WeddingDholPlayer

973-356-6663

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 WeddingDholPlayer.com, 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 hundreds of events under his belt and has used his skills as a Percussionist (Dholi) and Creative Director to produce unique blends of Indo-American music heard by thousands at various events throughout the United States and abroad. Through incorporating traditional Punjabi Boliyan, Gujarati Garbas, Bollywood Classics and Top 40 hype, Neil Desai has changed the South Asian Wedding scene through being the only Dhol Player to bring BOTH traditional and modern aspects to the craft. “Creativity and straight skill” are what separate Neil Desai from the pack. Book Neil Desai for your next event.

 

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Past South Asian Event Performances

  • 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
  • Phillies Asian Night with Jay Sean - Citizen's Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Rutgers University Men's Nationally Televised Basketball Game at Rutgers Athletic Center in New Jersey
  • Six Flags Midsummer Masala with RDB, Sukhbir, and Nindy Kaur in Maryland/New Jersey
  • SOBs Basement Bhangra with DJ Rekha in New York City, New York  
  • 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
  • India Day Parade with Preity Zinta and Deepika Padukone in 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
  • Pranna Desi Saturdays with Ravi Bindra - New York, New York

Past Wedding Performance Venues

 

  • Ritz Carlton - Washington DC
  • Ocean Place – Long Branch, New Jersey  
  • Ritz Carlton - Battery Park, NYC
  • Eden Roc Hotel - Miami, Florida
  • Fontainebleau Hotel and Resort – Miami, FL
  • Hilton Frontenac - St. Louis, Missouri
  • Grandover Resort - Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Stanley Hotel – Estes Park, Colorado
  • Equinox Spa/Resort – Manchester, Vermont
  • Gaylord National Convention Center - National Harbor, Maryland
  • Harvard Club - New York City, New York
  • Hyatt Grand Hotel - Wichita, Kansas
  • Grand Hyatt – New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Newport Hyatt Resort - Newport, Rhode Island
  • Downtown Marriot - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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
  • Cavos Ventas - Santorini, Greece
  • Omni Hotel and Resort - Orlando, FL
  • Royal Palace - Fremont, California
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