Esu Prasad babu,born and brought up in Port Blair,Andaman and Nicobar islands, started learning music at the age of 11. A huge passion for learning music was in place right from a tender age. He used to spend a lot of time from his childhood in God,prayers and Music under the guidance of his church Pastor Rev.J.Aaron Raj, who was his first teacher and he was the person who introduced him to Guitar playing. Apart from learning Guitar and Keyboard in his church he also took a lot of interest in song writing and composing music for church congregation/mass during his teen years.
At the Outset, he did not have a standard Instrument of his own except a mini keyboard, however he learned keyboard and guitar in his church and got well versed with both the instruments by the time he turned 18.Apart from learning music he also performed regularly in his college (J.N.R.M Degree college,Port Blair) and also got involved with Local Doordarshan Programme and All India Radio, Port Blair as an instrument player.
In the year 2005, he was invited to join “Star Orchestra” a local music group for part time job as a Keyboard Player, after that he worked with many Groups in Andaman for Music Assistance, also gave background music for local Telefilms and Live stage Shows like Drama, Plays.
It was around this time he came to know about Guitar Hall being India’s number one school of music and he decided to fly all the way to Mumbai from Port Blair to get trained under the able guidance of Kiran Roy and Dhruv Rathod.For the next six years he continued coming to Mumbai to complete all the Guitar Hall Modules.Esu says, “Inspite of already having a vast experience in learning and playing music I felt the need for professional guidance, so I went to ‘Guitar Hall’ where I got a totally new experience of learning Music with wonderful teachers and specially Mr.Kiran Roy Sir, who has showed me a new way to reach my goals and showed me nothing is impossible in life if you have the right attitude and if you are ready to work hard,very hard.Santosh,Chetan,Aman, Dhruv they all are dynamic musicians and all of the teachers from Guitar Hall have supported me to step forward in learning & teaching Music as their own family members. There I have successfully completed my advanced level programs.”
Apart from doing the advanced level courses at Guitar Hall, In the year 2009 Esu alongwith his musical partner Mr.Murugan together formed a music Group’Island Rock Band Social &Cultural Association’-(A troupe of Island Born Musician/Singers/Artists) and got registred with A&N Admn.and till this date they are running It successfully for the harmony of Local Islanders and General Public.
Presently Esu is the man in charge of Guitar Hall – Port Blair and his center teaches Guitar, Keyboard, drums,tabla, congo,trumpets and vocals in Andaman &Nicobar Islands. “It is all because of the gracious support of Mr.Kiran Sir and Guitar Hall and I am in a position to work in the field of music for the cultural harmony of people of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Guitar Hall can’t help but say ‘May his tribe increase’!