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Eric James Contreras

Musician

Location:

United States of America

Speciality:

Band, Beat Box, Drum Circle, Gypsy, Improviser, Party Band, Percussionist, Producer, Rock Band, Songwriter

Genres:

20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, African, Afro Beats, Blues, Covers, Experimental, Folk, Funk, Fusion, Groove, Gypsy, Hard Rock, Hippy, Indie, Instrumental, Jam, Jazz, Latin, Middle Eastern, Motown, Multi Genre, Oldies, Original, Party , Positive Vibes, Psychadelic , Punk, R&B, Reggae, Rhythmic, Rock, Rock and Roll, Soul, Soulful, Swing, Top 40, Tribal, Urban, Vintage, World Music

Events:

Corporate Event, Wedding, Bachelor Party, Hotels & Restaurants, Clubs & Pubs, Public Event, Exhibition, Festival, Private Party

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Biography

Drumming experience - 16 years
Drum instructor (freelance) - 4 years

For 3 years I had the pleasure of taking lessons from Kofi Baker son of legendary drummer Ginger Baker. We we focused on the importance of "Four Limb drumming" by using our hands as equally as our feet. As well as the importance of rudiments, site reading and music theory. I owe everything I have learned and have taught to Kofi Baker.

I can play any style and I know 400+ cover songs. I’m available anytime for sessions, touring, sit in’s. Hit me up for any type of gig!

Recording experience
Cab 20 - Dirty Smiles 2010 (self release)
Cab 20 - Cactus EP 2012 (Mock records) Produced by Krish Sharma
Cab 20 - Holy Denim/Faded Vibrations 2013 (Mock records) Produced by Krish Sharma
Inger Lorre & The Chiefs of Infinity - Snowflake 7' single for record store day 2014 (Cargo records)
Plant Tribe - Late Noon 2015 (Spacechant records)
Triple Dog Dare - Livin' Free 2015 (Self release)
Inger Lorre - Live at the Viper Room 2017 (Cargo/ Sweet Nothing Records)

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