RDB (an acronym for Rhythm, Dhol, Bass) is a band initially formed by three Bhatra Bhapa British Sikh brothers in 1997, whose style blends western genres with traditional Punjabi beats and vocals. The group is now headed and lead by its sole founder SurjRDB (Surjeet Singh) along with a team of singers, performers and composers. Watch RDB in action
RDB's musical journey began with singing at the gurdwara: "We used to assist our father in performing in front of the community at our local gurdwara, playing the harmonium and the tabla. This gave us a great understanding of our musical creativity and we mixed this with our passion for technology and started experimenting with sounds." In 2003, they won "Best Club DJ Bhangra" at the UK Asian Music Awards. The group is on the Brampton Walk of Fame. RDB have collaborated with acts such as Snoop Dogg and T-Pain. In April 2011, Kuldeep was diagnosed with a brain tumour and underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy. He died on 22 May 2012 in Houston, Texas.
As per recent news source RDB has split as their elder brother expired in 2013 and the other two brothers no longer wish to continue the band.