Jenny Vaghela, better known as Missy J, was born and raised in London & is an aspiring female Dhol player set to make her mark!
From a young age she has always had a passion for music and to be performing on stage. This started with using pencils to make beats on tables, and learning to play tabla at the age of six, As she grew older the tabla turned into the dhol, which she has been playing for more than four years. Missy J has been taught by the likes of the famous dhol player Johnny Kalsi at The Dhol Foundation. She has played dhol at many weddings, performed at cultural shows, and at the famous Royal Albert Hall.
In August 2010, Missy J also performed live on BBC Asian Network radio for the presenter Nihal on his show "The Nihal Show". Missy J has continued to build an exciting reputation as one of the finest up and coming female dhol artists, and will definitely bring added glamour and style to future Asian events.
Missy J has also played alongside METZ from Metz 'N' Trix, Stranger Family and has built up her connections in the Asian music industry with artists such as H Dhami, Juggy D, Rishi Rich and others know all about her. Missy J has also appeared with her dhol in the famous bhangra singer Mangal Singh's new music video called Celebrations which was air on major asian music channels.
The dhol has given Missy J opportunities to also have features in Asiana Magazine, Eastern Eye newspaper and Asian Express Newspaper. She has also been interviewed by radio stations such as Asian Star Radio, BBC Manchester, BBC West Midlands and we believe there is a lot more to come her way. Missy J has also appeared on Zee Tv,Star Plus, B4U, ITV website and more. She doesnt only play dhol, she also is known for her bhangra dancing, so if you show her a dance floor, she will be making that floor rock.
She recently had her first ever international booking in South Africa, which was a dream come true. "Been playing dhol all around the UK and had always wanted to take the dhol abroad and I finally got that chance. Dreams do come true". This is just a starting point for her and she has many more years to progress in this music industry.
Female dhol players are hard to find so if you are an artist and want to try something different and make the crowd think "wow,the dhol player is not male" this will make them so much more excited for your performance, you will without a thought want to get in touch with the up and coming Missy J.
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