Name: Suruj Halai
Playing dhol since: 2003
Currently: Studying Music Technology at Birmingham City University
How I got into playing the dhol?
I have always been a fan of the drum kit and percussion instruments so being a beatful minded person, I thought I’d buy myself a dhol and started to practice on it.
Inspiration: As a part time DJ, music has always inspired me the most.
Best Gig: The best gig I have performed at has to be at Wembley Arena performing along side Adnan Sami. It was truly amazing to stand on a stage and perform where many famous musicians have performed.
Best Venue: There has been too many incredible venues I have performed at along side the Rhythm N Bass team. Some of the best and most memorable ones was at Wembley Arena, Addington Palace, Trafalgar Square and The Painted Hall.
Future Ambitions: To continue my DJ mixing and dhol interests and to take on bigger and better gigs. To develop my future in dhol playing with the boys and become internationally renowned.