Eric will return to his alma mater, Saint John's University, for a two-night engagement on October 14 and 15, for a songwriting workshop.
On Wednesday, October 14, at 7pm, Eric will coach and mentor College of St. Benedict and Saint John's University students on presentations of original material as well as musical theatre songs.
On Thursday, October 15, at 7:30pm, Eric will perform a concert of his own original material and talk about how the songs came to fruition, as well as cover songs from some of his all-time favorite songwriters. Eric will be joined on stage by a few band members as well as possible CSB/SJU guest artists from the previous evening's workshop.
Both evenings are free and open to the public. Both events take place at Brother Willie's Pub in Sexton Commons on the campus of Saint John's University. See the map below.
This event is sponsored by the Steve Noack Program in Pop Music & Jazz.
Eric will be performing in at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn, this Sunday as a part of the Sing For Hope concert.
Sing For Hope is an organization made of numerous outreach programs for school children, healthcare patients, and seniors in under-resourced communities by stimulating creativity.
The performance is FREE and will run 1:00pm-3:45pm Sunday, June 14. For directions to the performance, see the map below!
For more information on the event, click here.
For more information on Sing For Hope, click here.
Eric will be a featured performer at Celebration of Seasons in April at River's Edge Convention Center in Saint Cloud, Minnesota.
The event takes place on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
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Check out the new videos from Eric's recent performance on September 13, 2014, at the West End Lounge in New York City.
Eric is honored to be playing keyboards for "A Night of a Thousand Tuxedos" on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at the beautiful Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel, home of the New York staple Sleep No More.
The show features music by composer Ben Bonnema and promises to be a night you will not want to miss. Dress to impress: requested attire is black tie.
Donations will be taken to support the work of Dress for Success, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to empowering women in need by providing professional work attire. See more information on their program of instilling confidence here.
RSVP not required. Doors will open at 10:30pm and the show will begin immediately after that night's performance of Sleep No More.
Promotional photography by Miguel Anaya with graphic design by Nick Atkinson.
Eric will be playing The West End Lounge on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 6:00pm. Eric will be playing lots of original material from old favorites to brand new tunes making a special premiere that night. Eric will be joined by a few guest musicians, keeping the night friendly and intimate. The West End Lounge is beautiful and quaint space on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Music will begin at 6:00pm and doors will open at 5:30pm. There is limited space available, so click the button below to purchase advance tickets and get 50% the door ticket price!
Click below to view some new videos of Eric performing live at Celebration of Seasons on May 3, 2014, in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Videos include two original songs by Eric, "Quarter-Life Crisis" and "Fly Away", as well as a cover of Justin Timberlake's "Not A Bad Thing". Take a look and then share them!!
Eric will be one of two featured artists in the Spotlight series at Sophie's on Sunday, May 25, at 7pm. The Spotlight features Eric and soprano Rachel Zatcoff. Eric will be debuting some new original material as well as a few older songs.
Doors will open at 6:30pm. Come early to grab a seat! There will be a $5 cover charge and a 2 item minimum. Sophie's is located at 318 West 53th Street between 8th and 9th avenue (map below).
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Eric will be a featured performer at Cathedral High School's Celebration of Seasons on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Rivers Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Doors will open at 5:00 pm. Come for the food, come for the music, or come for the auction. It will be a great night!
Eric's band will include percussionist Ted Kain, keyboardist Phil Imholte and guitarist John Hollingsworth. The setlist will include Eric's original material as well as some cover songs.
You can also watch student artisans create pottery, paintings and drawings as well as other musical entertainment.
During the event you can enjoy food from one of the fantastic dinner stations, each paired with one of the four seasons, or a drink from one of the cash bars.
A silent auction will feature hundreds of unique items and a themed basket auction with over 50 baskets.
To learn more or to register, click here, or call Denise to register at (320) 257-2121.
Watch Analisa Leaming sing "Down The Aisle," a song Eric wrote specifically for Leaming to sing at Muse Match, a concert at 54 Below on February 24 that paired 15 composers with 15 actors who had never met each other in order to collaborate and present 15 new songs. All proceeds of the night went to the Boys and Girls Club of New York City.
Eric will be a featured composer in a concert 54 Below, pairing 18 composers with 18 singers who have never worked with each other before. The idea is for the songs to be crafted from a blind-date (or two, or three) between the composer and singer, getting to know each other and the composer in the end, writing a song specifically created for the singer.
The concert was designed to raise money for a good cause and therefore all proceeds will be going to the Boys & Girls Club. Join Eric and the rest of the performers for a great night of music and doing good.
Eric will be performing alongside fellow singer/songwriter Andy Monroe in an intimate night at the piano called Swapping Songs on Saturday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Shetler Studios, Penthouse 1.
The concert will feature original songs by Eric and Andy as they trade places at the piano bench. Tickets are $5. To reserve your seats, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your NAME and NUMBER OF TICKETS.
See you there!
Eric will be performing in Unpacking Home this week, a devised piece of theatre presented and created by a cast of LaGuardia Community College, Kingsborough Community College, ASTEP (Artists Strive to End Poverty) and professional theatre artists.
The cast has been asking themselves, "What is home? What does home mean to you? What if your home was taken away?" Please come and experience this empathic journey of home. The company has been volunteering at various shelters in Manhattan and in the boroughs and has devised a piece of theatre which is sure to be unforgettable. This experience is changing the lives of the company and they are thrilled to share this with the NYC community.
TICKETS ARE FREE! FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!
Wednesday Nov 6th 2:30pm and 7pm
at LaGuardia Community College/ISMD - The Little Theatre.
Thursday Nov 7th 4:30pm and 7pm
at Kingsborough Community College - Room M 103
Saturday Nov 9th at 6:30pm
Charlotte's Place (Trinity Church Lower Manhattan)
Check out some new videos of Eric's original songs, performed at The Local Blend in St. Joseph, MN, on August 8, 2013. The band includes Ted Kain on percussion, Dave Herdan on saxophone and Ian Benoit on guitar.
Eric is pleased to be a part of "Rob Rokicki & Friends" at The Cutting Room on August 29, at 8pm. The lineup includes Megan Hilty (NBC's Smash), Julia Murney (Wicked), Joe Iconis (award-winning composer) and many more talented performers and musicians.
Thursday August 29th at 8pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $15 advanced, $20 at the door plus a $20 food/drink minimum. Click here to get your tickets or call (212) 691-1900.
Last night, Eric wrapped up his three-week run as Roger in RENT . Next, he will head to The Local Blend in St. Joseph, MN, on Thursday, August 8, at 7pm to play a solo show featuring his original songwriting. Eric will be joined by fellow musicians Ted Kain on percussion, Ian Benoit on guitar and Dave Herdan on sax. The show is free and open to all ages. The venue is small, therefore, get there early if you're more of a sit and watch person.
Below is a map with The Local Blend location as well as the venue's website and event poster.
Come see Eric play Roger in Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award winning musical RENT at the Pioneer Place Theater in St. Cloud, MN.
The show runs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 7:30pm starting Thursday, July 11, and closing Saturday, July 27. (7/11, 7/12, 7/13, 7/18, 7/19, 7/20, 7/25, 7/26, 7/27) Tickets can be purchased here.
Eric is excited to return to The Local Blend in St. Joseph, MN, on Thursday, August 8, 2013, to play a solo show, featuring his original material. The show will begin at 7 pm and it is free and open to all ages.
Eric will be joined by Ted Kain on drums and Ian Benoit on guitar, as well as a few other friends.
Come on out and enjoy a relaxing night of music with some delicious eats and drinks from The Local Blend. Check out the poster as well as the map for directions.