Nottingham singer JERUB has granted an exclusive sit-down chat with the CBJStar as he gears up to perform alongside Pete Tong and a 76-piece orchestra for this weekend’s coronation concert.
The 24-year-old has lived in Nottingham since he was ten years old, performing at many local venues such as Rock City and Bodega.
The coronation concert, due to take place on May 7, will feature acts such as Lionel Richie and Katy Perry at Windsor Castle.
JERUB was born in Nigeria and moved to Nottingham when he was ten years old.
He grew up in Cinderhill but now lives in Carrington.
As part of the performance, JERUB will duet with singer-songwriter Vula.
JERUB was a student at the University of Nottingham where he studied social work before he graduated in 2020.
He later started doing music full time while studying. His first show was at the Sofar Sounds venue.
“I played a Sofar Sounds in Notts in a coffee shop called speciality coffee shop,” he said.
“I went to them before I played them. It’s awesome, it’s a great thing.
“You go to a show to listen to the music, and not just talk with your friends, you listen to the music.
“I’ve performed at most Nottingham venues, Rescue Rooms, Acoustic Rooms, Wollaton Park at Splendour, Rock City.
“My first headline show was at Bodega, that was special.
“I grew up going to gigs at Rock City, so performing there, that was special.
“Splendour, I remember going to when I was seventeen, and then a few years later I was playing at it.”
JERUB spoke about how he feels for the upcoming Coronation Concert on Sunday: “I feel good. I feel excited. It’s going to be a good show.
“It’s a once in a lifetime thing, a coronation doesn’t happen often.
“I’m really looking forward to it.
“I’m honoured to be a part of it.
“It’s a moment in history, and an eventful moment.
“I’ve never worked alongside Pete Tong and Vula before, I got a call and I was like yeah man, I’ll be there.
“I’m really grateful for the opportunity.”