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Marthen Eugene Mangempis, a man hailing from Manado, a guide fluent in Dutch and Ni Luh Putu Sri Nulatri Sedani, a professional dancer from Bali, on 10 April 1975 awaited the birth of their baby in a small city in Bali named Denpasar. They then named their first child Eurysondhy Andrean John Imanuel Mangempis and Erik grew up as the eldest of 5 siblings.

When other children had dreams of becoming a doctor or engineer, Erik Sondhy since young, had already known for sure what he wanted in the future, which was to become a famous musician. He formed these dreams because since young, Erik really admired a band from England, which was The Beatles. His love for the band The Beatles drove Erik to study various musical instruments, and the first one he pursued was the guitar. As time went on, Erik also started learning how to play the piano, which has actually turned out to be his passion until today.

Thanks to his seriousness in learning the piano on his own, in 1989, Erik also received an offer to perform for the first time in church. At the time, Erik just turned 12 and he performed playing the organ in front of many people. Erik truly enjoyed it further strengthening his dream of becoming a famous musician someday. His love for The Beatles has never faded. His days are passed while listening to his favorite band. “The Beatles songs are the soundtrack of my life” Erik often tells his friends.

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“Erik is a bold and intense musician, willing and able to adapt and extemporize with seamless ease. His range of styles it seems, knows no barriers. He is certainly one of Indonesia’s rising Jazz stars.” Jakarta Post

Albums

Album The Gift of Love by Erik Sondhy

The Gift of Love

Indojazziamusik
2019

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Album Abbey Road Sessions, Vol 1 by Erik Sondhy

Abbey Road Sessions,...

Indojazziamusik
2016

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The Gift of Love

The Gift of Love

Erik Sondhy
The Gift of Love

The Love of My Life

The Love of My Life

Erik Sondhy
Abbey Road Sessions Vol 1.

Song For My Mother

Song For My Mother

Erik Sondhy
Abbey Road Sessions Vol 1.

Hope

Hope

Erik Sondhy
Abbey Road Sessions Vol 1

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