Eric would like to thank CDBaby for helping him to sell CDs to more than 15 states and more than 10 countries around the world all by word of mouth and without a record label.
Eric Milano's self-titled debut, released independently in 2004, marks his first solo effort. Formerly the lead singer of Ten Degree Lean, (New York City based pop-soul-blues rockers), the band called it quits when bandmate Chris Pickford was killed while saving lives as a fireman during the World Trade Center tragedy.
Inspired by the memory of his charismatic and talented friend (always called "Super Chris" by his chums), Eric decided to go it alone in the studio. Taking on the vast majority of the performance, recording, mixing and songwriting, Eric became his own back up band and rocked his songs to life during the hot nights of the New York City summer.
Comparisons to The Wallflowers, Ben Harper, John Mayer, Counting Crows, Matchbox 20 and Ryan Adams have all been thrown his way, but none truly describe his style. The record is a diverse collection of songs, no two sounding similar, yet all unmistakably branded with Eric's own sound; A sound that includes potent, emotive vocals, lyrics that flow from the soul, and music that'll grab your ear and hold on tight.
Eric's music is now also available "a la carte" ($0.99 per song) at the iTunes Music store.
Staff reviews at reknown A&R company that has discovered #1 hits and mediated deals for hundreds of artists.
"...Most compelling, passionate and inspiring vocal performance I've heard from an unsigned artist this year. Great work..."
"...What impresses me most about this recording is your passionate sounding vocal approach. I have the feeling you could sing the phonebook and make it sound soulful..."
"...His style is very appropriate to what this listing is asking for. Eric and his songs have commercial potential on the lines of John Mayer, Ben Harper, The Wallflowers etc..."
"...I really like this haunting piece--I like its simplicity and honesty. feels like it should be in a movie..." [referring to 'Make It Right']
"...Dear Eric, You've got solid songs with a beautiful rich voice. 'Make it Right' really brings out the aching quality in your vocal and is a lovely song, with a beautiful verse melody and great instrumental arrangements..."
"...While it isn't designed to pay off in a commercial sense, 'Anna' conveys a distinct artistic identity, and I think it points you in a viable direction..."
"...Hey Eric- I love the Lovett/Isacc vibe on this stuff- you really have found your sound. The arrangements are simple and easy to listen to. Vocals are strong throughout..."
"...Dear Eric, Your songs have a solid appeal with sophisticated melody lines and structures. 'Make It Right' is really a moving song both in melody and the simplicity of the production. 'Alone No More' has a great pop feel..."
Eric and his band had the #1 song out of 11,000 songs in the rock category on garageband.com in March of 2003.
Comments by various web surfers...
If only more of this were on the radio, things would be better
This track has both great originality and mood. The vocals were superior, and I am a very, very tough critic. Yet I have no criticism. Well done, gentlemen.
Spanish Fork, Utah
Better than Kravitz...mo blues!
You're better than Lenny Kravitz. You play the blues for real. I dig it.
New York, NY
Got a lot of potential. What the hell are you doing here? Might want to shorten your song though. Radio won't play anything over 3 and a half minutes usually.
Why doesn't this band have a contract?
Great job all around guys.
San Ramon, California
Producers, Where are you! Get this one sign up up.
Sign them up to. They need a recording contract. This band rocks for sure. Listened to it 6 times tonight
Santa Cruz, California
INXS Playz da Blooz!
sounz like da las train 2 jawjah at firs... den it soun like d white boy dat kill hizsef a whackin' dat puppy! iz aight!!
Check out the artist's website:
1. Alone No More
2. We Deserve Each Other
4. Make It Right
6. Why You Gonna?
7. Got Some Holes
8. Feel On My Way
9. Bad Luck Woman
10. Right Is You
12. Tuesday Came