Ankit Patel, a Shehnai player, was hailed for moving the crowd when he performed at a traditional Indian wedding.
On such occasion, he played the classic Elvis song—Can't Help Falling in Love. In this beautiful event, the bride wished to have a live performance of traditional Indian music at her wedding. Ankit said the bride also wanted to walk on the aisle with Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley in the background, and the Shehnai player certainly did not disappoint.
He gave justice to the song. He used his instrument to catch the crowd's attention and kept them shaking their heads and tapping their feet throughout the bride's walk. For a moment, Ankit said the crowd forgot about everything. They were all into the song, something that truly melted his heart.
It is not the first time that the Shehnai player, Ankit, is being applauded. Testimonials show that he has offered similar entertainment before.
In a video that appeared on YouTube channels and other social media platforms, Ankit was playing a popular Hindi song, Aye, Kya Bolti Tu and was accompanied by a violin player named Lauren.
The audience was moved, and some could be heard saying that the performance was impressive. One Twitter comment said, "It's mighty impressive to pull off something like this, and we can't get enough of it."
Another post was all about praises for the Indian wedding music entertainer. "So brilliant. It also reminded me of how wonderful Jatin-Lalit's composition was... tended to take a backstage because of the cocky lyrics."
Shehnai guy's music has already earned him quite a lot of loyal fans on social media, with thousands of followers on Instagram alone. Ankit Patel performs live Shehnai at Indian weddings around the world.
"For those who have already planned their roadmap decorations and hired a photographer & videographer, one thing remains to spice up the event. Ankit Patel tells them they might want to think about hiring a live Shehnai player and that he is ready to provide unrivalled entertainment and make the event memorable," said Ankit Patel as he provided couples with Indian wedding ideas.
The couple, whose Hindu wedding was graced by the Shehnai guy, described Ankit as a stellar Shehnai player and an amazing entertainer.
"When all of our plans changed due to COVID, Ankit was beyond flexible, and he was committed to bringing the essence of Rajasthan to our wedding ceremony. He coordinated directly with our Tabla player and the Hindu priest to ensure that the music matched the flow of the ceremony. He went above and beyond to also learn Rajasthani songs on the Shehnai to bring the Rajput Rajasthani flair to our ceremony. It was absolutely beautiful, and the guests were stunned by the melodious music!" testimonial by an Indian couple whose wedding was the talk of the town for the whole month.
The couple said that the Indian wedding inspiration provided by the Shehnai guy made the event stand out. "If you're looking for a unique and memorable experience for your wedding, having Ankit perform is an absolute pleasure and must," said the couple.
About Shehnai Guy
Ankit Patel, the Shehnai Guy, shares the distinct sound of Shehnai to the world. His passion is to learn, play, and show everyone that this beautiful Indian musical instrument still exists. He aims at spreading the word about it so that it is never forgotten. His way of playing the Shehnai is rather unconventional as he doesn't like locking himself within the traditionalist box.
In his collection, both contemporary and old songs and melodies are heard. He mixes the authentic tonal qualities of the Shehnai with modern beat production. He currently has four original tracks that have very unique sounds. They're available on YouTube and other streaming platforms where his fans and listeners can listen and download.
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