Dhani Harrison is well aware of the effect he has on people, and he's cool with it. "People see my face, they hear my voice, and I know they're thinking about my father. That's OK - he was a great man."
But while the 30-year-old son of the late ex-Beatle George Harrison is following in his father's footsteps as a musician - he's just released his first album, You Are Here, with his band thenewno2 (a partnership between Harrison and his friend Oliver "Oli" Hecks, though the lineup has expanded to the full band recently) - he's also making his own way in the world, and has been for some time.
"I studied physics and design at Brown University, which surprises me at how that always surprises people," he says with a laugh. "People naturally assume that the son of a rich, famous person spends his days hanging out and nights going to parties. I've always been a worker - like my dad."
Dhani has been putting his work ethic and his passion for design and computers to good use, working with the folks at Harmonix on the hotly anticipated The Beatles: Rock Band game.