Eric and the Budget Crunch
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is Big Eric ?
Since 1980 Big Eric has been leading the Budget
Crunch Band and The Eric Walters Orchestra at private parties, corporate
events, concerts and nightclubs.
1997 the band were featured performers at the Mohegan Sun Casino
sharing the stage with Dr. John, Stephen Stills, Grover Washington
Jr, Jose Feliciano, and Delbert Mclinton.
Eric has performed on national and international radio and television
commercials. Some of the the clients that have used his blues based
guitar playing and singing; McDonalds, Coke, Pepsi Cola, Frito Lays,
Budweiser, Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix, Dannon Yougurt, Shasta soft
also has performed numerous gigs with the late Johnny Johnson. Johnny
was the legendary Chuck Berry’s original piano player. He
was a Grammy award nominee and a Rock and Roll hall of Fame member.
Johnny also was featured in the Rockumentary Hail Hail Rock and
Roll with Kieth Richards and Eric Clapton.
a sideman, Big Eric has worked with such artists as the Vivino Brothers
(from the Conan O'Brian Show on NBC), The New Chambers Brothers,
The Harvey Brooks Band, Lester Chambers Band, the Drifters, Lou
Christie and the Johnny Johnson Band.
Eric also is Bobby Brooks Hamilton http://www.bobbybrookshamilton.com
musical director a Las Vegas based singer who is the illegitimate
son of the legendary singer Jackie Wilson.
of 2002 Big Eric has been performing in many familiar east coast
spots already mentioned here as well as Las Vegas Nevada. With performances
at the Bellagio Hotel, The Venetian Hotel, The Monte Carlo Hotel,
The Sahara Hotel, The Hyatt Regency at Lake Las Vegas, The Imperial
Palace Hotel just to name a few.
of January 1 2003 Big Eric joined the cast as the lead guitar player
of the Drifters Coasters Platters show at the Sahara Hotel and Casino
in Las Vegas Nevada.
Eric is proud to endorse Heritage guitars. Made in Kalamazoo Michigan
these guitars are handmade by talented luthiers. He also uses Matchless
and Marshall amplifiers.
The Budget Crunch
musicians that comprise the Budget Crunch are some of the most talented
and in-demand performers, arrangers and composers on the New York/Las
Vegas scene today. When you hire Big Eric and the Budget Crunch,
you have chosen one of the most polished professional groups available
in todays marketplace. From an elegant black tie affair to a corporate
event, you can count on Big Eric & the Budget Crunch to make
the musical difference!
Club and Concert Appearances...
of Blues, Boston
Lupos Heartbreak Hotel, RI
The Muse, Nantucket MA
The Iron Horse, MA
Palace Theater, MA
China Club, NYC
Le Bar Bat, NYC
Lone Star Cafe, NYC
Tavern on The Green, NYC
The Rainbow Room, NYC
South St. Seaport, NYC
Manny's Car Wash, NYC
Dan Lynch Blues Bar, NYC
The Water Club, NYC
The Harvard Club, NYC
Playland Casino Rye, NY
Mohegan Sun Casino, CT
Rich Forum, CT
Waveny Estate, CT
The Metropolitan Club, NYC
Tne Marriott Marquis, NYC
The Belle Haven Club, CT
Le Chateau, NY
Point Of Woods, Fire Island, NY
Cobbs Mill Inn, CT
The University Club, NYC
The St.Moritz, NYC
World Yacht , NYC
New York Hilton Hotel, NYC
The Sheraton Hotel, NYC
The Melody Club, NYC
Govenor Bradfords, Provincetown MA
30 Acres, Nantucket MA
The Rocking Horse, CT
Gurneys Inn, Montaulk NY
Rodeo Bar, NYC
Louisana Bar and Grill, NYC
Rock and Roll Cafe, NYC
The Crazy Horse Cafe, NY
Stockholm Jazz and Blues Festival, Sweden