The performing alter ego of soul man ERIC HARRIS. Eric works out of New Jersey and his recorded legacy consists of a series of themed EPs which evoke the spirit of the classic soul of artists like Luther Vandross, Bill Withers and Barry White.
In 2008 E.R.I.C. released his first EP entitled “Drama” under Extra Rich In Class Publishing which is an affiliate of SESAC. E.R.I.C. wrote all the lyrics and music on the Drama EP. It was well received especially in the U.K. where it was noticed by Phil Driver of Soul Unsigned Records. E.R.I.C. was signed with the U.K. group and the song “Queen” from the EP was incorporated on their compilation called Contemporary Soul Songs Book II. E.R.I.C.2011 EP entitled “Groove” had two singles, the title track Groove and Betcha Didn’t Know, were release in the U.K. and very well received.
Betcha Didn’t Know is now featured on Soul Unsigned Records’ The 2011 Summer Soul Session and receiving great reviews. E.R.I.C. will release his third Ep Backstage April 2013.
So Eric fans (and indeed lovers of quality indie soul) will be delighted to know that in 2017 our man’s got a new EP out. The five tracker is called ‘The Nightlife’ and Eric calls it “a set of diverse Friday night testimonies of the human condition from individuals around the world”.
Presently E.R.I.C. (Extra Rich In Class), showcases his live performances weekly at PAR 440 in Short Hills NJ and worldwide via the internet at extrarichinclass.com