Eric Robert


Eric RobertQUOTE:
“The tonewheel organ emulation is, in my opinion, the single greatest in the world. If you can't haul around an 800-pound Hammond, this is really the only keyboard that can convincingly and authentically take its place. I love the electric and acoustic grand piano options, as well. Mostly, the synth engine blew me away when I first started working with it. Appegiator and more real-time parameter control than earlier stage models. Love it! I perform with a weighted MIDI controller into the Nord Stage 2, using the controller for pianos while playing the NS2 for organ and synth. I get more comments from other keyboard players after a show about how they heard a Hammond on stage, but never saw it. The Stage 2 is a great tool for a lot of different genres of music I play, from blues to pop, to straight-up rock. Can't live without it!”

~Eric Robert- keyboardist – Vicci Martinez band

GEAR: Stage 2, Lead 2

BIO:
Eric is now one of Seattle's most in-demand keyboardists. He works primarily with VICCI MARTINEZ, seen around the world on NBC's The Voice, and also works with nationally-recognized electric violinist GEOFFREY CASTLE. Eric also performs with blues legend LUCKY PETERSON.

Eric has done numerous shows with ALAN WHITE (drummer for the band YES, and John Lennon), and MICHAEL LEVITON (They Might Be Giants), and support shows for REO SPEEDWAGON, SMASHMOUTH, MC HAMMER, BERNARD ALLISON, JACKIE GREEN, THE KNACK ("My Sharona") and TOMMY TUTONE ("Jenny, 867-5309"), CANNED HEAT, and IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY. Also, Eric is completely self-taught.

He's performed with KEB' MO (3-time Grammy winner), THE BB KING ORCHESTRA, LEE OSKAR (of WAR "Low Rider"), members of HEART, THE ROOTS, TAB BENOIT, members of STEVE MILLER BAND, CRAIG CAFFEL (Maria Muldaur), IFE' THOMAS, and Jimi Hendrix's brother LEON HENDRIX. He's performed in venues ranging from The Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) to The Copper Bowl in Tuscon.
Eric is also a well-known guest at places like Safeco Field and Seattle's Key Arena. He's performed the National Anthem for the Mariners, Seahawks, Seattle Sonics, and at the 1997 Copper Bowl. He arranged and debuted his version of the Chinese National Anthem at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

LINKS:
http://viccimartinez.com
http://facebook.com/ericrobertseattle
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