|Birth name||Jeric Tan|
March 14, 1986 |
|Origin||Singapore, Singapore, Singapore|
|Genres||Pop, alternative hip hop, soul, fusion , contemporary R&B|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, record producer, Actor|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, keyboard|
|Labels||(2010-) HJ Records (2010-)|
|Associated acts||Tan Weiwei Shaun Yu|
Jeric T (traditional Chinese: 陳傑瑞; simplified Chinese: 陈杰瑞; pinyin: Chén Jiérùi; Wade–Giles: Chen Chieh-rui; born 14 March 1986), better known by his stage name 陳傑瑞 Jeric, is a Singaporean singer-songwriter and record producer. Jeric is from a family of Chinese opera singers/actors and has been in touch with music from a young age. He was discovered by renowned singer-songwriter, Shaun Yu (永邦), in 2001, in a chanced meeting. After a few months of stint at record studios and production houses, Jeric decided to give up his studies, despite exceptional grades and standing (Dean's List Candidate, 8th in the School of InfoComm Technology, Ngee Ann Polytechnic), to pursue a musical career.
During this time, he became pals with Gary Chaw (Chinese: 曹格), and even wrote for him. Jeric began producing songs for other artists, and traveled countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and most notably Taiwan.
In August 2010, he released his debut album, Absolutely Jeric (Chinese: 絕對傑瑞). Although plagued by poor marketing and exposure, the album generated hits like Disbelief (Chinese: 我不相信), Venice Tears (Chinese: 為你濕的淚), White Cat (Chinese: 白貓), which peaked at number seven on Channel [V] Top 20, and number twenty-eight on G-Music Top 100 songs of 2010. The album was launched in Taiwan only.
Jeric's music is noted for displaying a wide variety of styles and influences, and contains elements of many different musical genres. As a child, he was highly influenced by artists such as Emil Chau (Chinese: 周華健) and Jay Chou (Chinese: 周杰倫) and would often practice singing to these artists songs. Jeric also incorporates Blues and Soul inspired sounds into his work. Chris Yu (Chinese: 游鴻明), renowned singer-songwriter, referred to Jeric as having "one of the best voices he has heard in years" after chancing upon his live singing on a radio show.
Life and career
1986–2006: Early life and beginnings
Jeric was born Jeric Tan and raised in the Toa Payoh neighborhood of Singapore, by parents Tan Buck Hoe and Tay Chye Geok, of Chinese descent.