About

International musician Erik Hargrove has been playing the Drums and Percussion in various styles of music for more than 30 years.

Erik Hargrove Live Performance
As an International Musician, 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.

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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 just finished touring 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 now continues to perform freelance all over the world!