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Solo sitar player. Can also provide a Tabla player (Indian Drums)
With over 20 years experience, Ravi is currently one of the most versatile sitarists in the world, having studied both Indian & western music. From these traditions he has created a unique creativity towards the sitar, seeing it as a instrument and not a genre.
Biography & Previous Experience
Son of the late Indian composer and Indo-Jazz Fusions founder John Mayer, Ravi studied sitar from Clem Alford, Pandit Subroto Roy Chowdhury, both of Senia Gharana, and Ustad Wajahat Khan of Imdadkhani Gharana. He also studied composition from his father and later with Andrew Downes at the Birmingham Conservatoire where he gained a B.Mus (Hons).
As well as performing at hundreds of events, Ravi has also worked on many collaborations with a wide range of artists such as Joji Hattori, Paul Weller, Sir Paul McCartney, Kathryn Tickell, BBC Concert Orchestra, Kumar Bose, Noel Gallagher, Kavita Krishnamutri, Kuljit Bhamra, Erich Gruenburg, Rohan De Saram, Kenny Wheeler, The Orlando Consort, John Wilson, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Future Sounds of London & Sarah Brightman.
Weddings, Functions & Corporate Events
With 20 years experience in his field and over 800 function performances, Ravi can offer the very best in live sitar for your event. He has public liability insurance for up to £10 milliion and all his equipment is PAT tested.