ERIC ROBERTS is an accomplished guitarist and bassist as well as composer, and has been playing professionally since the age of 16. He holds a B.A. in Music from Ithaca College and a Master’s in Music from the University of Miami. He has enjoyed a successful career playing in Broadway shows, backing up name entertainers such as Chuck Berry, The Fifth Dimension, The Drifters, Bob Hope, Joan Rivers, Anthony Newley, Maureen McGovern, Chita Rivera, the Smothers Brothers, Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Danny Ganz, recording with the Orchestre Suisse Romande, performing solo guitar concerts, giving music workshops, and providing music for every type of occasion. His repertoire ranges from classical to jazz, brazilian to new age and nuevo flamenco. He works as a solo performer with tracks, as a guitar/flute duo and with a quartet. Eric's own original music encompasses a variety of musical influences from Paul Winter and David Darling to Ralph Towner, Eberhard Weber and Pat Metheny as well as the music of Brazil. His own unique sound comes from a melding of instruments -- from the classical guitar, acoustic bass and guitar synthesizer to the mandolin and the bandura (a Ukrainian instrument akin to the harp).
His debut CD, “IN A SILENT PLACE”, featuring world renowned cellist, David Darling, has been receiving accolades the world over, and most recently the track “Flowing” became a finalist in the “new age” category of the 2009 Independent Music Awards and the track “Cella’s Song”, written for his wife, won first prize in the “instrumental” category of the 2007 USA Songwriting Competition. His music can currently be heard on XM Radio as well as Comcast’s “Music Choice” channel on their “Soundscapes” program.
His new EP, “MY BRAZILIAN HEART”, features 6 of his smooth jazz and brazilian compositions and features a stellar lineup of musicians who have backed up many of the world’s biggest music acts.
More information can be found at www.ericroberts.org or www.musicmagicproductions.com.
Eric Roberts: Leader, Guitarist
Oscar Castro-Neves, Charlie Byrd, Wes Montgomery, Pat Metheny, Ralph Towner, William Ackerman, Alex de Grassi, Ken Bonfield
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 180 minutes
I perform a variety of original music, including brazilian and smooth jazz, as well as traditional jazz, nuevo flamenco, new age, classical and more.
I either perform as a solo act (with backing tracks), guitar/flute duo, trio or quartet.
P.A. system with monitors
Two monitors and one microphone
Sleepers Awake (Cantata 140)
Sheep May Safely Graze (Cantata 208)
Meditation from Thais
Ave Verum Corpus
Wedding March (Midsummer Night's Dream)
Wedding March (The Marriage of Figaro)
Bridal Chorus (Lohengrin)
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Air From Suite No. 5 (The Harmonious Blacksmith)
Sinfonia From Solomon
A Foggy Day
All of Me
All The Things You Are
April in Paris
Body & Soul
East of the Sun
Fly Me To The Moon
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I'll Remember April
It Had To Be You
Just In Time
Moonlight in Vermont
Nearness of You
Night & Day
On The Sunny Side of the Street
Quiet Night of Quiet Stars
Stella By Starlight
There Will Never Be Another You
They Can't Take That Away From Me
CDs For Sale
In A Silent Place
My Brazilian Heart
2008: 17 gigs
2009: 20 gigs
2010: 25 gigs
2011: 37 gigs
2012: 26 gigs
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