Ram Patel

Ram Patel

Name: Ram Patel

Playing dhol since: 2003

Currently: Mathematics Graduate. Giving private tuitions and running excel courses.

How I got into playing the dhol?

It all began in 2003, my school friends and I wanted to perform at the schools international evening and thought it would be a good idea to play Dhol. So we went to Southall and got ourselves some drums and experimented. After this I began learning properly at Dhol2Dhol where I met the rest of the Rhythm N Bass gang.

Inspiration: Everything

Best Venue: The Painted Hall at The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich

Best Gig: Adnan Sami Concert at Wembley Arena 2012 – Performed alongside Harshdeep Kaur and Harpreet Deol. Initially the plan was to perform to one song with Harshdeep in the second half of the show. Whilst watching the 1st half of the show from backstage, without any warning, we were called onto stage. We ran to our dressing room, threw our suits on, tightened our drums and ran on stage. For videos of this performance please visit video gallery.

Memorable Events: Diwali on The Square 2009/2010, London Mela 2009, City Sikhs Social at Yager Bar, Wedding in Morocco, New Years Day Parade 2009. Adnan Sami Concert Wembley/Leicester 2012, Shreya Ghoshal European Tour 2013.