Name: Arun Patel
Playing dhol since: 2003
Currently: Head Quantitative Analyst of an asset management firm. In what is left of my spare time I teach dhol, mathematics and office skills such as Excel.
How I got into playing the dhol?
I have always been a fan of percussion but only got into dhol when I was messing about on my friends dhol, it came so naturally to me and I have loved it ever since.
Inspiration: Any type of percussion that I come across. I love bringing rhythms from different cultures onto the dhol.
Best Gig: My interpretation of the best gig is the most enjoyable to play at and you can never beat all 6 Rhythm n Bass drummers together especially alongside other instrument or playing with a DJ.
Best Venue: Playing in front of huge crowds is always a pleasure and playing at Wembley Arena was a once in a lifetime experience.
Future Ambitions: Progress Rhythm N Bass to bigger and better venues and gigs, the sky is the limit! I want to bring the dhol to the wider community, mixing it with all genres of music from all over the globe.