Eric Ng 黃韻仁
Multi Award-winning Songwriter, Music Producer, Arranger and Touring Guitarist
Anything that resonates with a mass audience; it helps in gathering ideas for creating his own music
Too many. I respect ANY artist, regardless of music genre that can appeal to a wide audience.
Notable Works Published:
Music Accolades / Certifications:
The Association of Music Workers in Taiwan, Top 10 Quality Single (纸飞机) 2002
The Association of Music Workers in Taiwan, Top 10 Quality Album Production (陌生人) 2003
新加坡词曲版权协会奖– 《双栖动物》赢得’最佳中文歌曲奖’ 2007
The Straits Times’ “Power List” 2007
第16届新加坡金曲奖– 入围: 最佳专辑制作人奖 – 房祖名《乱》, 最佳本地作曲奖 – 房祖名《假动作》2010
Diageo Marketing Brilliance Awards for Guinness “Live! Unplugged!” 2010
The Straits’ TImes 11th Life! Theatre Awards 2011
Best original score for Liao Zhai Rocks! (Nominated) 2011
17th Singapore Hit Awards, Best Local Melody Nomination (复制人) 2011
The Straits Times’ Life! Theatre Awards 2013
Special Mention for Songwriting Award 2013
Straits Times’ “Power List” 2013
Hito K歌 Award for “Will you remember me” 2018
Before Eric started out in music, he considered himself a loner (or an “otaku” – before that was even a thing). All he ever was interested in was playing Nintendo games (also way before gaming was even a thing), and getting lost in his earphones blasting rock music.
What really got him started in music was when he saw the cool kids in school learning how to play the guitar, and felt that it was an avenue for him to not only make friends, but to finally find a voice and identity – and it worked!
Since launching his career in the late 90s, Eric has become a chart-topping staple within the Asian pop scene, establishing himself as a highly acclaimed songwriter, producer and music arranger. Recognized as the launchpad for multiple hits for artists such as A-Mei 张惠妹, Sandy Lam 林忆莲, Tanya Chua 蔡健雅 etc, his success is only overshadowed by an unprecedented level of creative energy that has fueled him daily for nearly two decades straight.
His involvement with Xiaohan as composer for musicals such as Liao Zhai Rocks, Lao Jiu and Nanyang the musical had always received rousing appraisals by the media. As music director, he ventured into movies such as 881 and 12 Lotus, directed by Royston Tan and Turn you around – the Voice of China, directed by Chai Yee Wei. The original movie soundtrack of 881 earned the honor of being the highest selling movie soundtrack in Singapore history.
A lot of Eric’s music-making process is spontaneous, on the fly, learning as he goes along. One of his favourite stories is getting a student (Juanita Cao) to compose a melody on the spot during a class. That very song 《喷嚏 – Sneeze》ended up being the first single for Chinese artiste Don Chu 朱兴东, which won 第十二届音乐盛典咪咕汇 “最佳人气新人奖” (12th Migu Music Awards “Best New Artist Award”).
Being able to hear a tune that was composed in 30 minutes at our school materialising in front of an audience of thousands makes the hard work and commitment worthwhile. Many of our students have managed to release songs that have been ranked in several record charts and you might be the next one!
Eric highly believes that learning is a never ending journey; he is still discovering new things every day while listening to and creating music, and this is something he would love to share with his students.
“The most important ingredients in music creation are Passion, Persistence and Pride. When you are ready to make music, laugh at yourself, fail and exchange your ideas with like-minded friends. That’s when the magic happens at FM Pop Music School!”