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Ravi (Sitar Player)

With over 20 years experience, Ravi is currently one of the most versatile sitarists in the world. Having collaborated with the likes of Sir Paul McCartney & the BBC Concert Orchestra, Ravi offers the very best in live sitar for your event!

Price from £285 + travel

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Secure your 2022 / 2023 booking before the 31st July 2022, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against new bookings.

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Set List / Repertoire

Rag Yaman
Rag Jhin Joti
Rag khamaj
Rag Sohini
Rag Puria
Rag Marawa
Rag Hindol
Rag Hemant
Rag Pahadi
Rag bupali
Rag Shivanjani
Rag Megh
Rag Malshri
Rag Dhani
Rag kafi
Rag Bhimpalsi
Rag Jaunpuri
Rag Abhogi
Rag Bageshree
Rag Rageshree
Rag Puria Dhaneshree
Rag Boopeshwari
Rag bilawal
Rag asavari
Rag vashaspati
Rag bhatiyar
Rag Jaijavanti
Rag manj Khamaj
Rag Tilang
Rag Todi
Rag Dhabari kanara

Kabhi Kabhi
Chalte Chalte
Aaja re
Dekha Ek Khawab
Chaudvin Ka Chand
Tere Mast Mast Do Nain
Jashne Bahara
Tere Jaisa Yaar Kahan

Western Songs:
Thriller - Michael Jackson
That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
Across The Universe - Beatles
Golden Brown - Stranglers
Thinking Aloud - Ed Sheeran
Black Bird - Beatles
Here Comes the Sun - Beatles
Fields of Gold – Sting
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Hurdy Gurdy Man – Donovan
Say You Won't Let Go – James Arthur
From This Moment – Shania Twain
Faith - George Michael
Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson ~
Windmill of your Mind. Barbara Streisand
Moon River – Andy Williams
Can Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake

40 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 40
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Ravi made my husband’s 50th extremely memorable.

5 stars - Ravi (Sitar Player) are Highly Recommended
booked Ravi (Sitar Player) for their event in Kent January 2022

“Thank you Ravi for providing music for my husband’s 50th birthday. It was a unique experience and really added to the event. Ravi was very versatile and accommodating, and also provided some last minute requests for us.”

Created a lovely atmosphere for our ceremony

5 stars - Ravi (Sitar Player) are Highly Recommended
booked Ravi (Sitar Player) for their Wedding in West Midlands October 2021

“Jonathan played beautifully at our Hindu ceremony and created a great atmosphere for our guests, even when our priest was a little delayed. He played a bollywood song for my entrance which wasn’t part of his standard repertoire but went out of his way to ensure it was performed to a high standard”

Perfect music for our wedding!

5 stars - Ravi (Sitar Player) are Highly Recommended
booked Ravi (Sitar Player) for their Wedding in Hertfordshire September 2021

“Easy to contact before to go over music choices. Perfect sounds throughout the Indian ceremony, lowering the volume when priest was speaking as well. Really added to the atmosphere and all the guests specifically mentioned how special it was afterwards.”

Our Big Day with sitar playing

5 stars - Ravi (Sitar Player) are Highly Recommended
booked Ravi (Sitar Player) for their Wedding in Hertfordshire September 2021

“Just a thank you from us for such a wonderful afternoon. Your sitar playing was beautiful and thanks for adjusting and playing with the dhol player. Our only regret was not able to listen to you more!”

Absolutely fantastic, exceeded all my expectations!

5 stars - Ravi (Sitar Player) are Highly Recommended
booked Ravi (Sitar Player) for their Wedding in Surrey June 2021

“Ravi was very easy going and great to work with. He worked with us from the start to decide the repertoire and music arrangements for our wedding reception. On the day, the music was fantastic and everything went swimmingly. Guests provided fantastic feedback which is testament to his skills.”

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Price from £285 + travel from Essex

Based on 1 person performing up to 2 hours

  • East of England From £285
  • South East From £285
  • East Midlands From £336
  • West Midlands From £349
  • South West From £361
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £387
  • Wales From £401
  • North West From £401
  • North East From £464
  • Republic of Ireland From £478
  • Scotland From £543
  • Northern Ireland From £543

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Up to 2 hours performance over a 3 hour period

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Solo sitar player. Can also provide a Tabla player (Indian Drums)

Full Biography

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.

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