Dhol King Gurcharan Mall B.E.M (Widely known as King G Mall) – (Est 1968)

50 years of Struggle & Dedication to Promote Dhol & Bhangra Folk Arts with a “Smile”

Outstanding:- Achievements, Recognitions, Contributions & Awards

Dhol King G Mall says – “Let Music Build a Bridge & Let Dance Help You Cross It”

 

His Titles are:- Bhangra Historian, Artistic Director, Teacher, Music Producer, Singer, Writer, Coach & Choreographer.

 

January 2018 – The Panjabi Arts Council UK & Sahib Sewa Society

Honoured my 50 years Golden Jubilee on-going Contribution to Panjabi music arts – In the presence of VIP guests – MP, Councillor, UK Bhangra artists at Babe Ke Gurdwara, Hockley.

 

January 2018 – “50 Years of Ongoing Contribution to Bhangra Music & Dance” also Dhol Blasters appreciation award – by Councilor Mr Raju Sansarpuri and MP Mr Onkar Sahota at the New Year & Lorhi dinner & dance, Organized by Sher-E Punjab Sports & Cultural Club UK, Southall, London.

 

November 2017 – “Lifetime  Contribution to Music Award” at the Phoenix Gala Awards, ICC Birmingham in the presence of His Imperial Majesty the King of Nigeria, the Mayor of Birmingham & lots of Distinguished Guests.

 

October 2017 – “Lifetime Achievement Award for INTRODUCING DHOL WORLDWIDE” by London’s MP Mr Tan Dhesi at the Apnia Dheeyan Unique Home for Girls charity event, Slough.

 

September 2017 – Her Majesty Royal honours Award – “BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL” (B.E.M) for promoting – British Asian Music and Performing Arts in the UK.

 

December 2016 – “Lifetime Achievement Award” – presented by the Mayor by UK Music Records at Mela Midland Da, Wolverhampton.

 

November 2016 – Best Dhol team DHOL BLASTERS in UK – by UK Bhangra Awards, Birmingham.

 

September 2016 – Appreciation award for making the Dhol drum popular worldwide by Youth Cultural Society, Jullundur, India.

 

October 2015 – “Lifetime International Achievement Award” – by Britasia tv at the Britasia tv World Awards, N.I.A, Birmingham.

 

February 2015 – “Lifetime Contribution within the Community Award” – Presented by Lord Mayor of Rugby & President at the Shri Guru Ravidass Bhawan Birmingham.

 

December 2014 – “Lifetime Achievement in Bhangra” by Lal Chand Jamla Jatt Cultural Origination in Smethwick, West Midlands.

 

December 2014 – “Lifetime Contribution to Bhangra n Charities” by Ambur Radio, presented by Mr Sudhir Gosvami the General Consulate of India, Bilston, West Midlands.

 

November 2014 – “Lifetime Achievement Award” at UK Bhangra Awards, Slough, London.

 

August 2014 – Performed for the celebration of “Independence Day” at the Centurial Conference Centre, Birmingham in the presence of The Indian High Commissioner of India and distinguished guests from around England.

 

June 2014 – Main Judge for the 2nd year running for the “DHOLIS GOT TALENT” in Malaysia organised by Up-Town Dance Bar, Malaysia.

 

January 2014 – It was a great honour to perform for India’s Celebrations of “26 January” at the Grosvenor House, Central London in the presence of The Indian High Commissioner of India and his distinguished guests and Ministers from England and India.

 

December 2013 – Tribute to the legend Nelson Mandela, King G Mall Dhol Blasters performing the opening ceremony with African drummers. They was the only Punjabi Asian band showing an incredible appreciation of their music from 40 other Ethnic groups at The Drum, Aston, Birmingham.

 

December 2013 – Recognition to Arts/Culture to Community of Sandwell by The Worshipful the Mayor of Sandwell Cllr Linda Horton.

 

November 2013 – “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his 44 years of hard work promoting Punjabi Bhangra Arts from Kanshi Radio presented by Councillor Elias Mattu form Wolverhampton.

