Eric Gales

Wed Nov 13 2019

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

Iridium

1650 Broadway New York, NY 10019

$27.50

All Ages

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    “One of the best, if not the best guitar player in the world” Joe Bonamassa

    “He is absolutely incredible” Carlos Santana

    “How Eric Gales isn’t the hugest name in rock guitar is a total mystery” Dave Navarro

    “This guy could be the best player on Earth” Mark Tremonti

    Growing up in a religious household, his brothers Eugene and Manuel used to blast out Jimi Hendrix, Cream,
    Muddy Waters, Blue Cheer, Albert King, John Lee Hooker, King’s X and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Whilst their
    mother was at church and little Eric was aged just 4 , he was soaking it all up and this is where he had his
    incredible grounding of blues, hard rock and psychedelia. Naturally right handed, Eric learned his distinctive
    left handed upside down playing from his older brothers Eugene, his ‘mentor’ and Little Jimmy King, who was
    later adopted as Albert King’s godson.
    His talents caught the eye of Elektra Records, who released his debut album The Eric Gales Band in 1991 when
    he was only 16 years old. The band was made up of Eric, his older brother Eugene and drummer Huwbert
    Crawford. Picture of a Thousand Faces followed in 1993, then Manuel Gales (aka Little Jimmy King) joined his
    two brothers for 1995s Left Hand Band as The Gales Brothers. Over the next few years he worked on varioud
    projects including performing as Lil E with Hip Hop collectives Prophet Posse and Triple 6 Mafia.
    In 2001 he returned and released his first album on MCA records ‘That’s What I Am’ before moving to Mike
    Varney’s legendary shredder label, Shrapnel Records for ‘Crystal Vision’ (2006) and ‘The Psychedelic
    Underground’ (2007). Four album on Blues Bureau Internation followed; ‘The Story of My Life’ (2008), ‘Layin’
    Down The Blues’ (2009), ‘Relentless’ (2010) and ‘Transformation’ (2010).
    In 2009 he spent in jail serving at the Shelby County Correction Center in 2009 for possession of drugs and a
    weapon. Talking about this he says; “While I was in there all the officers and guards were like, ‘bro you know
    this isn’t where you’re supposed to be. When you get out of here, go take the world by the horns and ride it all
    the way out.’ It took a couple of years after but, I’m here.” Whilst he was incarcerated he was able to play
    shows, for the Mayor, the city and festivals, his own version of Johnny Cash Walk the Line.
    The all instrumental ‘Ghost Notes’ (Tone Center Records) came in 2013 along with ‘Pinnick Gales Pridgen’
    (Magna Carta). The latter was a collaboration with dUg Pinnick (Kings X) and Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta,
    Suicidal Tendencies) and the sequal come in 2014 with another fusion of psychedelic blues, hard rock and
    progressive soul/R&B. He then released ‘Good for Sumthin’ in 2014 (Cleopatra Records)in addition to live
    album ‘A Night on the Sunset Strip’ (2016).

