Jai Patel (The Raven Age)
Jai Patel, born and raised in West London, found his passion for drums at the end of 2007 after being taught by two close friends. He then began lessons with a local teacher before moving on to study at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. He has since then developed his drumming by listening to and learning from a variety of drummers in all genres of music. He combines the heaviness and power of metal drummers with the groove and feel of funk and pop drummers to create his unique style.
Jai has played with numerous artists and bands around London and the UK before joining melodic metal band ‘The Raven Age’ in 2013. Since joining the band, they have released their first EP, toured extensively in the UK and Europe and are finalizing their debut album for release in 2016. It’s been announced that they will be supporting Iron Maiden on The Book of Souls World Tour in 2016 so it’s definitely shaping up to be the biggest and best year yet for Jai and The Raven Age
Although The Raven Age is his main focus, he also plays with some old friends of his in a metal band called ‘Envy Assured’ and takes on session work whenever he's free. He's been lucky enough to work with some of his favourite bands, most notably, playing for Rise To Remain on their last ever show when they headlined at Takedown Festival 2014 and also Cypher 16 for their first two headline tours of China in October 2014 and April 2015.