Born and raised in Singapore, Chow-Kiat Er (C.K.) is an award-winning graduate from the world-renowned, Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, U.S.A.
Fascinated by drums and percussion - particularly the modern drum kit, C.K. picked up his first pair of drumsticks when he was just 12 years old and has not looked back ever since.
As a session drummer, C.K. has worked with many artistes like JJ Lin, Angela Zhang, Monster (Mayday), Eric Moo, Sam Lee, Paul Wong (Beyond), Corrinne May, The Sam Willows, Gentle Bones, Alex Chia and guitar extraordinaire, Mateus Asato just to name a few. Mostly known for his ability to provide a solid backbeat for Pop singers, he could also be found playing with flute virtuoso, Rit Xu occasionally.
C.K. has been featured on various presses (on numerous occasions) such as The Business Times, Straits Times Life!, TODAY and Drum Talk TV. Not just that, an audience of over 1,000,000 (on YouTube and Facebook combined) has also seen C.K.'s drumming in action.
He is a recipient of the Musicians Institute Full Ride Scholarship and was presented with Outstanding Student Award (Drum Program) upon graduation in 2014.
Chow-Kiat's Drumming Milestone
Mateus Asato Trio Asia Tour - 2019 - 19 shows
Billy Koh and Friends Concert featuring JJ Lin in Nanjing, China - 2019
Paul Wong (BEYOND) and Alex Chia @ Haikou Volcano Music Festival in Haikou, China - 2018
Angela Zhang Journey World Tour 2018 to 2019 - 28 shows
Singapore Drumfest: Ultimate Weekend 2017 - presented by Yamaha Music Singapore
Carnival Cruise Lines; Run For Cover Band (#1 in the fleet) - 2015 to 2016
Musicians Institute Outstanding Student Award - 2014
Eric Moo @ Reno Events Center, Nevada, USA - 2013
Muisicians Institute Full Ride Scholarship Winner - 2012
Corrinne May @ Gardens by the Bay, Singapore - 2012
'One of the best drummers that I've ever played with.'' - Mateus Asato (Jessie J, Tori Kelly)
'C.K.'s drumming makes you feel good. Grooviest drummer ever!" - Yasutaka Nomura (Mammoth)
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