Blues man, Piano(bar)man, Songwriter
Born in London in 1969, raised between Rome and Milan, Eric moved back to the UK capital in 2003 to finally make music his full-time job.
Over these years, through thousands of gigs, he's gained a solid reputation as a live performer of Blues and Roots either solo or leading his trio or band. Blessed with a warm singing voice and an undoubted knack to entertain a crowd, Eric is also a sought-after pianist for several established acts.
Beside Blues, the 'Rockin' Roman' as dubbed by some, enjoys also a parallel career as a versatile performer of standards (Pop, Swing, Rock'n'Roll, etc.) in bars, restaurants, pubs and at functions of all sorts.
As a London-based Blues man Eric has performed at the most important venues in town, including 'The Royal Albert Hall', 'Ronnie Scott's', 'Boisdale' and 'The Jazz Cafe'.
His unique-in-the-world tribute to Blues legend Memphis Slim has brought him plenty of work in the UK and at festivals abroad.
Since 2009 Eric's been also the European pianist of Mud Morganfield, the son of legendary Muddy Waters, with whom he's played at the most prestigious Blues and Jazz festivals In Europe, appearing even at 'Later with Jools Holland' on BBC national television.
As a songwriter he's recorded songs that are often included in his sets at gigs and which have landed Eric a publishing contract. His music has been performed on radio, including Paul Jones' renown BBC program.
Recently Eric was awarded by Jools Holland himself as 'Blues instrumentalist of the year' at Boisdale of Canary Wharf.