INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN ERIK HARGROVE HAS BEEN PLAYING THE DRUMS AND PERCUSSION IN VARIOUS STYLES OF MUSIC FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS.
As an International Musician now based in Asia, he’s most notably known for the 7 years he spent performing all over the world with The Late Great James Brown. During those years with Mr. Brown Erik has performed and “shared” the stage with Michael Jackson, Sting, Lenny Kravitz, Pavarotti, Elton John, Victor Wooten, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon and many more.
After the death of Mr. Brown, Erik went on to perform with the Living Legend of Funk – Bassist Bootsy Collins. Erik continued touring and recording with the such artists as the Alternative Rock Band Sister Hazel and Thomas McClary (The Founder, Guitarist and Singer of The Commodores).
In 2012 Erik has had the pleasure of performing with some of Thailand’s great musicians as well. Such as – Koh “Mr. Saxman”, Neung Jakkawal, Be Perapat, Members of ETC and Fatboyz Ford just to name a few. Erik has also appeared on Thai Television as a special guest on Thai PBS and The Session Television Series.
In 2013 Erik was sought out by Thailand’s Number 1 Drum Magazine “DrumNote” for an interview and to publish some of Erik’s drum set compositions. Erik is the 2nd foreigner ever to be on the cover of this magazine.
Erik has also performed at The 2013 Kuala Lumpur Jazz Festival where he performed with 3 different artist for 3 different concerts. One of those concerts was opening for the famous guitarist Lee Ritenour. Erik joined and toured again with Bootsy Collins in June of 2015. Erik was recently the “Music Director”, Drummer and Percussionist for a Franco Dragone Production in the Yunnan Province of China called “The Dai Show".
Erik is available for bookings through Tune Asia.
Rose Jang - phoenix from the ashes - produced by Will Robinson/Tune Asia
Rose Jang is an internationally acclaimed Korean-American crossover soprano who is well-known for singing arias, musicals, and classic pop songs. Rose began her career at the young age of four classically training in voice and violin. She was first violinist and concertmaster of her high school orchestra and the New Jersey Youth Symphony. At the age of 17, she performed a sold out concert at Carnegie Hall.
Rose has reached a record-breaking number one on domestic and international music charts for her rendition of the song "Memory" from the musical "Cats". Possessing a voice that transcends musical boundaries, she has been compared with the likes of Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand, and Elaine Paige. Rose is a graduate of Smith College. She has also attended The Julliard School, The Manhattan School of Music, and the University of London of Goldsmiths College.
Rose plays the role of Ambassador for many organizations including the Korean Tourism Office and UNESCO. Currently, she holds the title of Ambassador for Jeju Island, one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature. In 2011, Rose campaigned for Jeju Island to become one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature with a sold out concert at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Rose was recently chosen as one of Korea's "9 Most Shining Stars" by Arirang Television Network. Arirang TV, a popular network in Asia, aired a documentary of her life in music that was broadcast in 170 countries around the world reaching an audience of 150 million people.
Rose has won a number of awards for her accomplishments in music including the award for "Outstanding Vocalist" in the "Classical" category at the South Korean Entertainment Awards. She has also received the "Special" award at Asia's largest music festival, The Asia Song Festival. Rose has performed at major events including the inaugural ceremony of former South Korean President Lee Myung Bak, an event celebrating U.N. Secretary General Ban, Ki-Moon, the opening of the Asia Song Festival, Pridefest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she performed alongside legendary R&B vocalist Patti Labelle, and at the 2010 South Korean Formula Grand Prix where she performed the national anthem for 600 million viewers worldwide.
Rose is currently working on a project that will allow her to promote Korean culture globally. She has since sold out concerts halls internationally with her renditions of Korean traditional folk songs.
Rose is former spokesmodel for LANCOME cosmetics and was featured in Elle, Vogue, and Marie Claire magazines. Since 2005, Rose has released five albums and a DVD of a live concert she held at Seoul Arts Center. Her albums and DVD are sold internationally through iTunes and Amazon. Rose is currently signed with MNET, the largest record label in Korea, Sense Music, MDV, and Warner Music, Korea.
In September 2012, Rose was named one of the "Power Women of New York" and was featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine. Rose was born in Princeton, NJ, USA. She currently resides, performs, and records between New York City and London.