Dhol King Gurcharan Mall BEM. CEO (Widely known as King G Mall)’s – (Est:1968)
50 years of Struggle & Dedication to Promote Dhol & Bhangra Folk Arts with a “Smile” in
Fundraising, Setting Standards & Creating World Records
King G Mall says – “Let Music Build A Bridge & Let Dance Help You Cross It”
Since 2004 and to 2016:–
First Artist musician from the Indian/Pakistani community whose photo is being used by promoters shop keepers and other establishments in England, Punjab and some other countries to advertise their business.
Dec 2012 to Dec 2017:-
“King G Mall’s INSPIRED ARTS AWARDS” – started these awards to give Recognition & Respect to the musicians I Taught, Inspired or Motivated (6th year in the running).
Fundraising performed in London free for Apnia Dheeian homeless girl’s charity in Punjab, India and raised £3,001.00p.
24th Aug 2014:-
Fundraising: instead of the Ice Bucket I did the Ice Dhol –and raised £401. for Children Hospital. Presented the cheque to The Lord Mayor’s Deputy Councilor Anita Ward at Council House, Birmingham. 12th Sept.
Nov 15th 2013:-
Fundraising performed free – “Please Save My Life” to find a match donor and Raised £2,905.00p for Anthony Nolan Trust held at Banqueting Centre, Wednesbury, West Midlands.
Aug 10th 2012:-
Setting Standards – New 2,554 World Record for the Biggest Bhangra dancers who came from India, Canada, America, Australia and all around Europe to take part and be a part of this record braking event at The Nanakari Bhavan Wednesbury, West Midlands. (Organised & took part King G Mall).
Setting Standards by Organising “Dholis Got Talent” – Competition for young Dhol drum players to show their talent and the judges was International Artists to judge their talent.
Fundraising – Flora London Marathon – performing for the runners to supporting & helping them with Dhol drumming, London. One of the biggest fundraising events in the UK raising £51.8 million for charity making London marathon the biggest fundraising event in England.
Setting Standards by – “Music Builds Bridges International Music and Dance” Free Festival Organised by King G Mall bringing Different Artists & Communities together to show a sign of unity & peace by working together at Victoria Square outside The Birmingham Council House, Birmingham.
Setting Standards Record breaking 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 to show a sign of unity and respect to others arts and cultures – King G mall AAO JI.
Fundraising – raised £251 for the All India Pingalwara charitable trust, Punjab, which is a charity that supports the less abled.
Fundraising – New 632 World Record for the Largest amount of Dhol drummers in the World, Raised £4,990.01p for 3 charities, Organised & took part King G Mall.
Setting Standards – 2 Educational DVD’s in learning the folk instrument (Dhol) & dance (Bhangra) step by step – 1) Easy to Learn Dhol drum & 2) Easy way to learn Bhangra dance, so people who are unable to find a teacher can learn the Dhol in the comfort of their own home and own time.
Fundraising – Flora London Marathon – performing for the runners to supporting & helping them with Dhol drumming, London. One of the biggest fundraising events in the UK.
Fundraising for Charity – Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice – Performed to help to raise well over £25,000.00p, Birmingham.
Setting Standards – First Educational book in the UK on Dhol drum “Introduction to Dhol” written by G Mall for higher education in schools across the UK.
Fundraising – Flora London Marathon – performing for the runners to support and help them with dhol drumming, London. This is recognised as one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK.
Fundraising for charity – performed free with the other artists and raised £50,125.00p to help them build a Hospital in the village Bilga, Punjab so it’s easy for poor people to have medical care free.
Setting Standards – Dhol Blasters Forever album – World Record 21 Dhol drummers from 4 different Dhol teams from different towns played together to show a sign of unity by working together on one track.
Fundraising for Charity – LIVE 8 with UB40 – Biggest show, B/stage, B/ PA system ever in the UK with over 200,000 people in attendance and 4 billion people around the world watched on TV.
Fundraising – Flora London Marathon – performing Dhol drumming for the runners in Supporting and Encouraging them with their running, London.
Setting Standards by – First Educational book in the UK on Bhangra dance “Introduction To Bhangra” written by Punjabi Music Dance Academy (G Mall was the Artistic Director).
First Asian Artist to Receive – the ITV “Arts leadership Midlander of the year award” for his dedication in helping, encouraging and supporting youngsters to learn the Punjabi art form.
Setting standards by opening “Punjabi Music Dance Academy” to take Punjabi music and dance to another level and to nurture the talent of students.
Fundraising for Charity – performed free with the other artists raised £30,001.00p to help them build a Hospital in the village Bilga, Punjab so it’s easier for poor communities to gain access to free medical care.
Fundraising – Flora London Marathon one of the biggest fundraising events – performing Dhol drumming for the runners in Supporting and Encouraging them with their running, London.
New World Record for non-stop Dholathan 53 hours by the Dhol Blasters (breaking their own record of 42hrs) Fund raised £9,181.00p for “Gujarat’s Earthquake” Cheque was presented after welcoming Prince Charles at the Swaminarayan Hindu Mission, Neasden, London – (Fundraiser & Setting Standards).
Fundraising for Charity – Earthquake Appeal at the St’Luke’s Church of England primary school, Birmingham. Raised £328.50p.
Fundraising event in aid of Orissa Relief raised £2,601.16p at the Training Opportunities, Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
New World Record for non-stop Dholathan 42 hours by the Dhol Blasters Fund raised £4,601,00p for 2 charities BBC Children in Need & Eye Camp in Punjab, India. – (Fundraiser & Setting Standards).
Fundraising Charity event – Charity Gala Event at The Lord Mayor’s Suite, Birmingham and Raised £7,500.00p to go equally between – The Lord Mayor’s Charity Fund – Diana, Princess of Wales Children’s Trust – Marie Curie Cancer Care.
World’s First – World Record of 314 Dhol drummers playing together to set a World Record, in Oldbury, West Midlands – (Setting Standards).
Fundraising for BBC Children in Need. Raised a total of £1,499,99p and the check was presented by Superstar Amitabh Bachchan at the BBC TV Studio, Birmingham.
Setting Standards by creating The First BAND BAJA brass band Punjabi/Bollywood style in the UK, outside India.
Fundraising – Oxfam: Raised £6,666.66p by G Mall having half his head & half beard shaved to raise money to provide the equipment & resources desperately needed in Rwanda, Africa.
Fundraising -Dhol Blasters Album Desi remix using various Artists in the UK & participating in the longest non-stop Boliyaan for BBC Children in need’s charity donated £1,000.00p.
Fundraising – For Charity “GURUPURB 90” Religious First double Album from the Biggest Bhangra Artists in the UK to raise £1,101.00p money for BBC Children in need charity (AMAA)one of the main organizer.
Fundraising – by The West Midlands Police at their Charity event. We helped them to raise over £2,000.00p in Handsworth, Birmingham.
Setting Standards by creating The First DHOL drum team in the world – “The Dhol Blasters”.
Setting Standards by opening “G.Mall’s School of Asian Dancing” for Asian Arts, it was the First Asian School of dancing outside India.
Setting Standards – First Punjabi musician dancing & playing Dhol with Singing groups, Bhangra teams. Later on inspired hundreds & thousands of youngsters to start playing the Dhol drum worldwide.