RAVI SHAVI is the sound of garage pop—a concoction of classic punk, modern indie, and new wave, with a shot of rock n' roll. Known for their frenetic live show, Ravi Shavi performances have been characterized by press as "relentless" and "inspiring dance floor seizures" Singer RAFAY RASHID, born in Islamabad, Pakistan and bred in Rhode Island, fronts the group comprised of NICK POLITELLI, BRYAN FIELDING and ANDREW WILMARTH. Ravi Shavi keeps their music free of extra embellishments—resulting in a communal experience that is high-energy, melodious, and raw. Ravi Shavi has been gaining momentum in the United States through DIY touring and supporting larger indie acts such as Deer Tick, Man Man, The Kominas, Charles Bradley, Budos Band, Justin Townes Earle, Felice Brothers, Titus Andronicus, Rough Francis, Gringo Starr, Two Gallants, Tommy Stinson, Atlas Sound, Liquor Store, Jessica Hernandez. Rashid's side project HAPPINESS, also was named one of the year's best Daytrotter sessions by Daytrotter. The band has played several sold out shows within the past year and continue to make strides and carve out a scene for brown people making music in post 9/11 America.