ACHIEVEMENTS

665712_374866835931206_1662235676_oHailed as one of Singapore’s most versatile musicians, Han has attained top accolades from performing with acclaimed international artists from most musical genres. He was invited to perform alongside a wide spectrum of top artists ranging from the classical T’ang Quartet to iconic pop-rock legends such as Jay-Z, Linkin Park, David Foster and Paul McCartney amongst many others.

Relocating to Los Angeles in 2003, Han has actively performed and recorded with numerous orchestras, ensembles and high-profile events including the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, performing with Sir Paul McCartney, Jay Z and Linkin Park. He also performed with the American Idol Band in the 2006 season and has had multiple appearances on late night talk shows hosted by Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Han also appeared on the 2006 Season Finale of the hit CBS sitcom “ How I Met Your Mother” as well as a performance at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards at Sony Studios, Los Angeles. He is the first Singaporean to have performed at these high-profile events. At “Celebrity Fight Night 2006”, Han performed alongside with David Foster at the charity event for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and had the honor of touring with him throughout the United States and Canada.

Han joined the acclaimed Los Angeles-based Sonus Quartet in 2005 and has since worked with Grammy-winning producers such as David Foster, Patrick Leonard Bill Bottrell, Clint Mansell and “Dangermouse” aka Brian Burton .He has also performed live alongside Josh Groban, Sarah McLachlan, Olivia Newton John, Clay Aiken, KD Lang, Jewel, Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum, Barry Manilow, Michael McDonald, Natalie Cole, Reba McEntire, Renee Olstead, Matt Goss, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Chris Daughtry, Cee-lo Green and Beth Orton.

As an original member of the platinum-selling Gnarls Barkley tour band, Han has toured with the group extensively within the United States of America and Canada. He has performed to sold-out crowds at major venues including the 2006 Coachella Valley Music Festival (California), Lollapalooza 2006(Chicago), The Roxy (Los Angeles), The Fillmore (San Francisco), The House of Blues (Chicago, Atlantic City), KoolHaus (Toronto), State Theater (Detroit), 1st Avenue (Minneapolis), Webster Hall (New York), Central Park SummerStage (New York) and the Avalon (Los Angeles, Boston). Han was also involved in the creative side of the project, contributing arrangements for the live music versions for Gnarls Barkley’s debut album “St. Elsewhere”, including the hit single “Crazy”.

The band received four nominations for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards that was held at the Staples Center, Los Angeles in 2007 for the following categories: “Record of The Year”, “Album of The Year”, “Best Alternative Music Album” and “Best Urban/Alternative Performance”. The band consequently won two Grammy Awards for “Best Alternative Music Album” and “Best Urban/Alternative Performance”. The band was also awarded “Best Song” and the “Future Sounds” at MTV’s European Music Awards 2006 in Copenhagen. Additionally, the band won the award for “Best Group” at the 2007 BET Awards.

Upon his return to Singapore in 2007, Han has been actively involved in the local performing arts scene, contributing his expertise to numerous musical arts groups of different genres.