|Eric Corton Trio, The Steamin' Rock & Roll Experience|
Rock & Roll in its broadest sence. In their own creative style, the Eric Corton Trio revives the repertoire of rock 'n' roll icons like Stray Cats, Eddie Cochran, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. Solid, renewing and yet authenticly old fashioned, with an occasional sidestep to the modern era of rockabilly. Songs arranged for several voices, hot guitars and a pounding rhythm are the band's secret weapons. Although they are blowing fresh winds into traditional music, roots music will always be the cradle of their growing repertoire. With the traditional line-up of upright bass, guitar, drums and vocals, the trio is producing a staggering greasy sound with conviction.
Although the Eric Corton Trio hasn't been around for a long time yet, they are already quite well known in Holland. They have presented themselves on satellite television in "Friends of Amstel Live" (RTL4) and they performed at the Dutch rocktemple "Paradiso" (Amsterdam) with the likes of Skik, Sarah en Tröckener Kecks. This show was also broadcasted live on television (RTL5). They can rely on an ever increasing crowd of fans and they have already done a tour in Egypt. The last couple of months they were the support act for the entire Kane (SGYMI) tour, meaning they had the opportunity to perform in twenty of the largest concert halls in Holland, recorded by MTV. Currently the band is planning a tour in the Caribbean (Bonaire and Curacao).
Eric Corton - Guitar and Lead Vocals
Frans Hellemans - Double Bass and Vocals
Mike - Road Manager
The Eric Corton Trio have their own website, offered to them by one of their biggest fans "webgirl". Although parts of their site are still under construction, it looks pretty neat and it is well worth a visit.
A demo CD titled "Pure & Simple", recorded at SJU Utrecht in June 2001, is now available from the band. The mini CD contains 5 tracks (3 of which are selfpenned originals):
That Thing You Do (The Wonders - A. Schlesinger)
Information and bookings:
Phone: +31 (0)30 23 11 166
Information provided by Frans Hellemans