Samir the Sitar Player - Sitar & Tabla Duo

Looking for a sitar and tabla duo for a wedding or event?

Samir is one of the UK's leading sitarists, he has performed throughout the UK, India, Europe and America.

As a student of the worlds top sitarist (Ustad Shahid Parvez) his approach to classical and folk music is progressive and thoughtful.

Beautiful melodies and showmanship are present at all of his events. He has been interviewed and recorded for film and television, and has worked with a number of fusion, theatre and dance groups. He also accompanies as a tabla player for various artists.

This performer is available as a duo with a tabla player and other additional musicians can be added including bansuri or tanpura


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Samir the Sitar Player - Sitar & Tabla Duo Repertoire

Raags including:

  • Khamaj
  • Bhairavi
  • Kirwani
  • Rageshwari
  • Desh 

as well as many folk tunes and Bhajans


Samir the Sitar Player - Sitar & Tabla Duo Feedback

Thank you for arranging the duo for last Saturday. I did thank them both on the evening, but please will you pass on my thanks again. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you or them as an act, they were superb. I hope they enjoyed the event, I welcomed them to enjoy the food, bar etc which I hope they did. Bridie

Bridie Watts, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, (March, 2024)

Samir played at our wedding reception and we are so glad he did! The music was the perfect accompaniment and we had such lovely feedback from our guests. It was super easy to make arrangements with him and everything went really smoothly on the day. Thank you again!

E Smith, Savile Club, London, Wedding (December 2023)

Samir was early which was lovely. He looked traditional as did his Tabla player - they were both polite, kind and gave us a lovely performance. It was obvious they are very proud of their heritage and the playing was reflective of that and emotional. Fabulous afternoon, everyone enjoyed it and I hope they felt that in the room. I think Samir got a little look around as I think he was impressed by our set-up too. Thanks.

VP, Director of Operations, Greater London, (November 2023)

Samir accompanied our choir on the tabla, and played some sitar music as the audience arrived. He played superbly, was a pleasure to work with and even spent some time with the children explaining how the tabla and sitar worked - which they loved! Would recommend.

Chris Andrews, Feltonfleet School, Cobham, (November 2023)

Sam and his partner were excellent. The music they played was beautiful. We have an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from all our guests at the wedding where Sam and his partner performed.

Sukhraj Tiwana, Institute of Contemporary Arts, (October 2023)

The performers were excellent, they got the mood of the occasion really well -even enjoyed a jam with a friend! They were well turned out,punctual and everything we hoped for. As for your firm, the process was really straightforward and efficient.

Yinnon Ezra, Stockbridge, Party (July 2023)

The booking service was helpful and straightforward. Samir the sitar player and the tabla player were polite, presentable and friendly. They arrived in good time and played beautifully. My dad was so happy - it made for a very special birthday. We had such a memorable evening! Would highly recommend and hope to book with them again in the future. Many thanks, Savita

Savita, Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, Party (November 2022)

Couldn’t recommend enough. Both played instruments beautifully and really added to the ambience of our wedding ceremony and reception. Both really helpful and lovely people.

James King-Thompson, Hilcote House, Oxford, Wedding (September 2022)

We totally recommend Samir the Sitar Player. They were a pleasure to have around, punctual well presented, easy to accommodate and the sound was fantastic. We would not hesitate to have them around again in the future, We cannot thank you enough for making our day special and memorable.

Scott Page, Stanford Le Hope, Essex, Party (May 2022)

A belated note to say thank you so much to you and your colleague for playing during our Hindu ceremony and at the reception. You were reliable, friendly and so many of our guests commented on how excellent your playing was. We will absolutely bear you in mind for future family events and won't hesitate to recommend you both. Thank you again.

Sophie & Kunal, Cambridge University, Wedding (August, 2021)

Simply Brilliant, beautiful enjoyable music. Sam and Chetan. Were lovely

Sheetal Patel, Orpington, Anniversary (September, 2021)

The whole process from booking to setting up was organised so well. We had so many compliments on the melodies and performance which was at a gudwara wedding.

Amrit Rayat, , none (October 2019)

Excellent music for dads 92 birthday thoroughly enjoyed by wide range of guests. Helped make the evening very special. Thank you

NK, , Party (September 2019)

He was professional, most helpful, very accommodating of course punctual and his music was well appreciated by the guests and added greatly to the event.

Shireen, , Wedding (July 2019)

Excellent performer that enhanced the occasion - cannot rate them highly enough.

Jill Richards, , none (August 2018)

Samir the sitar player performed with a tabla player during our wedding breakfast. They were dressed beautifully in their Indian attire and were the perfect addition to our wedding celebration. They arrived on time, were very professional yet friendly and were adored by our guests! We are so glad we picked them to play at our wedding, we couldn't have asked for better musicians during the meal! Absolutely fantastic!

Precious Dunlop, , Wedding (June, 2018)

Samir was a pleasure to have at our special event. He was patient with the late running of the day, and was self sufficient with setting up and performing which made our lives much easier. All the guests enjoyed the music and I would certainly recommend Samir and book him again.

Sayeem Ahmed, , Party (May 2018)

Efficient, timely and friendly people. Music was excellent and very well received.

Hannah Partridge, Liberty London, , Corporate Event (March 2018)

We were extremely pleased with our booking for the sitar player. He was punctual, accommodating and easy to communicate with. He looked fabulous in his costume dress and fit in perfectly with our evening. The booking process was very straightforward, with prompt communication and suggestions of suitable acts. A big thank you to both Find a Performer and the sitarist himself for providing a wonderful reception to our ball. We will be writing up a report on all of our entertainment acts for next year's committee and will certainly pass on your agency's details for consideration for future bookings.

, Liv Moorby RAG Ball Entz, (November, 2012)

Many thanks for arranging Samir for us at short notice and for making the booking as smooth as possible. Yes, the performer was very good, very punctual - particularly since he had such a long way to travel – and we were pleased with his work. We organise a number of events throughout the year and I hope we can work with you again in the future.

Kate Clarke, MGB PR, (September, 2015)

Thanks you so much for playing at our brothers wedding. A really amazing performance. Classically elegant. A number of guests have congratulated the duo on how well they did and I have to say that the performance was flawless. Absolutely amazing. I whole heartedly recommend you look these guys up.

Wedding Client,

Great guys and great performers

Simon Ward, Milton Keynes , Corporate Event (June 2017)

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