Dhani started playing guitar at the tender age of 9 through the solid encouragement of a musical family. "My Dad's a drummer and all I wanted to do was play the drums and then I saw a concert on TV; Guns n' Roses 'Live in Paris' - I think it was 1992... Once I saw Slash play the guitar, I knew that I wanted to be a Guitar Wielding Rock Star!".
Dhani spent 5 years with his first guitar teacher; TJ 'Blues Man' Johnson from the band 'Bold as Love', where he laid the foundations. Whilst in High School, Dhani studied with Winston Morson, a Jazz Guitar virtuoso from the band 'Off the Cuff', Florian Moller, an eccentric and amazing live/session Guitarist from Germany and finally at the now known; Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) in Acton, London where Dhani, at only 16 years old, attained his Higher Diploma in Musical Performance and studied one to one with Shaun Baxter, Dave Kilminster, Lee Hodgson, Albert Lee and Misha Nikolic. Dhani has been performing live for well over 20 years, both nationally and internationally.
"I remember my first tour, it was with Kuljit Bhamra. The tour started in Holland and ended in Penzance... I was still in High School, it was such an amazing experience"
Born into a multi-ethnic family, Dhani is Influenced by many genres of music - his masterful guitar playing truly captures every musical style. "The Guitarists I listened to really inspired me! Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Nuno Bettencourt, Slash, Eddie Van Halen, Kirk Hammett and so many more - Rock music was my first real musical love - then things evolved!"
Dhani started a band whilst in High School that mainly played Rock/Pop/Funk/RnB, that band was named; Undergroove. The band later went on to play regular gigs in and around the UK and as far as Trinidad & Tobago.
In 2018; Dhani formerly established his new band; D26 Music 'The Art of Musical Fusion' alongside some of the best musicians that the UK has to offer. D26 Music masterfully fuse the sounds and energies of Pop, Rock, Reggae, Bollywood, Latin, Motown, Soul, Funk, Bhangra, and many more.
Dhani has performed and worked alongside several established and world recognised BoIlywood, Bhangra & Top 40 artists including Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Jaspinder Narula, Shankar Mahadevan, Kuljit Bhamra, Sukhwinder Singh, Kumar Sanu, The Dhol Foundation, Shin of DCS, H Dhami, Bee2, Navin Kundra, Sophie Ellis Bexter, Jessie J & Marcella Detroit.
Dhani aspires to share his knowledge, skills and experience with the younger generation, giving them the opportunities that he had, and beyond through one-to-one lessons from his home studio.
"I firmly believe that music captivates the soul and should have a place in every child's journey".