Roby Abraham is an Indian film Music Director, who has worked predominantly in the Malayalam movie industry, from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Roby did not receive any formal music training besides a few years of training while he lived in Abu Dhabi that too, till grade five. From class six onwards up until class twelfth, he was a student of Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Nalanchira. And in those years, nothing formal in the music front happened for him.
But he did not lose touch with his musical side and kept taking lessons through some random online sites whenever he could. He used to play the keyboard and the piano. After graduating from school, Roby moved to Bangalore to pursue engineering and have been there since then. He even worked there in a company for a couple of years. He worked in the corporate sector for around ten or eleven years. Soon he realized that being an engineer wasn’t his calling, and he quit his job to go after his dreams of making a career in music.
He started by working in films, composing music but even there he didn’t feel comfortable. To become a full-time musician, he first worked for movies and then went independent with his band Everafter. His major works include Theevram (2012), You too Brutus (2015), Rasputin (2015), and Friday, which was his debut project. The director of Theevram, Roopesth Peethambaran, and Roby had known each other since their boyhood.
They go way back to their Abu Dhabi days and even after in Thiruvananthapuram and Bangalore. They always discussed films and how Peethambaran wanted to make films, and Roby wanted to compose music. And through him, he met the director of Friday, Lijin Jose. He even composed music for Jose’s short film, Conditions Apply. Roby, among those millions of music lovers, is inspired by A.R. Rahman. Roby is emotionally attached to Rahman’s music. Besides him, Roby is heavily inspired by
, Nirvana Band. And he dreams of an opportunity to work with K J Yesudas.