Born in Calcutta, India in 1991, Sounak started playing the guitar at the age of 15-16. While he was studying classical guitar, he also got inspired by contemporary rock guitar playing and started teaching himself the electric guitar with the help of YouTube/whatever source was available.
He wanted to take up music as a profession and realized the importance of music theory very early and decided to join London Centre of Creative Media in London to pursue a Bachelor degree in Music Performance.
Moved to London at the age of 19 (2011) to pursue music education and acquired Bachelors of Music (Hons) in Performance under Middlesex University with an overall 2.1 score
During his years in London, he studied performance/composition/arranging/production under great teachers such as Blake Wilner, Ed Speight, Tommy Emmerton, Simon Wallace, Dave O’ Higgins, Geoff Gascoyne and lots more.
He also performed with various artists across multiple well-known venues, which include O2 Academy, Proud Camden, Cargo, Charlie Wright’s, Floripa, Rhythm Factory, Surya London, and various others. This gave him a lot of experience in playing in multiple situations across various genres, which includes jazz, jazz fusion, blues, rock, R&B, neo-soul, soul, funk, etc.)
Since his graduation, he has worked with Furtados School of Music as a Senior Guitar Teacher and Lead Teacher (June 2015 – June 2017) and has been conducting workshops for students and performing in India with various artists. Now he is working at True School of Music as a guitar teacher and course developer (July 2017 – present).