Meet Our Quiqee’s: Tarik covers Music Production, Sci-Fi fiction and life at Quiqup
The “Meet Our Quiqees” feature allows us to get inside the minds of our loyal fleet of drivers. We love finding out what makes them tick, how we can help them and how their role at Quiqup impacts their daily lives. This time, we meet Tarik.
A young aspiring musician from North London that has been fortunate enough to see his dream of playing music for a living become more and more of a reality over the last year. Having just finished playing at the iconic Jazz Cafe in Camden, Tarik’s band The Trilateral Agreement are starting to make waves with their fusion of jazz, rock, soul and much more. Let’s see what Tarik had to say about his work as a delivery driver…
Why did you decide to join Quiqup?
The main reason is the flexibility that the job offers. It caters perfectly for what I want to achieve in life and allows me to book practices in my spare time. I think it is a good platform for creatives to allow them to do what they want to do.
What is your most memorable pickup?
The one I can remember most is when I had to buy three iPads for someone. They were very vague about the whole think and I think they said “get the most expensive one”. I delivered it to someone in Knightsbridge. I guess the point is you just never know what to expect. I also delivered to the Manchester United office in London for Caterwings which was cool.
What do you want to do in the future?
I just want to keep my music going on as much as possible and eventually open my own studio. The dream is to become a producer so I can make live music for myself and other bands. I think regardless Quiqup will always be part of what I do so I can continue to earn flexibly.
A while back you came to us with an idea for the newsletter, tell us more about this?
Yeah I thought it would be cool to share some books that I read when I find some downtime, maybe other Quiqees are interested in sharing the books they read too. I usually read fiction and at the moment I’m into Melvyn Peake’s ‘Gormenghast’. It’s a bit like Lord of the Rings — you know the whole fantasy and Sci-fi genre.
And on that note, if you do have any suggestions for books to read while waiting for a Quiqup mission, let me know and I’ll include it in next month’s newsletter!
Nic O’Brien, Community Manager