Cricketer turned Bodybuilder turned Drummer, is one of the forerunners in the industry, forever pushing the limits and boundaries of music and leading to creative and unconventional drumming. He is capable of subtler, funkier grooves on the one hand and awe-inspiring solo improvisations on the other. In fact his technical virtuosity is such that his flash could sometimes overwhelm his music. Mukul Dongre, is one of the rare musicians who have brought the flavour of Indian music through western ways, keeping western grooves rocking.
Mukul’s drumming reflects power, technique, dynamics and musicality. He adds his own innovative concepts and strengths, thus creating a percussive punch that's unique and his alone, yet highly musical and groove-oriented. He can play in a wide variety of musical genres, but is perhaps most notable for his fusion and Latin music playing. He is mostly known for Afro Cuban Latin drumming which is rare in India. He uses all four limbs both individually and as a collective to present multi-timbral sound scapes, adding Konnakol (the art of performing percussion syllables vocally) which is the fifth element in his Independence drumming, defining the drum set as a contemporary solo instrument for the world stage.
His performances entertains you rhythmically and musically, as he mixes large doses of creativity by taking standard, classic and complicated material which have captivated audiences not only in India, but around the world.. These high accolades have been received for Mukul’s solos across the world for which he has received exceptional reviews.
“An explosive, energetic, foot-tapping, exciting & most intense drumming……”
*Weaving an interesting percussive display, his solo demonstrates solidarity of his skills..*
Generally acclaimed as a fusion drummer, mukul harnessed his amazing dexterity into South & North Indian complexities. Not only does he attack the boundaries of a solo performer but he is credited to have had the honour to have performed with eminent artists as Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt.Suresh Talwalkar, Pt. Vishwamohan Bhatt, Trilok Gurtu, Fazal Quereshi, Taufiq Quereshi, Rekha Bhardwaj, Kai Eckhardt, George Brooks, Ronu Majumdar, Niladri Kumar, Aman & Ayan Ali Khan, Rakesh Chaurasia, Abhijit Pohankar & many more top artists from India…
His drumming entices you invoking curiosity as to what else he's going to offer. His sensational drumming skills make him an extraordinary stage performer. He is highly disciplined and is always keen to explore new ways of connecting with his audiences.
Mukul endorses Mapex Drums Saturn Series & Meinl Cymbals.