My goal is to get you and your guests engaged, excited, and dancing! My delivery, from an assortment of dhols, drumset, and other percussion instruments to my colorful, traditional indian wardrobe, and my ability to amplify a mobile DJ's beats, has proven great success! I don't just play the dhol, I immerse myself in the music and your family and friends will surround me as they become intoxicated by the beat of my drum. I measure my success by the positive reaction of you and your guests My experience in dhol, ranges from playing at many special events: engagements, baaraats, weddings, receptions, garbas, sangeets, and birthday parties, as well as private, school, and corporate events. I've worked with many DJs, Dholis, and other vendors in Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, and many other parts of the US.
I have been playing drums since I was in middle school and I got interested to play an "Indian drum" after college. When I got my first dhol, which I still have, I played it for fun at my friends and family events. My friends and family started asking me to play in future events and I also volunteered to play at a Hindu temple. I started charging to play at events and eventually started a side gig that I did not really plan on doing.
My role is to bring added excitement. I bring a "bang" to any type of event!
I'll walk through and to every corner of the dance floor, making sure that the floor is rocking! I will also join and dance with the crowd as I play!
I am an American born Gujarati. I can play beats to match Hip-Hop, Dance, Arabic, Bollywood, Punjabi, and any other form of music with rhythmic and dancing beats.
All of them! But my favorite is the Sangeet/Garba/Mendhi night before the wedding!
I can improvise to any type of music, so there is typically not much of prior coordination needed. When a client needs a specific time for the dholi to play during an event, I will be by the DJ to get the cue of when to play for a specific song. If possible, I will sometimes ask to hear the song in private prior to actual performance to be familiar with it.
As far as possible if you know you want to secure me for a specific date and time. The average is about 6 months. My farthest booking was recently done 15 months in advance!