd. I’m so lucky that people actually seem to follow my gigs around town. Right now I’m at Gramercy every Tuesday night, Loca every Friday afternoon and Zero Gravity from sunset every Saturday. My next big gig is Party In The Park on November 13 and I’m playing the main stage with Stereophonics and Razorlight. That just rocks.
See Adam on stage at Vans Party in the Park this weekend.
Culture: Club Africana at the Rush Inn Hotel, Bur Dubai. It’s literally jumping with raw, live music from amazingly talented African bands. You’ll find a warmth and vibe like nowhere else in this city.
Here’s Adam in action: