Asha is currently the lead violinist of the Trans Siberian West Coast Tour and has toured with Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) and Gnarls Barkley with whom she performed at the Grammys. She has played with such artists as Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z, Black Eyed Peas and Roger Daltry (The WHO).
A Boston native, Asha began playing Suzuki violin and viola at age six and attended the New England Conservatory Preparatory School where she studied viola privately with Boston Symphony Orchestra members Michael Zaretsky and Edward Gazouleas.
Many years of classical training followed until she ultimately earned a Bachelor in Music Performance from Wellesley College. Upon graduation, she plunged into the world of “alternative” string music and began studying with Julie Lyonn Lieberman.
While living in LA she performed regularly with the American Idol Band and appeared on The Tonight Show, the Ellen Show and the MTV Movie Awards.
Asha has spent summers performing at Aspen, Tanglewood, Mark O’Connor’s Fiddle Conference, Jazz String Fling at Berklee College of Music.
She has taught music workshops at high schools around the country and is currently creating a “Girls Rock” workshop to teach girls life skills and self-confidence through music, giving them the courage to live authentically and deliberately. (Click here to view a program I did for Musician’s Toolkit.)
The Tonight Show with Alanis Morrisette
The Tonight Show with CeeLo
The Grammys 2008 with Gnarls Barkley, nominated for Best Record
American Idol 2009 season and 2009 Finale
The Ellen Show with the Jonas Brothers
Jimmy Kimmel Live with Gnarls Barkley
MTV Movie Awards
TLC- The Napoleon Perdis Project Featured band
Telemundo Television Christmas Special
John McEnroe Show Dee Snyder”s Van Helsing's Curse
KROQ Acoustic Christmas Show
Hey, Hey It's Saturday (Australia)
Today FM (Australia)
Channel V (Australia)
National Basketball League Finals (Australia)
Black Eyed Peas
DaKah Hip Hop Orchestra
Damien Leith (Australia Idol winner)
Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
Gary Burr (Songwriter for Carole King, American Idol, Faith Hill)
Guided By Voices
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan)
Jon Anderson (YES)
Los Super 7
Mary J Blige
Mission of Burma
Roger Daltry (The Who)
Ronn Moss (Bold and the Beautiful)
Three Doors Down
Trans Siberian Orchestra
Opened for Red Hot Chili Peppers
Opened for Flaming Lips
Vanity Fair “Rites of String”
Strad Magazine “Pump Up the Volume”
Strings Magazine “Power Up”
Strings Magazine “Building the Better Player"
Journal of the American Viola Society “Going Electric”
Sforzando "Pump Up the Volume"
Sacramento Press - Christmas with the TSO
ITN Magazine - Interview with Asha Mevlana
Metal Talk - "Savatage and TSO Make Metal History at Wacken"
SFSonic - TSO's Magical Christmas
Journal Star - TSO at the Pinnacle Bank Arena
The Mercury “Porcelain Returns Home”
Daily Telegraph “Single of the Week”
National Rock Review - "TSO & Savatage Make History in Germany"
DNA Magazine “Breakthrough”
Daily Texan “Australian Band Gives Inspirational Concert”
Ralph Magazine “The Lo Road”
Bakotopia.com “Porcelain Live”
Time Out NY CD Review
Time Out NY “Fab Four”
Time Out NY “String Summit”
New Yorker “String Summit”
Billboard Magazine “Guided By Voices New Album”
Sarasota Post: TSO Rocks Christmas in Tampa
Tmblr: TSO Review
Deseret News: Hottest Shows in Town