 

August 2013 – Performed for the celebration of Independence Day at the Indian Embassy, Birmingham, in the presence of The Indian High Commissioner of India and his distinguished guests from around England.

 

August 2013 – Birmingham Airport – Air India flight arriving from Punjab King G Mall’s Dhol Blasters played on the runaway with managing director & asst manager from the Birmingham airport.

 

July 2013 – Guest of Honour Award as the Main Judge at The Dhol Competition Dholis Got Talent – in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

December 2012 – Appreciation Award for raising money for Charity by The Divine Onkar Mission Wolverhampton, who help people in need by providing necessities such as books, blankets and clothes in Punjab, India.

 

August 2012 – Achievements of  New 2,552 World Record for the Biggest Bhangra dancers who arrived from India, Canada, America, Australia and all around Europe to take part in this record breaking event at The Nanakari Bhavan Wednesbury, West Midlands. This event was organised by King G Mall. 

 

November 2011 – Appreciation Award Dhol Blasters by The Kanshi Radio station at the charity dinner & dance, Wolverhampton.

 

October 2011 – “Excellence Award” from The Global Punjabi Society Leicester UK, chair person Baroness Verma from house of Lords, presented by H E Rajesh Prasad Acting High Commissioner of India in UK.

 

September 2011 – Appreciation of Outstanding Contribution to the Community by Pukaar News, presented by The High Sherriff of Leicestershire Mr Rashem S Sandhu at the Phoenix Theatre, Leicester.

 

July 2010 – Achievements of  “Music Builds Bridges International Music and Dance” Free Festival Organised by King G Mall bringing Different Artists & Communities together at Victoria Square outside The Birmingham Council House, Birmingham.

 

May 2010 – Achievement song by bringing together 4 Non-Asians singers from 4 different Countries:- Anita Lerche (Denmark) – Kiureli Sammallahti (Finland) – Yaz Alexandra (West Indies) – Skibu Foster (Jamaica) all learnt Punjabi and sung the song in Punjabi – King G mall AAO JI.

 

January 2010 – “Hind Rattan Award” for Outstanding Services Achievements & Contributions for Keeping the Flag of India High by The NRI Welfare Society of India, held at The Grand, New Delhi, India.

 

May 2009 – Appreciation of Achievement “King G Mall Dhol Blasters” for the Contribution to Sikhi & Punjabi Culture by The Sikh Times, Smethwick, Birmingham.

 

December 2008 – Award of Honour Dhol Blasters at the Lal Chand Zamla Jatt by Cultural Trust UK, Smethwick, Birmingham.

 

November 2008 – Contribution Appreciation Award – “King G Mall Dhol Blasters” at The Anglo-Sikh Remembrance Day by The Sikh community & youth services UK, Birmingham

 

January 2008 – “NRI Bharat Samman”, an expatriate award that recognizes the economic and philanthropic achievements of the Indian Diaspora, presented in New Delhi by Sir Richard Stagg, British High Commissioner to India and hosted by the N.R.I. Institute during Pravasi Divas. Over 500 Diplomats, industrialists and government dignitaries including Mauritius High Commissioner to India at the Ceremony.

 

December 2007 – Award of Honour Dhol Blasters at the Lal Chand Zamla Jatt by Cultural Trust UK, Smethwick, Birmingham.

 

August 2006 Honorary award for Contribution to Panjabi Arts & Best Dholi by The Panjabi Academy Leicester.

 

March 2006 – Cultural Award presented by Sir John McDonnell MP on behalf of The Panjabi in Britain All Party Parliamentary Group at The House of Commons, Central London.

 

November 2005 – Gold Disc for Outstanding Sales “Dhol Blasters with Revenge” presented by Music Minds Records at the Bill Media, Wolverhampton (music produced & played by G Mall)

 

September 2005 – Honorary award for Contribution to Panjabi Community by The Sikh Community & Youth Service UK, Handsworth, Birmingham.

