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).

 

Oct 2017:-
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).

 

May 2011:-
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.

 

April 2011:-
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.

 

July 2010:-
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.

 

May 2010:-
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.

 

May 2009:-
Fundraising – raised £251 for the All India Pingalwara charitable trust, Punjab, which is a charity that supports the less abled.

 

May 2009:-
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.

 

Oct 2008:-
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.

 

April 2008:-
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.

 

May 2006:-
Fundraising for Charity – Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice – Performed to help to raise well over £25,000.00p, Birmingham.

 

Feb 2006:- 

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.

 

April 2006:-
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.

 

Oct 2005:-
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.

 

July 2005 

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.

 

July 2005:-  

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.

 

April 2005:-
Fundraising – Flora London Marathon – performing Dhol drumming for the runners in Supporting and Encouraging them with their running, London.

 

Feb 2005:- 

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).

 

January 2005:- 

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.

 

August 2004:-  

Setting standards by opening “Punjabi Music Dance Academy” to take Punjabi music and dance to another level and to nurture the talent of students.

 

Sept 2003:-
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.

 

April 2003:-
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.

March 2001:-
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).

 

February 2001:-

Fundraising for Charity – Earthquake Appeal at the St’Luke’s Church of England primary school, Birmingham. Raised £328.50p.

 

February 2000:-

Fundraising event in aid of Orissa Relief raised £2,601.16p at the Training Opportunities, Wolverhampton, West Midlands.

 

December 1999:-
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).

 

November 1999:-

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.

 

July 1999:-  

World’s First – World Record of 314 Dhol drummers playing together to set a World Record, in Oldbury, West Midlands – (Setting Standards).

 

Nov 1997:-

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.

 

March 1995:-  

Setting Standards by creating The First BAND BAJA brass band Punjabi/Bollywood style in the UK, outside India.

 

September 1994:-
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.

 

Aug 1992:-  

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.

 

April 1990:-  

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.

 

July 1987:-
Fundraising – by The West Midlands Police at their Charity event. We helped them to raise over £2,000.00p in Handsworth, Birmingham.

 

Aug 1985:- 

Setting Standards by creating The First DHOL drum team in the world – “The Dhol Blasters”.

 

July 1983:-

Setting Standards by opening “G.Mall’s School of Asian Dancing” for Asian Arts, it was the First Asian School of dancing outside India.

 

Since 1974:-

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.