    Eric Gales
    The Bookends
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    For further information and/or interview requests, please contact Dennis Wechgelaar at Mascot Label Group:
    Tel +31-10-5120384 dennis@mascotlabelgroup.com
    As a renowned guitarist he has performed with: Carlos Santana at Woodstock in 1994 and in July 2016, Zakk
    Wylde who also appeared on 2014s Good For Sumthin’ and Eric Johnson who also appeared on the same
    album. He also toured as part of the Experience Hendrix tour with legend after legend including Bootsy Collins
    & Robert Randolph and has also collaborated with Lauryn Hill many times.
    During the Experience Hendrix tour he had the opportunity to hold his own against some of the greatest
    guitarists in the world. “The tours were a great experience, but what ultimately what that done for me is to
    help me make me get myself together. So, I can go out and pack out those venues myself, that other guitarists
    on that tour were packing out.”
    “I try to push myself as hard as I can, especially live, it’s like an extreme work out for me, it’s like something
    else takes over. When I hit the stage, some other person is on that stage for some reason, I’m there physically
    as a witness, but mentally it’s another person.”
    In 2017 Provogue/Mascot Label Group released ‘Middle of the Road’ which he describes as his “rebirth”
    following issues with drink and drugs and had collaborations with Gary Clark Jr., young guitarist Christone
    ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, Eugene Gales and Lauryn Hill.
    “It’s about being fully focussed and centred in the middle of the road. If you’re on the wrong side and in the
    gravel you’re not too good and if you’re on the median strip that’s not too good either, so being in the middle
    of the road is the best place to be.”
    ‘Middle of the Road’, was released in February 2017 and reached #1 on the iTunes Blues chart and #4 on the
    Billboard Blues chart. In the UK it made Classic Rock Magazine and Total Guitar albums of the year with the
    latter saying it was “the album that should define his career.” Classic Rock said “the notes drip from Gales’
    fretboard like warm honey”, The Guitar Magazine exclaimed it’s the “the injection of danger and
    unpredictability that the blues-rock scene desperately needs”, Blues Matters professed “truly the man is
    blessed”, whilst Powerplay said “the more you listen to it the more the brilliance of Eric Gales becomes
    apparent.”
    Since then he has toured almost non-stop; playing shows with Gary Clark Jr., Beth Hart, Gov’t Mule and called
    through Australia, Argentina, Chile, US and Europe - including the Rockin’ The Blues run with Gary Hoey, Quinn
    Sullivan and Lance Lopez. He played his first ever headline tour in the UK and Ireland to sold out crowds, took a
    starring role as part of Supersonic Blues Machine at the UKs Ramblin’ Man Fair and also found time to play a
    one off reunion show as The Eric Gales Band. This is not to mention his collaborations with funk royalty Bootsy
    Collins (‘World Wide Funk’), The Apocalypse Blues Revue (Shannon Larkin/Tony Rombola of Godsmack) and
    Supersonic Blues Machine (‘Californisoul’).
    It’s no wonder why he is the guitarists’ favourite guitarist, counting fans in the likes of Tony Rombola
    (Godsmack), Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders), Joe Bonamassa and Carlos Santana. Dave Navarro (Jane’s
    Addiction) said “how Eric Gales isn’t the hugest name in rock guitar is a total mystery” and Mark Tremonti
    (Alter Bridge) also claimed “this guy could be the best player on Earth.”
    Gales proudly tells his story every night before every show, now over two years sober he is creating some of
    the most breath-taking music he has ever made. Talking about his approach to song writing in this time he
    reflects. “I guess the songs would answer the question more or less, I definitely don’t have anything clouding
    my view and it’s definitely a much more pure place its coming from.”
    In December 2018, he annouced that he will be releasing his new studio album ‘The Bookends’
    (Provogue/Mascot Label Group) on 8th February 2019. The album was recorded with Matt Wallace (Maroon 5,
    Faith No More, The Replacements) and features collaborations with Beth Hart, Doyle Bramhall II and B. Slade.

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Eric Gales

Wed Nov 13 2019 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

Iridium New York NY
Eric Gales

$27.50 All Ages

Eric Gales

Eric Gales

Jazz

“One of the best, if not the best guitar player in the world” Joe Bonamassa

“He is absolutely incredible” Carlos Santana

“How Eric Gales isn’t the hugest name in rock guitar is a total mystery” Dave Navarro

“This guy could be the best player on Earth” Mark Tremonti

Growing up in a religious household, his brothers Eugene and Manuel used to blast out Jimi Hendrix, Cream,
Muddy Waters, Blue Cheer, Albert King, John Lee Hooker, King’s X and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Whilst their
mother was at church and little Eric was aged just 4 , he was soaking it all up and this is where he had his
incredible grounding of blues, hard rock and psychedelia. Naturally right handed, Eric learned his distinctive
left handed upside down playing from his older brothers Eugene, his ‘mentor’ and Little Jimmy King, who was
later adopted as Albert King’s godson.
His talents caught the eye of Elektra Records, who released his debut album The Eric Gales Band in 1991 when
he was only 16 years old. The band was made up of Eric, his older brother Eugene and drummer Huwbert
Crawford. Picture of a Thousand Faces followed in 1993, then Manuel Gales (aka Little Jimmy King) joined his
two brothers for 1995s Left Hand Band as The Gales Brothers. Over the next few years he worked on varioud
projects including performing as Lil E with Hip Hop collectives Prophet Posse and Triple 6 Mafia.
In 2001 he returned and released his first album on MCA records ‘That’s What I Am’ before moving to Mike
Varney’s legendary shredder label, Shrapnel Records for ‘Crystal Vision’ (2006) and ‘The Psychedelic
Underground’ (2007). Four album on Blues Bureau Internation followed; ‘The Story of My Life’ (2008), ‘Layin’
Down The Blues’ (2009), ‘Relentless’ (2010) and ‘Transformation’ (2010).
In 2009 he spent in jail serving at the Shelby County Correction Center in 2009 for possession of drugs and a
weapon. Talking about this he says; “While I was in there all the officers and guards were like, ‘bro you know
this isn’t where you’re supposed to be. When you get out of here, go take the world by the horns and ride it all
the way out.’ It took a couple of years after but, I’m here.” Whilst he was incarcerated he was able to play
shows, for the Mayor, the city and festivals, his own version of Johnny Cash Walk the Line.
The all instrumental ‘Ghost Notes’ (Tone Center Records) came in 2013 along with ‘Pinnick Gales Pridgen’
(Magna Carta). The latter was a collaboration with dUg Pinnick (Kings X) and Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta,
Suicidal Tendencies) and the sequal come in 2014 with another fusion of psychedelic blues, hard rock and
progressive soul/R&B. He then released ‘Good for Sumthin’ in 2014 (Cleopatra Records)in addition to live
album ‘A Night on the Sunset Strip’ (2016).

