Neighbours bring rock and dhol to Dudley

Two neighbours are performing musical tributes for NHS workers.

Ravi Bakshi a Medical Student and Rob Harris a Delivery Driver for NHS, have been entertaining neighbours and as a tribute to the NHS by collaborating the dhol and guitar
Ravi Bakshi a Medical Student and Rob Harris a Delivery Driver for NHS, have been entertaining neighbours and as a tribute to the NHS by collaborating the dhol and guitar

Ravi Bakshi, a final year medical student at University of Glasgow, and Rob Harris, a NHS delivery driver, who live in Snowshill Gardens in Dudley have joined forces to bring smiles to neighbours and key workers.

Ravi said: "I was playing the Dhol drum as part of the weekly Clap For Carers walking up and down our road and then I heard Rob playing his guitar too.

"After that we linked up and had a chat and said we should collaborate. We got the idea to play We Will Rock You as it's a tune everyone knows and can join in clapping.

"Rob got his amplifier out on the drive and I started drumming up and down the street and everyone came out of their houses to join in.

"The reaction from neighbours has been great, one of the ladies I spoke to got quite emotional about it and a number of them have said that this is something that they look forward to each week."

Following the success of their performances, the duo have decided to launch a rock and dhol fundraiser, combining western rock music with the traditional Indian Bhangra instrument, in aid of the NHS Charities.

Ravi added: "We have been overwhelmed by the amount of support we've had already, including doctors who have messaged us to say thank you for what we have been doing.

"As a final year medical student, I'm about to go into the NHS and Rob himself already works for the NHS as a delivery driver so we both have a personal connection.

"If we can boost the spirits of the NHS and also raise some money for them then we have done a good thing."

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