BIO

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 6 of the company’s productions; “Quidam”, “Alegria”, ‘Saltimbanco”, “Corteo”, “O” and most recently "RUN" - either as a musician, musical director, assistant to the composer, arranger, producer or Ableton specialist. 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".

Eric also collaborated with Harry Connick Jr, French artist Zaz, Melody Sweets, Vasti Jackson, Nikky Yanofsky, LCQ Productions (“Night Fever” and “Elvis Story, the Mega-Production”), Lulu Hughes, France D’Amours, The Boogie Wonder Band, Opera de Montreal and many more.

In 2007, Eric co-founded (along with buddies Syd and Jean-Francois Arsenault) the French Rock group “Jelly Fiche”, 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” marks Eric’s first complete album as a producer and composer. Since then, Eric wrote for and/or produced several projects such as Brillantine & Grignotin, Jelly Fiche's "Comme Au Dernier Jour", Melody Sweets’ "Flavour of the Month" and “Santa, Baby” singles, 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.

Eric studied in Montreal at Cegep de St-Laurent and at University Of Montreal before getting his first Cirque contract at age 22. He currently lives and works in the Montreal area and is working on his 2nd album.

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