A Montreal, Canada native, Eric took on the saxophone at age 13 and never looked back. His biggest client to date is Cirque du Soleil, where he worked on 5 of the company’s productions; “Quidam”, “Alegria”, ‘Saltimbanco”, “Corteo” and currently “O” - either as a musician, consultant, programmer, assistant musical director and musical director (his current positon at "O"). This experience brought Eric all over the world, gave him the opportunity to perform "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "Good Morning America", the "Journey of Man" soundtrack and the "live" DVD of "Alegria".

Other major acts to work with Eric include French artist Zaz, Melody Sweets, Vasti Jackson, Nikky Yanofsky, LCQ Productions (“Night Fever” and “Elvis Story, the Mega-Production”), Lulu Hughes, France D’Amours, Valectra, Zibelle, Productions Mario Bazinet, Native Vibe, The Boogie Wonder Band, Opera de Montreal and many more.

In 2007, Eric co-founded “Jelly Fiche”, a French Rock band, releasing in 2008 their debut album “Tout ce que j’ai reve” under Unicorn Digital Records. Warmly received by critics and fans, its success brought Jelly Fiche to open for Rock legend "Fish" in Montreal and to be nominated for "best debut album" at the Prog Awards in 2009.

Jelly Fiche’s “Tout ce que j’ai reve” was Eric’s first complete album as a producer and composer. Since then, Eric wrote for and/or produced several projects such as Melody Sweets’ “Santa. Baby” single, Senegalese artist Toumany Kouyate’s “Douwa Ka Jimana Denouye” album, Koocheekoo’s “Loose Screws”, the music for Duo Gaban’s Hand to Hand act (performed at Bally’s casino’s production “Jubilee”), New Image Line's acrobatic production “City Dream” soundtrack and album, the soundtrack for Montreal’s “Urbania” musical and many others.

Eric also specializes in show music programming using Ableton’s “Live” software, converting Cirque du Soleil’s “Saltimbanco” and "O" productions. Eric also re-orchestrated “O”.

Eric studied in Montreal at Cegep de St-Laurent with Jean-Pierre Zanella and Luc Beaugrand then with Simon Stone and Luc Beaugrand at University Of Montreal before getting his first Cirque contract at age 22. He currently lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada.

© 2017 by eric plante

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