Ekarat Suvarnabhumi

Ekarat Suvarnabhumi (Thai: เอกราช สุวรรณภูมิ; also known as Ek (Thai: เอก), born 10 December 1967) is a Thai Luk thung singer from Isan. He is best known for his studio album Krapao Baen Faen Thing (กระเป๋าแบนแฟนทิ้ง), released in 2000.

Ekarat Suvarnabhumi
เอกราช สุวรรณภูมิ
Birth nameThatthanadet Seenont
(Thai: ทัตธนาเดช ศรีนนท์)
Born (1967-12-10) 10 December 1967 (age 53)
Roi Et Province
GenresLuk thung
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocal
Years active1995–2010s
LabelsGMM Grammy (Grammy Gold)

Early life and careerEdit

Born Roi Et Province, Thailand as Thatthanadet Seenont,[1] he is the eleventh among twelve siblings. He attended Phon Prachanukul School in Khon Kaen Province for his secondary education. He left for Bangkok to find his sister who lives near Sukhumvit 22. He initially had to sleep in an underpass until he was able to find his sister. By then, he had to find a job to earn money among which was selling bread. After he was able to save ฿300, he purchased radio which he used to listen and practice singing.

He started to sing in cafés and was discovered by Pimpatiparn Puengthamjit, who convinced him to join and eventually sign up for Grammy Gold in 1995 along with Mike Phiromphon. He recorded his first studio album Plae Nai Jai (แผลในใจ) but rose to popularity in 2000 with his fourth studio album Krapao Baen Faen Thing (กระเป๋าแบนแฟนทิ้ง).

Along with his newfound popularity, he was able to purchase 30 cars and accumulate wealth. By 2010 however, he started to fade out from the music industry[2] and returned to his birthplace where he worked as a farmer.[3][4][5]

DiscographyEdit

Studio AlbumEdit

  • Plae Nai Jai (1995)
  • Namta Dao (1997)
  • Rong Hai Song Hon (1999)
  • Krapao Baen Faen Thing (2000)
  • Sanya Ha Baht (2001)
  • Jiea Laoe (2010)

SingleEdit

  • "DJ. Oak Hak" (2017)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "เอกราช สุวรรณภูมิ - IsanGate : ประตูสู่อีสานบ้านเรา". isangate.com. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  2. ^ "เปิดชีวิตลูกทุ่งดัง เคยร้องเพลงงานละ 2 แสน ซื้อเบนซ์ 30 คัน ตกต่ำกลับบ้านทำนา". Khaosod (in Thai). Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  3. ^ "'เอกราช สุวรรณภูมิ' เผยจุดสูงสุดของชีวิตซื้อรถ 30 คัน-มีแม่ยกติดต่อขอเลี้ยงดู จนถึงจุดต่ำสุดต้องกลับบ้านไปทำนา". Matichon (in Thai). 9 January 2020. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  4. ^ "ดาวคืนดิน ! "เอกราช สุวรรณภูมิ" ชีวิตสุดช้ำดวงดับตกอับ มรสุมถาโถม". NEW18 (in Thai). Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  5. ^ "ชีวิตปัจจุบัน 'เอกราช สุวรรณภูมิ'". Retrieved 9 August 2020.