Wednesday, 16 September 2009
In 2003 I strolled in to Mr Mister CD (R.I.P) and was stopped in my tracks by a sound that I had never heard before! That sound was 'Hold On' by Eric Roberson and I've been a follower and fan eversince.
To say Roberson aka 'Erro' is one of the best artists out today is an understatement! Having wrote songs for Carl Thomas, Musiq Soulchild and Dwele to name a few, Eric has been producing GOOD music since the mid nineties.
For the quality of music that he has put out over the years Eric Roberson should be a more well known artist on a commercial level, but the fact that he isn't is what I think makes him such a respected musician and entertainer! After the huge success of his last album 'Left' Eric returns with 'Music Fan First', a 17 track opus that keeps up his reputation of producing quality heartfelt soul/RnB music. Much like his past efforts, this is definitely one for the G.O.O.D. music connoisseurs.
My stand out tracks are-
'Dealing (ft. Lalah Hathaway)'
'A Tale Of Two (ft. Ben O'neill & Michelle Thompson)'
Although I said he does not have the commercial success I feel he deserves, (especially in the UK), make no mistake that Roberson does have a massive legion of loyal fans and that will only be enhanced by those who decide to pick up 'Music Fan First'.
There are very few artists who can write and perform music that touches your senses and makes you have to give your full attention for a songs entirety. With a market oversaturated with one hit wonders and gimmick dance songs, it's time real talent was rewarded.
Be sure to log on to www.EricRobersonMusic.com and get your copy of 'Music Fan First' and also his earlier albums. You can also keep up to date with his tours and UK dates and appearences. The album is now available from independent CD stores and iTunes.
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