Soul-ternative rock power duo, ERIN & THE PROJECT, have been touring the United States non-stop. Originally hailing from northern California, the couple sold and/or stored their belongings, purchased an old conversion van, and set out on a wild adventure as full time musicians and “van lifers”! Fast forward 4 years, and they are still movin’ and shakin’ audiences every week all across the country.
E&P’s sound is eclectic and raw, yet smooth and sultry, with passionate delivery of powerhouse vocals akin to Joss Stone or P!NK, and musical influences ranging from Peter Gabriel to Kanye West.
It all began with a chance encounter at a concert in San Francisco. Erin had just come home from college. Paul “The Project”...well, let’s just say he had just been through hell and back. They met, fell in love, started writing songs, got married, then quit their day jobs to focus solely on music.
Erin’s musical background started out at a young age in community theatre, and lasted through her college years. Later on, she branched out into studying Indian classical music and vocals with the great Maestro Ali Akbar Khan at The Ali Akbar College of Music in Marin County, CA. In addition, she spent some time singing with the Oakland Bay Area Community Chorus, led by Bill “The Jazz Professor” Bell.
Paul is an alumni student of the renowned drum instructor, Chuck Brown. He has managed and owned multiple recording studios, and is an accomplished producer and engineer.
For their EP release, “A Little Love”, in February 2014, ERIN & THE PROJECT worked with producer and Grammy Award winning engineer, Oz Fritz, at Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Petaluma, CA. Their song, “Promises”, was mixed by multi-Grammy winner, Tchad Blake.
“I was as honored that they chose me to work with as they were to work with me.”
- Oz Fritz (Producer / Grammy Award winning engineer)