Eric was one of the founder members of Manchester Jazz and played for several years before leaving them to play with various other bands. He returned to the trombone chair in 2005. Eric played in the Ged Hone Ragtime Band with Mart in the 60s, and in the early days he played with Manchester’s legendary Southside Stompers on Saturday nights at the Black Lion pub in Salford.
Eric is a great blues singer and trombonist but is equally accomplished with traditional and swing numbers. He has accompanied many famous British and American top names, including Nat Gonella, George Chisholm, Big Bill Broonzy and Wild Bill Davison.