Eric was born to be in entertainment. Literally. With a history of family entertainers involved in magic, musical theater, movies, and radio, Eric has been involved in the entertainment industry since the age of 5. He was filming his own television segment with his father on New England's "Bozo's Kids Club" and recording commercials for his father's radio show. By the time he started taking drum lessons at age 11, he already had a vast knowledge of music from musical theatre, classic rock, and pop.
Coming from the "smallest state in the United States" (Rhode Island), Eric entered a whole new world of musicianship at Berklee College of Music, taking part as a staff accompanist for the voice department, featured arranger, and sought after drummer for multiple musical theater productions and concerts around campus and other colleges in Boston. After graduating with degrees in Drum Set Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production, Eric drove across the country (in 3.5 days!) to Los Angeles, CA.
9 years later, Eric has been very active in the performance scene of LA. He plays weddings and corporate events around the Southern California area with Business Time Entertainment, live band karaoke and corporate events with The Moon Units, and you can catch him Fridays at Upright Citizens Brigade - Sunset playing with the internationally acclaimed musical theatre improv group Baby Wants Candy
Eric has drummed for Second City Hollywood, 24 Hour Musicals, Lost Moon Radio, 30 Minute Musicals, Barrett Foa (NCIS: Los Angeles), Wayne Brady (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), Roger Bart (Grace and Frankie, Young Frankenstein) and most recently, Eric appears on drums in the Netflix Comedy Special Todd Glass: Act Happy, which premiered on January 23, 2017.
"He has an innate ability to anticipate the needs of the music, which makes his playing sensitive and vibrant-alive. This kind of mature drummer is hard to find." - Gwen Leathers, Professional Vocalist
• Versatile in all genres of music but specializes in Pop, Rock, Funk, Swing, and Musical Theatre
• Excellent sight reader
• Capable of playing percussion, singing background vocals, and piano/keyboard
• Experienced in music directing, arranging, producing, and composition/songwriting
• Fast worker, organized, capable of multi-tasking, positive attitude, eager to learn
• Experienced in working with kids of all ages in an ensemble setting and one-on-one private lessons