Biography -

"Hear What You Feel; Play What You Hear"

So began the journey of a natural-born musician, playing anywhere at any time with anyone. He grew up steeped in the blues and rock and roll of the 70's and 80's. He absorbed the sounds of The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, B.B. King, and fellow Texan, Stevie Ray Vaughn. One night, ERIC was invited to perform onstage with the legendary Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. From that night forward, ERIC joined Gate's band and traveled all over the world for the next 12 years, until Gate's death in 2005. The journey with "Gate's" band led them to tour extensively as the opening act for Eric Clapton during his "From The Cradle" tour. ERIC has performed with many well-known and respected musicians:

  • Carlos Santana,
  • B.B. King,
  • George Duke,
  • Joe Sample,
  • David Sanborn,
  • Todd Rundgren,
  • Shamika Copeland,
  • Johnnie "Clyde" Copeland,
  • Johnnie "Be Good" Johnson (pianist with Chuck Berry),
  • Duke Robillard,
  • Buddy Guy,
  • Delbert McClinton,
  • The Allman Brothers,
  • Dr. John,
  • Kim Wilson,
  • and many others.


ERIC describes his style of music as, "high energy, funky blues with a mix of jazz" and combines a variety of influences while reminding everyone that, "The real thing comes from the heart and soul".

 

ERIC has performed at a multitude of venues, but here are some of his INTERNATIONAL favorites:

  • Royal Albert Hall-------------London ENGLAND
  • Carousel Delouvre-------------Paris FRANCE
  • Jazz Festival-----------------Nice FRANCE
  • Deutchland Halle--------------Berlin GERMANY
  • Flanders Expo-----------------Ghent BELGIUM
  • Bagnols Blues Festival--------Bagnols FRANCE
  • The Ahoy----------------------Rotterdam THE NETHERLANDS
  • The Forum---------------------Milan ITALY
  • Palaeur-----------------------Rome ITALY
  • San Remo Festival-------------San Remo ITALY
  • Palau San Jordi---------------Barcelona SPAIN
  • Galway Arts Festival----------Galway IRELAND
  • Club Taku Taku----------------Kyoto JAPAN
  • Club Quattro------------------Nagoya JAPAN
  • Club W'ohol-------------------Osaka JAPAN
  • North Sea Jazzfest------------Kongsburg NORWAY
  • Poro Jazzfest-----------------Pori FINLAND
  • Copenhagen Bluesfest----------Copenhagen DENMARK
  • Storsjoe Yran-----------------Ostersund SWEDEN
  • Puisto Blues------------------Jarvenpaa FINLAND
  • Shanghai Centre Theater-------Shanghai CHINA
  • Standard Banks Arts Festival--Capetown SOUTH AFRICA
  • Montreaux Jazz Festival-------Montreaux SWITZERLAND
  • Blue Balls Festival-----------Zurich SWITZERLAND
  • Luzern Blues Festival---------Luzern SWITZERLAND
  • Bern International Jazzfest---Bern SWITZERLAND

    And here are some of ERIC's NATIONAL Favorites:
  • Madison Square Garden---------New York NEW YORK
  • EMP/Experience Music Projet---Seattle WASHINGTON
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame----Cleveland OHIO
  • U.S. Air Arena----------------Lanover MARYLAND
  • The Spectrum------------------Philadelphia PENNSYLVANIA
  • United Center-----------------Chicago ILLINOIS
  • Buddy Guy's Legends-----------Chicago ILLINOIS
  • New Orleans Jazz Festival-----New Orleans LOUISIANA
  • The Barns at Wolftrap---------Vienna VIRGINIA
  • Reunion Arena-----------------Dallas TEXAS
  • The Omni----------------------Atlanta GEORGIA
  • Miami Arena-------------------Miami FLORIDA
  • Dinosaur Barbeque-------------Syracuse NEW YORK
  • Tramp's-----------------------New York NEW YORK
  • B.B. King's Blues Club--------New York NEW YORK
  • B.B. King's Blues Club--------Memphis TENNESSEE
  • B.B. King's Blues Club--------Universal City, CALIFORNIA
  • House of Blues----------------New Orleans LOUISIANA
  • House of Blues----------------West Hollywood CALIFORNIA
  • House of Blues----------------Cambridge MASSACHUSETTS
  • Robert Mondavi Winery---------Oakville CALIFORNIA
  • Beale Street Music Festival---Memphis TENNESSEE
  • Summertime Blues Cruise-------Boston MASSACHUSETTS
  • Count Basie Theater-----------Red Bank NEW JERSEY -----AND-----
  • S/S NORWAY BLUES CRUISE!!!!! RADIO and TELEVISION

APPEARANCES: British Broadcasting Company, National Public Radio, Austin City Limits, BET - "Jazz Central" with Lou Rawls, Bravo.

ALBUM RECORDING CREDITS:

CLARENCE "GATEMOUTH"BROWN:
The Man
Long Way Home
Gate Swings
Back to Bogalusa
American Music, Texas Style

MARK MAY:
Call on the Blues
Telephone Road
Dollmaker

DENISE FRANKE:
Comfort

JOHN ELLISON:
(Remember: Some Kind of Wonderful?)
Missing You

MORGAN BOULDIN:
Wide Open Spaces

ERIC TAYLOR:
Scuffletown

MIKE SUMLER:
Rain

SPECIAL RECORDINGS WITH OTHER ARTISTS:
Big Blues Extravaganza: The Best of Austin City Limits
Whole Lotta Blues: Songs of Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin: This Ain't No Tribute Series
Songs of Willie Dixon
Salute to the Chicago Blues Masters

DATES

Previous events

May10

bB King Blues Band Featuring Michael Lee

Railgarten, Memphis, Tennessee

Apr27

BB King Blues Band Featuring Michael Lee

Temple, Texas

Apr6

PRIVATE EVENT

PRIVATE EVENT

Mar29

BB King Blues Band Featuring Michael Lee

Jacksonville, Florida

Mar23

PRIVATE EVENT

PRIVATE EVENT

Mar22

EDB ERIC DEMMER BAND

Katies, 315 Grand Ave, Bacliff, TX 77518, Baycliff, Texas

Mar20

EDB ERIC DEMMER BAND

Sambuca Jazz Cafe, 909 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX

Mar17

EDB ERIC DEMMER BAND

Emmit's Place, 4852 Benning Drive, Houston, TX

$5

Mar16

PRIVATE EVENT

PRIVATE EVENT

Mar9

bB King Blues Band Featuring Michael Lee

Blue Water Resort and Casino, 11300 Resort Drive, Parker, Arizona

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