Rock Meets EDM in Tampa on Saturday! Def Leppard’s Rick Allen and Ravi Drums
Rick Allen became the drummer for Def Leppard at age 15. At the height of worldwide fame in 1984, he had a car accident that changed his life. Rick lost an arm but turned personal tragedy into spiritual transformation and continued his musical career. While he was already a hero to millions of young people, he soon added millions of new admirers. Rick has been reaching out and giving support to others all over the globe by sharing his personal experiences and his love of drumming.
Over the past 13 years Rick Allen has reached out to teenage cancer patients, children with special needs, at risk youth in crisis, families of domestic violence and veterans who have served in Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He was awarded the Humanitarian Award by Maria Shriver’s Best Buddies of CA in 2002 and in 2012, was also awarded the prestigious Wounded Warrior Project’s Carry It Forward Award. Rick continues his work helping wounded warriors through Project Resiliency’s Warrior Resiliency Program sponsored by his charity the Raven Drum Foundation founded by himself and his wife Lauren Monroe whose mission is support people in crisis through the alternative healing modalities and power of the drum.
Ravi Jakhotia, Tampa Hometown boy, also known by his stage name Ravidrums, is a music producer, an electronic music artist DJ and drummer. He was the music director and drummer on the 2009 NBC TV series Howie Do It and 2011 CBS TV series Live to Dance. He performed at the Oscars in 2009 for Slumdog Millionaire, at Coachella, Super Bowl pre-game shows throughout the years, and every high profile celebrity event there is: from Las Vegas to the Monaco Grand Prix. He invented the “live re-mix”. Inventor of & World-renowned for groundbreaking musical concept of combining remixes with live percussion
Collaborations with Quincy Jones, Slash, Oprah Winfrey, DJ Vice, DJ AM, Paula Abdul and drummer for three major progressive metal bands.
The first Indian American Music Director of an American Television Series Music Director & Drummer on the NBC Series “Howie Do It” with Howie Mandel and appeared alongside Lawrence Fishburne in “The Matrix Reloaded”. Paula Abdul’s Musical Director & Drummer for the CBS Series “Live to Dance”
Appearing this Saturday only, from Noon to Sunset including a special performance by the artists. Located in Tampa at WTR – 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway. There are tables, cabanas, day passes and information available at the website.
Photos from Relevant Communications
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