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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 £321 + travel

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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

47 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
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  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Ravi's was a standout performance!

5 stars - Ravi (Sitar Player) are Highly Recommended
booked Ravi (Sitar Player) for their event in Surrey September 2023

“Ravi and his tabla accomplice, Udit, are clearly talented and accomplished performers. Their performance at our event was outstanding, so much so that very many of our guests came up to us especially to express enjoyment of renditions of both classical and modern pieces. A wonderful contribution to a special celebration. Thank you!”


5 stars - Ravi (Sitar Player) are Highly Recommended
booked Ravi (Sitar Player) for their Wedding in West Midlands September 2023

“Performing for a south Asian wedding- Ravi and his tabla player exceeded my expectations. Everyone loved their performance. He is a superb sitarist and even played some requests from my guests . It was something different compared to usual weddings that blast Bollywood Music. They were very punctual, friendly and got on with it! I would definitely recommend him for whatever occasion going.”

Great performance!

5 stars - Ravi (Sitar Player) are Highly Recommended
booked Ravi (Sitar Player) for their event in London July 2023

“Ravi was great, super entertaining yet elegant and classy for a lunchtime corporate event that intended to promote South Asian Heritage culture. Ravi was great with comms prior to the event and very professional. Highly recommend Ravi for any event :)”

Superb tabla and sitar players

5 stars - Ravi (Sitar Player) are Highly Recommended
booked Ravi (Sitar Player) for their Wedding in Gloucestershire August 2022

“We had lovely canapés and drinks surrounded by sitar and tabla playing it was lovely and the musicians were great. They even showed some of the little children how to play the tabla when there was an intermission.”

Thank you

5 stars - Ravi (Sitar Player) are Highly Recommended
booked Ravi (Sitar Player) for their Wedding in Oxfordshire August 2022

“Thank you Jonathan for being part of our big day. The sound of the sitar created a relaxing ambience during the canapés and drinks. All of our guests really enjoyed and appreciated the music.”

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Price from £321 + travel from Essex

Based on 1 person performing up to 2 hours

  • East of England From £320
  • South East From £320
  • East Midlands From £372
  • West Midlands From £398
  • South West From £410
  • Wales From £449
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £513
  • North West From £564
  • North East From £628
  • Republic of Ireland From £757
  • Scotland From £757
  • Northern Ireland From £769

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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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