Brian Hardgroove

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Brian Hardgroove is a producer[1] and bass player for Public Enemy (band).[2]

Hardgroove was the bass player for Public Enemy. He has also toured with Bootsy Collins and T.M. Stevens in a three-bass player tour.

Current projects[edit]

Hardgroove works as a producer and educator. As of 2015, he is the artist in residence at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, where he helped start the Artists for Positive Social Change program. As a music producer, Hardgroove sites Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss) and Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon, Cheap Trick) as two of his closest and most trusted advisers in the music business.[3] He worked as a producer for Demerit and Brain Failure.[4] He is also the founder of From a Whisper to a Dream, a program that helps young musicians obtain endorsements from manufacturers of musical equipment.[5]

His most recent project is "Audio Rhythm Theory" with Police drummer Stewart Copeland, along with Grammy-winning guitarist Larry Mitchell, who were on a world-wide search for vocalists for their new recording project Audio Rhythm Theory (A.R.T.), touted as the "Biggest Audition in the World," looking for vocalists who can sing and/or rap in English as well as their native languages.

In 2009, Hardgroove joined a trio called OverShine. The group consisted of Hardgroove on bass and lead vocals, Erik Hargrove (James Brown) on drums, and Larry Mitchell (Tracy Chapman, Ric Ocasek) on guitars.[6] In November 2015, Hardgroove joined Harmony Central to create a Signature Forum called "Hardgroove (and Nothing Less)." The aim of the forum is to provide access to the huge reservoir of expertise Brian has accumulated from his years of touring, recording, playing, and producing.[7]


O'Keefe, Phil. "From A Whisper To A Dream". Harmony Central. Harmony Central. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 

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