Dhiren Raichura is a Guitarist, Multi-instrumentalist, Record Producer, Engineer, Arranger, and Studio Owner. Dhiren has played with many of the great names in the Indian and Pakistani music Industry, including the world renowned Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
He is adept at both North and South Indian music and many western forms, such as jazz and funk. Although the guitar is not a traditional instrument of India, in the hands of Dhiren Raichura it adds a light and graceful touch to this ensemble.
Having 17 years of experience in the Composing and Production of Jingles in London. Dhiren is a versatile musician playing all instruments from keyboards to saxophone, although his main instrument is the Guitar. Dhiren has been awarded a Merit in Diploma studying Orchestration and Harmony & Counterpoint in western classical music.
Dhiren performs musically with a light and graceful touch, able to play North Indian (light classical), South Indian (light Karnatic) and western pop to jazz funk music. Due to his versatility he has had the good fortune to accompany some of India and Pakistan’s great artists, including Lata Mangeshkar, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Manna Dey, Ustad Raiz Khan, Hariharan, Gulam Ali, Pankaj Udhas, Noor Jahan, Abida Parveen, Talat Aziz, Parvez Mehdi and many more..
Dhiren worked as a session musician for the BBC in the pioneering Indian cultural program “Nayi Zindagi Naya Jeevan” in the early 1980’s and has composed music for numerous television productions. Amongst these TV programmes a few stand out: “Into Music” for BBC 2, “Chalte Chalte” for Granada Television, “Panchayat” for Zee TV, and scoring the documentary film “Badalte Rishte” for Healthwise Productions which went to receive an award.
Navras Records also commissioned Dhiren to engineer and record live a great concert held at the Royal Festival Hall with performances by the legendary Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and ensemble, Luise Banks, Karl Peters, Bala and Larry.
He also recorded the legendary classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar at the Studio Beats.Enjoying the busy life of the “Live” musician, Dhiren also has produced 2 solo albums of devotional songs entiled “Shukriyada” and “Tera Naam Ek Sahaara” in which he is the vocal artist.Dhiren has composed and performed for Geri Halewell in the album”Schizophonic” and the Mercury Award winning Talvin Singh’s “OK”.