Price Band: Up to £495
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Sitar Player - Sam
To add a real touch of class and tradition to your event why not entertain your guests with authentic classical, semi classical and folk music. The Sitar is North India's best known and loved classical instrument. Although it originally comes from Persia and had three strings (seh-tar) it now usually has eighteen strings and has developed over the centuries according to the demands of the great masters. The Tabla has similarly developed in India influenced by the Hindu and Islamic traditions and is now also North India's best known percussion instrument. The tradition of North Indian classical music is also one of the most demanding and respected in the world by connoisseurs and lovers of the arts.
Our sitarist Sam is a student of Ustad Shahid Parvez (India's finest Sitarist). He has performed throughout the UK, India, Europe and America in venues such as the London Symphony Orchestra's St Luke's church, the Nehru centre London, the Cork Jazz Festival.......and has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, Cornershop, the London Symfonietta (with guest singers Jarvis Cocker, Badly Drawn Boy, Marianne Faithful......), Beth Orten, Shushmita Ghoosh (kathak dance), Bhangara Knights (dance music), Chandalay Chor (world music fusion).........Sam also lectures Hindustani music at The University of West London. He performs with a number of amazing Tabla players.
Sitar by one of UK's leading sitarists.
Tabla by amazing Tabla players.
We are also in contact with many of London's finest musicians and can arrange performances of Vocal, Santoor, Bansuri (Flute), Dhol, Dholak etc.
Yamaha stagepas 350. Lights N/A.
South East based and will travel to these areas: South East.
London Symphony Orchestra, London Symfonietta, Cornershop, the Barbican, the Foreign Office, New London Orchestra, Cork Jazz Festival, Brighton Pavilion dome, Ustad Gurdev Singh, Ismaili centre London and Lisbon, many other private events weddings and parties.
"A very melodious person"; Rajan And Sajan Mishra (Legendary Khayal Singers).
"Beautiful vibes"; Bobby Friction (BBC Radio 1 and BBC Asian Network presenter).
"A great track"; Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6 presenter).
"Really beautiful music"; Chris Difford (from legendary British band Squeeze).
"A really great job Sam, you drew us in for the beginning then blessed us with emotion" Professor Surinder Singh (Raj Academy).
Authentic Indian music to add a touch of class and tradition to your event.
20 years performing experience.
Reliable, punctual and approachable professionals.
The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.
Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.
(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)
Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.
Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.
(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)