Mykall McDowell
Music Creator

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Music Creator
Drums, Percussion
Music Style
Jazz, Pop, Rock, R&B/Soul, Funk, Jazz/Rock, Jazz/Funk, Jazz/Bebop, Experimental, Acid Jazz, Country Contemporary, Smooth Jazz, Modern Jazz, Acid Rock



Location: THE WORLD, Virginia, United States



Erik Played with James Brown for 7 years and has performed and recorded with Bootsy Collins and performs with other artist such as Sister Hazel, Thomas McClary founder of the Commodores and more.  Erik teaches many of the major styles of music. Jazz, Funk, R&B, Rock & Latin. ...

Erik also has taught the reading and writing of music at Drums2Go in Orlando. For 26 years Erik Hargrove has played the drums and percussion in various bands and groups. Erik has played in all sorts of musical situations as well. In high school Erik played in the marching band, concert bands, jazz band, steel drum band and also a local classic rock band.

Erik continued after high school in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany for 3 years and served in the first Gulf War. A few years later Erik was stationed at Fort Gordon in Georgia. Erik left the military after 9 years of service and joined with The Late Great “James Brown” where he tour all over the world from January of 1998 until March of 2005.

Erik has done various gigs around the world with Sister Hazel, Ken Block's Solo Performances, Thomas McClary ( Founder of “The Commodores”, Guitar Player and Writer of “Brick House”) Bootsy Collins in his “Tribute to James Brown” where he toured Europe and Japan in 2008 and 2009.

Erik is currently on tour with Bootsy Collins!

Erik Hargrove is sponsored by:

Allegra Drums

Audix Microphones

Aquarian Drumheads

Bosphorus Cymbals

Qwikstix Stick Holders

Rhythm Tech Percussion

Vic Firth Drumsticks

1964 Ears

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Drum Note Magazine

July 1, 2013

Magazine Cover, Interview & Published Written Drum Solo