 

July 2005 – Greatest Moments – The LIVE 8 at Hyde Park, London, record breaking event with the biggest international superstars performing to a crowd of over 200,000. We were honoured to be on the same stage with the likes of Paul McCartney, Madonna, Snoop Dog, Bono, Anne Lennox, Sting, Elton John, The Who, U2, Dido, Bob Geldof & UB40 for getting us there to begin with.

 

April 2005 – Recognition/Contribution to Arts/Culture to Community of Sandwell by The Worshipful The Mayor of Sandwell Cllr Linda Turton.

 

January 2005 – Winner of “ITV Arts Leadership Midlander of The Year 2004 Award” other personalities who got different awards was – Duran Duran, Cecial Duckworth OBE, Dorothy Wilson, Fiona Thornewill, just few named &  awards presented by Bob Warman & Sarah Jane Mee from ITV Central, Birmingham.

 

December 2004 – Award of Honour Dhol Blasters at the Lal Chand Zamla Jatt by Cultural Trust UK, Smethwick, Birmingham.

 

November 2004 – Nominee for Media & Arts Excellence Jewel Award by The Asian Jewel Awards, London.

 

September 2004 – “Community Excellence Award” by The Black Country Asian Business Association at The Race Course Wolverhampton.

 

June 2004 – Recognition/Business Contribution to Business Life in Sandwell by The Worshipful the Mayor of Sandwell Cllr Martin Prestige.

 

May 2004 – Award of Honour for Outstanding Contributions to The Punjabi Culture & Music presented by His Holiness Sai Bhajan Shah ji Kadri, Punjab, India for The Punjabi Cultural Society, Coventry.

 

April 2004 – Appreciation Award at The Gatkha Tournament by The Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Oldbury, West Midlands.

 

April 2004 – Best Team Award Dhol Blasters by The Council of Sikh Gurdwara’s in Handsworth Park, Birmingham.

 

March 2004 – Winners for the 2nd time – Nachda Sansaar at The International Bhangra Dance Competition, Chicago, America.   

 

February 2004 – Outstanding Contribution to Punjabi Culture and Music Award by The Punjabi Cultural Society UK, Leicester.

 

December 2003 – Award of Honour Dhol Blasters at the Lal Chand Zamla Jatt by Cultural Trust UK, Smethwick, Birmingham.

 

July 2003 – Award of Honour at The Grupo Folclorico International Folk Dance Festival, Portugal.

 

March 2003 – Winners – Nachda Sansaar at The International Bhangra Dance Competition, Chicago, America.  

 

January 2003 – Award of Honour at The Makandpur College Festival of Folk Arts, Punjab, India.

 

December 2002 – Guest of Honour Award as The Main Judge at The Dhol Competition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

July 2002 – Her Majesty The Queen’s Golden Jubilee – performance by Dhol Blasters in the Presence of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at The Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

 

May 2002 – Appreciation of on-going contribution in Folk Music Bhangra & Dhol by The Worshipful The Mayor of Sandwell Cllr the Lord King.

 

April 2002 – Appreciation Award at The Gatkha Tournament by The Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Oldbury, West Midlands.

 

December 2001 – Award of Honour Dhol Blasters at the Lal Chand Zamla Jatt by Cultural Trust UK, Smethwick, Birmingham. 

 

November 2001 – Contribution to Bhangra Music Award by The Punjabi Raunak Mela Association, Coventry.  

 

December 2000 – Award of Honour Dhol Blasters at the Lal Chand Zamla Jatt by Cultural Trust UK, Smethwick, Birmingham.                                                         

 

March 2000 – Contribution to welcoming Dr Kiran Bedi at the Police Training Centre welcomed by The Chief Superintendent Michael Layton. Birmingham.

 

February 2000 – Contribution to Punjabi Culture Award by The Guru Ravidass Cultural Association, Birmingham.

 

January 2000 – 2 credits in pathways into hairdressing at Solihull College, Solihull, Birmingham.

