"Eric began cutting his chops on stage with his two college Jam Band outfits, ’Jesta’ and ’Boogie Tank’; both out of Marquette, MI. 10+ years of local and regional gigs, tons of house parties, as well as several years of a weekly Marquette residency rightfully earned him a reputation as a keyboardist with both heart and ample prowess on stage.
In 2008 Eric took a chance and followed his dreams West with his band all the way to Portland, OR. Playing a few gigs within days of arriving, Jesta’ quickly became a staple in the SE music scene. Over the following years they played such venues as The Hawthorne Theater, Goodfoot Lounge, The Tonic, the legendary Hornings Hideout as well completing a few small Northwest tours. Eventually the time came for Eric to step away from the stage."