but more widely known as TOMPI, was born and raised
in the town of Lhokseumawe, in ACEH. In 1997, he left Aceh and moved to Jakarta to pursue
his studies at the University of Indonesia to become
a Medical Doctor.
His hobby in performance arts has been apparent since childhood as
he was actively involved in traditional Aceh music and dance performances. In
the midst of his busy schedule, Tompi still tries to find time for his singing
hobby. Tompi continues to gain confidence in performing, especially after seeking
professional guidance from Bertha and Tjut Deviana. After a busy day learning about medicine and biology, he transforms into a soulful singer, singing in first
class clubs and lounges around Jakarta. These experiences have allowed Tompi
to evolve from the once shy and timid boy from a small town in Aceh into the Tompi
we see today.
Aside from singing and performing, Tompi found another musical talent that has
been hidden, that is song writing. He always carries a small recorder or his
cellphone to record tunes that pop up whenever he is "inspired".
In 2002, Tompi and his band became the house band for THE BAR at the Four Seasons
Hotel in Jakarta. At the same time, he was recruited as the vocalist in CHEROKEE.
With Cherokee, under the production of OPP (in association with Sony Music),
he was given the opportunity to perform in many cities in Indonesia and in Singapore.
In late 2004, again under the production of OPP (in association with Forte/Aquarius),
Tompi got his recording break as a vocalist in a multi-ethnic world music album
Lounge. Through this, people started to notice this multi talented man with an
In July of 2005, OPP was proud to produce and release (in association with E-Motion)
Tompi's self-titled album debut, entitled Tompi or "T". All the songs
in this album are self-written, telling stories about experiences of Tompi and
the people around him. The album was made passionately and to some extent impulsively,
with one track in the album being written ten minutes before recording, while
he was waiting outside the studio. This album was supported by well known musicians
such as Lewis Pragasam and Marina Xavier.
Of the twelve tracks, six are in English and tell the story of love in many facets.
The hit single “Selalu Denganmu”, which features Gita Wirjawan on
the acoustic piano, climbed up to number one at all major radio stations in a
matter of weeks.
Tompi hopes that his music can bring a breath of fresh air into the Indonesian
People behind Tompi album
||Teuku adi fitrian (tompi)
Singer, Song writer
His hobby in performance arts
is apparent since childhood. He was actively involved
in traditional Aceh music and dance performances.
This hobby is an inseparable part of him.
Tompi gains confidence in performing, especially
after he seeks professional guidance from Bertha
and Tjut Deviana. After his busy day learning
medicines and biology, he transforms into a soulful
singing in first class clubs and lounges around
Aside from singing and performing, Tompi
found another musical talent that has been
hidden, that is song writing. He always
carries a small recorder or his cell-phone
to record tunes that pop up whenever he
is inspired by his surroundings.
Drums, Fullbright Scholar, Educator
is one of the most accomplished and sought-after
Asia and has become an icon and is hailed as
a music legend. Lewis has garnered international
and critical acclaim as one of Asia’s leading
drum/percussion exponents and an innovator of
new trends in World Music. Lewis the founder
spirit of the pioneering ASIABEAT project, started
in 1979, whose recordings and performances are
now legendary in the merging of Asian and Contemporary
Aside from his ASIABEAT project, he has toured/recorded
with major internationally renowned artistes – John ‘Kaizan’ Neptune,
Jeff Berlin, Paul Jackson, Randy Bernsen, Ernie
Watts, Bob James, Nathan East, Tony Levin, Ottmar
Liebert, Toninho Horta , amongst others. He
was invited for a Royal Command Performance for
PRINCE CHARLES (Prince Trust Concert) in Edinburgh.
Pragasam received the prestigious ‘Fulbright
Scholarship’ from the US government in
1990. He served as ‘Artiste in Residence’ for
two years at East Carolina University as well
as lecturing at various academic institutions
over the USA.
Lewis travels extensively presenting lecture/workshops
at music institutions around the world. Major
US music publisher MEL BAY will publish and distribute
his first set of educational products – a
testament to his outstanding caliber as an internationally
recognized music educator.
from Dave Grusin, David Benoit, Bob James
and a number of other GRP artists almost
cannot be hidden from his color and touch.
Notwithstanding the producer role, Gita
could not help but contribute a couple of
songs that helped enrich the album's dimension.
DENGANMU feat. Gita
WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO DANCE
MUCH YOU MEAN TO ME
YOU MISS SOMEBODY feat.
Rick Smith "Bali Lounge"
WITH ME feat. Kevin
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