Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Eric Stanley “Violinist”

Eric Stanley was born on April 19, 1991 in Chesapeake, Virginia. Eric grew up in a house full of musicians. Eric’s mother played the piano, his sister and brother sang. Eric’s older brother played the viola. When he was in middle school he took the violin as an elective. While in high school he received professional training and joined the Richmond Youth Symphony Orchestra. Eric started playing along with recorded songs, in the beginning of 2010. Eric’s first YouTube video post was a violin cover of “Say Ahh” by Trey Songz. Eric got 100,000 views in a day. This motivated him to continue to post other covers. Eric’s most popular ones are B.o.B's “Airplanes,” Eminem “Love The Way You Lie” and Eminem “Lighters ft. Bruno Mars & Royce Da 5'9”. Some other artist Eric has covered are Lady Gaga, Wiz Khalifa, Drake, The Wanted, OneRepublic, Usher's and lil Wayne. Eric does not limit his self to specific style of music. Some of Eric’s musical influences are Jean-Luc Ponty and Japhia Life. Eric wants to change the way the world perceives the violin, in mainstream music. Eric is currently studying Music Performance in Classical Violin at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and is learning to play the guitar. He already knows how to play the piano. Eric Stanley has broken all stereo types that only white people can play great violin. I like this young 21 year old brother, he can play the violin. Eric is an incredible musician. Look out for Eric Stanley. He is going to be one of those musicians, which everyone is going to want on their album. Eric will be performing at the Richmond Jazz festival on Aug 11th. Eric can also be heard Aug 13th as he plays the National anthem for the Cleveland Browns. Streetwise Radio is going to feature some of Eric’s covers. You can also listen to Streetwise Radio on iTunes, live365, MyGen365 and Athena365.


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