Ravi Jakhotia (born 1968), also known by his stage name DJ Ravidrums, is an electronic music artist DJ and drummer. He was the music director and drummer on the 2009 NBC TV series Howie Do It and 2011 CBS TV series Live to Dance. He performed at the Oscars in 2009 for Slumdog Millionaire, at the Mariah Carey Infinity Las Vegas show as a special guest in 2015, and Super Bowl pre-game amongst numerous other shows.
|Birth name||Ravi Jakhotia|
|Born||1968 (age 50–51)|
New York City, New York, United States
|Genres||House, dance, funk, rock|
|Instruments||Drums, percussion, keyboards, turntables, vocals|
|Associated acts||Crimson Glory|
The Last Goodnight
In 2002, he appeared in the Episode 5 of Dog Eat Dog hosted by Brooke Burns. He was not the top dog, but he and his teammates won the final trivia and split the total grand prize of $25,000.00.
As Ravi JakhotiaEdit
In 1991, Jakhotia replaced Dana Burnell as the drummer for the progressive metal band Crimson Glory. Following the departure of vocalist Midnight, the remaining Crimson Glory members (Jakhotia, Jon Drenning and Jeff Lords) moved to Arizona in 1995, forming the band Crush with vocalist Billy Martinez and releasing one album under that moniker. They later replaced Martinez with former Michael Schenker singer, David Van Landing (who also toured with Crimson Glory after Midnight left) and changed their name to Erotic Liquid Culture. ELC would release a self-titled album in 1996 on Quadra Records before disbanding.
As DJ RavidrumsEdit
Ravidrums was the first Indian American music director of an American TV series. Howie Mandel discovered Drums performing in the 2008 Super Bowl pregame show. Drums is also credited with inventing the process of live drum playing while re-mixing.
He performed at the 2009 Oscars when two nominated songs came from Slumdog Millionaire. He has performed with Paula Abdul, Ricky Martin, Will Smith and The Black Eyed Peas. Events where he appeared included the HBO Emmy after party, Fashion Week in New York City and Los Angeles, and a Michael Jordan party. His musical styles include house, dance, funk, rock, Latin, Brazilian, reggae, Reggaeton, swing and hip-hop.
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