Bio

The Eric Tyus sound is heavily rooted in the Smooth Jazz idiom with elements from R&B, Funk, and Gospel.  A native of Spartanburg, SC, Eric has been a professional guitarist and flutist for over 20 years.  A performer, mentor, and educator, Eric's career is supported by his lovely family and friends.

Eric's passion for performing is a result of a lifetime of musical influences.  From watching his mother play the piano at church on Sunday mornings, to listening to Classical Jazz with his father on the weekends, Eric was always surrounded by different forms of music.  Growing up in a home filled with music, it wasn't long before Eric picked up his first guitar and began developing his own sound. 

After realizing that music was his calling, Eric obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree in Music from South Carolina State University.  While obtaining his degree, he played the flute in the world renown Marching 101 Band and guitar on the all progressive and popular SCSU Bull Dawgs Jazz Band.  He also became a member of the one and only prestigious OMEGA PSI PHI Fraternity, Inc. and the KAPPA KAPPA PSI National Honarary Band Fraternity.  Over the years, Eric has performed with warm up bands and personally with a number of high profile musicians.  

Eric's sound is one that marvels and surprises those who experience his music. His performances are both outstanding and astonishing, and will undoubtedly keep you out of your seat and on your feet dancing.  His latest track "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" is available on Itunes, CD Baby, and here on his website for your convenience! His first single "Stop On By" recorded with JereB and Soundoctrine is also available on Itunes as well.

 

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