Prashant’s remarkable musical journey began when he was a child. At the tender age of eight, he started playing tabla guitar and continued to take weekly lessons for the next five years. However, it was the acoustic guitar he received when he was 13 that truly shaped his career, and he has been playing it ever since. Prashant started composing music almost immediately, and in high school, he joined the Lexington High School Jazz Band, where he received his first formal training in guitar from Jeff Leonard. During his formative years, Prashant drew inspiration from musical luminaries such as Zakir Hussain, AC/DC, Rush, Led Zeppelin, Randy Rhodes, and Yngwie Malmsteen.
After completing high school, Prashant enrolled at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he received the Guitar Night honors for rock fusion. He had the opportunity to open for renowned musicians like Andy Timmons, John Petrucci, and Steve Morse while performing at the Berklee Performance Center. While at Berklee, Prashant began recording his compositions, including “Blizzard,” “Hiding Under the Covers,” and “Data.” Mark Varney, the founder of Legato Records, took an interest in his work, and Prashant went on to record his debut solo album titled “Revelation,” produced by the talented Greg Howe.
Additionally, it’s worth noting that Prashant played a pivotal role in introducing BECOSFX to Jordan Ziff, who had a keen interest in the TS8-MS MIDI Overdrive pedal. As a result of this collaboration, the Ziffer Overdrive pedal was developed.
BECOS pedals used
The CompIQ MINI compressor has a musical, unique tone. Is really good. I love this compressor.
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- BANDPrashant Aswani
- USES COMPIQ MINI , TS8-MS