About Vasudev Prabhu
Vasudev Prabhu is a Bangalore-based musician with a performing career spanning a decade. He is also a highly experienced creative & marketing communications professional with over 20 years’ rich experience in advertising & the corporate sector as a creative writer and people manager.
Harmonica Huddle is Vasudev’s brainchild and it combines his passion for music with his enthusiasm for team dynamics and corporate values. It is the only workshop if its kind that uses music to explore values that contribute to successful team work and positive work culture. Apart from conducting Harmonica Huddle workshops for corporate clientele, Vasudev also consults as a creative and marketing communications professional.
As a performing musician, Vasudev has over 200 shows to his credit. Vasudev co-founded the Barracuda Blues Band with American drummer, Greg Hamra in 2007 and later went on to start a unique 2-piece acoustic blues band called By2Blues, in 2011, with Ananth Menon (Singer-Guitarist). Vasu is also part of an exciting electric blues-rock band called HoodooGas (2014) and several other niche projects.
Vasudev is a well-known name in the city’s blues circle, although he is better known as Harmonica Dev, or simply ‘Dev’! Apart from multiple bands, Vasu has played with several top ranking musicians including national and international artistes such as Guto Souza (Brazil / Goa), Jimi Hockking (Australia), Chris & Izzy (USA), Lou Majaw (Shillong), Bruce Lee Mani (TAAQ / Bangalore), Chronic Blues Circus (Bangalore) Gerard Machado (Bangalore), Blues Before Sunrise, Blues Conscience (Chennai), etc.
Vasu has also been a part of prestigious festivals such as the Indigo Jazz & Blues Festival, Ode to The Blues (Counter Culture, Bangalore) and was also part of the promo leg of the Himalayan Blues Festival 2011 (Bangalore). He has recorded harmonica parts for film songs and radio commercials too.