 

 July 1999 – Appreciation award Dhol Blasters playing at the 1st World Record of the largest Dhol drum players at The Vasakhi Dhol Mehl 300, Oldbury Council House, Oldbury, Birmingham. (Founder, Manager & Coach)  

 

July 1999 – Recognition Award for “Pioneer of The Dhol” at The Tricentenary Celebrations of 300 years of Birth of The Khalsa by The Council of Sikh Gurdwaras, Oldbury, Birmingham.

 

June 1999 – Voted – G Mall the Best Dhol Player and his team Nachda Sansaar the best dancers was awarded by Toor Films International, Birmingham.

 

April 1998 – Eurovision Song Contest – Nachda Sansaar played in the Interval with International artists at the NIA, Birmingham.

 

April 1998 – Best Dhol drum team “King G Mall’s Dhol Blasters” by the Council of Sikh Gurdwara’s, Birmingham.  (Teams – Founder, Manager, Player, Coach & Choreographer).

 

January 1998 – Contribution to Bhangra music outside India “Apna Sangeet” by The Punjabi Cultural Society in Mohali, Chandigarh, India.  

 

September 1997 – Contribution to Bhangra Industry Award by The Asian Music Bhangra Arts Association UK – Birmingham.

 

April 1997 – Best Dhol drum team “King G Mall’s Dhol Blasters” by the Council of Sikh Gurdwara’s, Birmingham. (Teams – Founder, Manager, Player, Coach & Choreographer).    

 

Nov 1996 – Contribution to Bhangra Industry Music Awards by The Movie Magazine Awards at the Hammersmith Palace, London.

 

June 1996 – Honorary Guest at the fourth Re:Orient Festival in Stockholm mainly focusing on cultures from Northern Africa, The Middle East and Asia by the Re:Orient, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Oct 1995 – Gold Disc for Outstanding Sales – Apna Sangeet “Tha Tha Tha” at the UK Asian Pop Awards, Dome, Birmingham. (Founder Member and Dhol & Dholak player). 

 

Oct 1995 – Best Favourite Single Award “Ragga Blasters” Presented to G Mall & K S Bhamrah at The UK Asian Pop Awards, Dome, Birmingham. (Music & Produced by G Mall & K Bhamrah). 

 

Oct 1995 – Platinum Disc for The Outstanding sales “Ragga Blasters” presented by Nachural Records at The UK Asian Pop Awards, Dome, Birmingham. (Music & Produced by G Mall & K Bhamrah). 

 

Aug 1995 – Outstanding Contribution to Bhangra Music Industry by the UK Asian Pop Awards, Birmingham.

 

October 1994 – Winners best favourite live pop band “Apna Sangeet” at the UK Asian Pop Awards, Dome, Birmingham. (Founder Member and Dhol & Dholak player). 

 

July 1994 – Appreciation Award for Promoting Bhangra Music by The Movie Magazine Awards at the Hammersmith Palace, London.

 

June 1994 – Award for serving the Ravidassia community by the Shri Guru Ravidass Cultural Association, Handsworth, Birmingham.

 

March 1994 – Award of Honour Nachdey Hasdey by the Punjab Art & Theatre Association, Jallandur, India. (Team Founder, Manager, Player, Coach & Choreographer).

 

August 1993 – Platinum Disc for Outstanding Sales “Music Blasters” presented by Nachural Records at the Asian Pop Awards, Dome, Birmingham (Music Produced by G Mall & K Bhamrah)

 

1993 – Awarded diploma Nachda Sansaar Bhangra dancers at The World Gymnastics Championships, Birmingham. (Founder, Manager, Player, Coach & Choreographer).

 

1993 – Winners Best Group “Apna Sangeet” at The Indian Earthquake Appeal Fundraiser, Birmingham (Founder Member and Dhol & Dholak player). 

 

Aug 1992 – Achievement and Contribution to Bhangra Music Industry, presented by Saints Records at The Asian Pop Awards, Dome 2, Birmingham.

