Music Bio

Eric Blog PicEric Gabriel is a multi-instrumentalist composer, performer and recording artist based out of San Diego, California with over 30 years of professional experience.

Born in Denver, CO and raised on Long Island, Eric graduated from the Musicians Institute of Hollywood in 1985, as well as studying music theory, jazz harmony, jazz vocal arrangement, electronic composition and performance at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California.

Eric did his first professional recording session at the age of 14, playing drums on the soundtrack of an untitled horror film that was never released. Undaunted, he persevered, going on to produce, record and perform with numerous songwriters and bands from Los Angeles to San Diego.

Artists that Eric Gabriel has worked with include Steve Lukather (Toto), Lige Curry (Parliament Funkadelic), Blackbyrd McKnight (Herbie Hancock, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Jose Serrano (Santana), Doug Lunn (Bruce Springsteen, Missing Persons) Stu Nevitt (Shadowfax), Harold Todd (Lenny Kravitz) Nick D’Virgilio (Tears for Fears, Genesis), Jimmy Keegan (Spock’s Beard, Santana) and many others. In 1993, Eric helped to compose music for the Grammy-nominated album, Esperanto, by world music artists Shadowfax.

As a composer, some of the clients that Eric has written music for in the corporate world include Roland Digital, Samsung, Sony, Fujitsu, The Cousteau Society, HKS Racing, Kaminari, Fluor-Daniels and countless others for commercials, corporate presentations, training and marketing videos.

Eric currently performs as the keyboardist with The Naked Funk Project (featuring Lige Curry, bassist for George Clinton and P-Funk), as well as the Hempstring Orchestra (folk-rock) and The New Fondells (jazz trio). He is also currently writing and arranging his first solo CD, due for release in Spring, 2016.

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