We are the industry's most experienced and talented Indian, Pakistani, and South Asian Dhol Players and Entertainment Professionals. We are based out of NY/NJ/PA/CT/DE/DC/VA and have performed Baraats, Weddings, Receptions, Garbas, and Concerts throughout the United States and Abroad. We also are partnered with the best DJs, MCs, Lighting Professionals, and Indian Wedding Mandap Decorators throughout the United States. We would love to assist with your next Event.

Neil Desai, Founder of (07 Event Group), is one of the most experienced and skilled Dhol and South Asian Percussionists in the industry.

His story began as a child learning tabla from his father at his local temple and eventually correlated that early rhythm into becoming one of the best South Asian Dhol Percussionists in the game.

He has +900 events under his belt and has produced unique blends of Indo-American music heard by thousands at some of the most unique venues throughout the United States and around the world.

Neil has shared the stage with the likes of Snoop Dog, Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello, Sukhbir, RDB, Jay Sean, and Karsh Kale among others. Neil has also played consistently for high profile audiences including Tiger Woods and former 1st lady Laura Bush among others.

“Creativity and straight skill” are what separate Neil Desai from the pack.

Book Neil Desai for your next event.

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Wedding Dhol Player - South Asian Event Performances

  • Hero World Challenge hosted by the Tiger Woods Foundation - The Albany - Nassau, Bahamas

  • Non Disclosed Private Party featuring Snoop Dog - New York, NY

  • Non Disclosed Private Party featuring Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello - New York, NY

  • Hero Motors Product Launch - Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Non Disclosed Private Party featuring Sukhbir - New York, NY

  • Phillies Asian Night with Jay Sean - Citizen's Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Non Disclosed Private Party featuring Baba Kahn - Washington, DC

  • Rutgers University Men's Nationally Televised Basketball Game - Piscataway, New Jersey

  • FIA India Day Parade(s) 2010, 2011, 2015 featuring Preity Zinta, Deepika Padukone, Sunny Deol in New York, New York

  • Phillyfest Dance Competition - Merriam Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Best of the Best Dance Competition - Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City, New York

  • Raas Chaos – GW University’s Lisner Auditorium in Washington DC

  • Bhangra Blowout Dance Competition – Warner Theater in Washington DC

  • Six Flags Midsummer Masala with RDB, Sukhbir, and Nindy Kaur - Maryland/New Jersey

  • SOBs Basement Bhangra with DJ Rekha in New York City, New York

  • Rutgers University AIR Show featuring RU Dhol Effect (Neil Desai / Mohit Sahni Dhol Player)

  • Holi in the City @ Stage 48 - New York, NY

  • Bryant Park's Summer Stage Series - New York, NY

  • BollyFusion's Empire Room - Empire State Building in New York, New York

  • Aashiqui Bollywood Saturdays with DJ Manan Shah - Studio 21 in New York, New York

  • Lexicon Desi Saturdays with Manny Singh, DJ Chad, and Ravi Bindra - New York, New York

  • Development in Literacy Charity Fundraiser - Ceilo NYC in New York, New York

  • World Punjabi Organization Diwali Event with Bikram Singh in New York, New York

  • Asian American Pharmacy Association Gala - Secaucus, New Jersey

Wedding Dhol Player - Wedding Performances

  • Ritz Carlton - Washington DC

  • The Albany - Nassau, Bahamas

  • Atlantis - Nassau, Bahamas

  • The Rosewood - South Hampton, Bermuda

  • Harvard Club - New York City, New York

  • Omni Hotel and Resort - Orlando, FL

  • Downtown Marriot - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Ocean Place – Long Branch, New Jersey

  • Ritz Carlton - Battery Park, NYC

  • The Fairmont - South Hampton, Bermuda

  • Eden Roc Hotel - Miami, Florida

  • Fontainebleau Hotel and Resort – Miami, FL

  • Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center - Boston, MA

  • Hilton Frontenac - St. Louis, Missouri

  • Andrew Mellon Auditorium - Washington, DC

  • Cavos Ventas - Santorini, Greece

  • Westin - Jekyll Island, GA

  • Stanley Hotel – Estes Park, Colorado

  • Equinox Spa/Resort – Manchester, Vermont

  • Gaylord National Convention Center - National Harbor, Maryland

  • Hyatt Grand Hotel - Wichita, Kansas

  • Grand Hyatt – New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Newport Hyatt Resort - Newport, Rhode Island

  • Grandover Resort - Greensboro, North Carolina

  • Woburn Hilton - Boston, Massachusetts

  • Sheraton Crossroads Hotel - Mahwah, NJ

  • Omni Hotel - Pittsburgh, PA

  • Chateau Chanticleer - Sonoma County, California

  • Terrace on the Park - New York, New York

  • Omni Hotel – New Haven, Connecticut

  • Cuyahoga State Courthouse – Cleveland, Ohio

  • Grand Empire Banquet and Convention Centre – Brampton, Ontario

  • Automobile Museum - Tallahassee, Florida

  • Grand Marriot - Hanover, New Jersey

  • Hyatt - Jersey City, New Jersey

  • Royal Palace - Fremont, California

  • Legacy Castle - Pompton Plains, NJ

  • Lotte Palace Hotel - New York, NY

  • The Plaza Hotel - New York, NY

  • The Huntley Hotel - Los Angeles, CA

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