Amar Sonik is an accomplished Dhol player who also specializes in the dholak and tabla. Apart from his exceptional talent in these percussive instruments, Sonik is also a DJ, rapper, song-writer, arranger and composer.
Sonik began his professional dhol journey at the age of 13 with Dhol maestro Shyam Lal. After a good 5 years, Sonik continued to progress in his dhol skills and studied under world renowned bhangra music producer Sukhshinder Shinda and the maestro of the Dhol, Gurcharan Mall. In addition, Sonik has affiliations with Arif Durvesh, and Ministry of Dhol's Pritpal Rajput from the UK.
Apart from the dhol, Sonik learnt the tabla under various masters, namely Gurmail Singh, Baldev Singh, Amaan Ali and Nawaz Mirajkar. Sonik posseses a B.A. in Indian Classical Music, majoring in Tabla, accredited from the Temple of Fine Arts International.
Bvlgari opening at ShangriLa - 2003
Accompanied jazz quartet - 2006
2010 New Year Countdown at Sentosa
Performed rap for numerous local and foreign acts
Played tabla alongside house music at Somerset
Played Dhol for opening of Club Pop-Kat
Played Dhol at ShangriLa - 1998-2002
Played tabla alongside Dya Singh - 2011
Provided Dhol accompaniment with local rock band
Performed in England, Australia, India, Singapore, & Malaysia,