Eric Gales
The Bookends
PRD75772

For further information and/or interview requests, please contact Dennis Wechgelaar at Mascot Label Group:
Tel +31-10-5120384 dennis@mascotlabelgroup.com
As a renowned guitarist he has performed with: Carlos Santana at Woodstock in 1994 and in July 2016, Zakk
Wylde who also appeared on 2014s Good For Sumthin’ and Eric Johnson who also appeared on the same
album. He also toured as part of the Experience Hendrix tour with legend after legend including Bootsy Collins
& Robert Randolph and has also collaborated with Lauryn Hill many times.
During the Experience Hendrix tour he had the opportunity to hold his own against some of the greatest
guitarists in the world. “The tours were a great experience, but what ultimately what that done for me is to
help me make me get myself together. So, I can go out and pack out those venues myself, that other guitarists
on that tour were packing out.”
“I try to push myself as hard as I can, especially live, it’s like an extreme work out for me, it’s like something
else takes over. When I hit the stage, some other person is on that stage for some reason, I’m there physically
as a witness, but mentally it’s another person.”
In 2017 Provogue/Mascot Label Group released ‘Middle of the Road’ which he describes as his “rebirth”
following issues with drink and drugs and had collaborations with Gary Clark Jr., young guitarist Christone
‘Kingfish’ Ingram, Eugene Gales and Lauryn Hill.
“It’s about being fully focussed and centred in the middle of the road. If you’re on the wrong side and in the
gravel you’re not too good and if you’re on the median strip that’s not too good either, so being in the middle
of the road is the best place to be.”
‘Middle of the Road’, was released in February 2017 and reached #1 on the iTunes Blues chart and #4 on the
Billboard Blues chart. In the UK it made Classic Rock Magazine and Total Guitar albums of the year with the
latter saying it was “the album that should define his career.” Classic Rock said “the notes drip from Gales’
fretboard like warm honey”, The Guitar Magazine exclaimed it’s the “the injection of danger and
unpredictability that the blues-rock scene desperately needs”, Blues Matters professed “truly the man is
blessed”, whilst Powerplay said “the more you listen to it the more the brilliance of Eric Gales becomes
apparent.”
Since then he has toured almost non-stop; playing shows with Gary Clark Jr., Beth Hart, Gov’t Mule and called
through Australia, Argentina, Chile, US and Europe - including the Rockin’ The Blues run with Gary Hoey, Quinn
Sullivan and Lance Lopez. He played his first ever headline tour in the UK and Ireland to sold out crowds, took a
starring role as part of Supersonic Blues Machine at the UKs Ramblin’ Man Fair and also found time to play a
one off reunion show as The Eric Gales Band. This is not to mention his collaborations with funk royalty Bootsy
Collins (‘World Wide Funk’), The Apocalypse Blues Revue (Shannon Larkin/Tony Rombola of Godsmack) and
Supersonic Blues Machine (‘Californisoul’).
It’s no wonder why he is the guitarists’ favourite guitarist, counting fans in the likes of Tony Rombola
(Godsmack), Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders), Joe Bonamassa and Carlos Santana. Dave Navarro (Jane’s
Addiction) said “how Eric Gales isn’t the hugest name in rock guitar is a total mystery” and Mark Tremonti
(Alter Bridge) also claimed “this guy could be the best player on Earth.”
Gales proudly tells his story every night before every show, now over two years sober he is creating some of
the most breath-taking music he has ever made. Talking about his approach to song writing in this time he
reflects. “I guess the songs would answer the question more or less, I definitely don’t have anything clouding
my view and it’s definitely a much more pure place its coming from.”
In December 2018, he annouced that he will be releasing his new studio album ‘The Bookends’
(Provogue/Mascot Label Group) on 8th February 2019. The album was recorded with Matt Wallace (Maroon 5,
Faith No More, The Replacements) and features collaborations with Beth Hart, Doyle Bramhall II and B. Slade.

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