 

July 1991 – Appreciation Award “Punjab Group Bhangra Dancers” at The International Folk Dance Festival, Italy. (team Dhol Player, Coach & Choreographer).

 

Dec 1990 – Award of Honour for making the Dhol drum popular around the World by The Video Shop Vancouver, Canada.

 

July 1989 – Best Dhol drum Player Award at The Mrs Kaur Trophy by Chalal Promoters, Dome, Birmingham.

 

August 1988 – Appreciation Award “Punjab Group Bhangra Dancers” at The International Folk Dance Festival, Portugal.

 

February 1988 – Winners – “Nachda Sansaar Bhangra Dancers” at The Asian Dance Festival (UK), held at The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton.

 

October 1988 – Best Musician Runners up Voted by the public at The UK Asian Pop Awards, Dome, Birmingham.  

 

November 1987 – Best Personality of The Year Award 1987 Voted by the listeners of The Aaj Kal BBC Radio show, Derby, West Midlands.  

 

August 1987 – Appreciation Award “Punjab Group Bhangra Dancers” at The International Folk Dance Festival, Portugal.(team Dhol Player, Coach & Choreographer). 

 

July 1987 – Appreciation Award by The West Midlands Police at their charity event, which we assisted with and helped to raise £2,000.00p in Handsworth, Birmingham.

 

July 1987 – Winners – Voted by the public “Nachda Sansaar Bhangra Dancers” Bhangra & free style Dancers at the Asian pop & dance awards, Dome, Birmingham. (teams Manager, Coach & Choreographer).

 

July 1987 – “Best Personality of The Year Award” 1986/87 voted by the public at The Asian Pop Awards, Dome, Birmingham.  

 

March 23rd 1986 – Best Dholi Honour Award by The Indo-British Cultural Association, Birmingham.

 

November 1981 – Best Dhol Player Award by The Sikh Student Federation Society of Aston University, Birmingham. 

 

August 1979 – Certificate of merit at The Independence Day Bhangra Dance Competition, Digbeth Civic Hall, Birmingham (team Manager, Player, Coach & Choreographer).

 

November 1976 – Winners – Nadaan Group Guru at The Ravidass Sangeet Competition by the Ravidassi Community Bedford. (Team Manager & Player).

 

June 1976 – Winners – Nadaan Group at The Asian song contest by The Sidney Stringer School Community Association. (Team manager & player).

 

1975 – Winners – Nadaan Group at The Asian song contest by The Oriental Star Agency at Digbeth Civic Hall Birmingham, (Team manager & player).

 

1975 – Winners – Nadaan Group at The Asian song contest by The Sidney Stringer School Community Association. (Team manager & player).

 

1971/3 – City & Guilds of London Institute 1971/73 Part 1 & Part 2 “Mechanical Engineering passed with a Credit” at Handsworth Technical Collage, Handsworth, Birmingham.

 

1972 – Same time Gurcharan was attending Sant Nankari Mission where they bought him a Dhol to form a small team of Bhangra dancers in Smethwick.

 

1971 – Formed singing group Nadaans (Team manager & Dholki player).

 

1971 – Handsworth/technical college Abrasive wheel regulations course at Handsworth Technical Collage, Handsworth, Birmingham.

 

1971 – Industrial Safety Training Centre “Power Press Tool-setters course” at Handsworth Technical Collage, Handsworth, Birmingham.

 

1968 – In January 1968 formed a small singing group from the saints, singing religious songs with saints attending the temple, Handsworth, Birmingham.

 

1968 – Became class’s “Prefect” at Handsworth Secondary boy’s school, Handsworth new road, Birmingham.

 

1966 – Started playing bit of a Dholki (small drum with skins on both sides played with fingers) in a church hall in Handsworth where Ravidassi community used it as a temple and there his father was a Giani (preacher).

 

1965 – The Birmingham Accident Prevention Council Certificate of Senior Merit at Handsworth Secondary boy’s school, Handsworth new road, Birmingham.