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Karel Honasan

Session Artist

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Filipino musician, Karel Honasan, began his musical journey as early as 5 years old. Karel was trained in both classical and contemporary piano in his youth, classical and electric guitar as a college student at the University Of The Philippines, and lastly, a scholar and performance major specializing on electric bass at the prestigious Berklee College Of Music in Boston Massachussetts.

Karel Honasan is a staple in the Philippine music industry, mainly for his work as Musical Director for prominent artists such as X-Factor Philippines Grand Champion, KZ Tandingan, Philippine R&B Royalty, Kyla, and rising star, Ylona Garcia. As Producer, Arranger, and Recording Artist for notable international luminaries like Brian McKnight, Bob Minzter, Gary Valenciano, among numerous others. As a touring and first call session bass player for high-profile Filipino acts like Regine Velasquez, Sarah Geronimo, and Yeng Constantino, to name a few. Definitively, Karel also leads his own band, YOSHA, when he isn’t juggling his other hats.

Karel Honasan is a true testament of positive Filipino work ethic and a highly respected musician in his own right. He continues to reshape and influence the direction of Philippine Music.

“I dream in music, and my F Bass reifies my abstract mindscapes.” – Karel Honasan