Brooklyn born and raised singer/songwriter Eric Stuart is a special blend of talent. He has successfully combined the world of music, voice acting and directing for many years. Besides starring in hit shows including Pokémon (Brock, James) and Yu-Gi-Oh! (Seto Kaiba), Eric has toured with such rock legends as Peter Frampton, Ringo Starr, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jethro Tull, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Dave Mason, Julian Cope, Dave Davies, John Entwistle, Steve Howe, The Alarm, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Jeffrey Gaines, and The English Beat.
In April 2015 The Eric Stuart Band released their 7th album on Widow’s Peak Records, an EP entitled, Character. This 5 song project includes the edgy rock/pop single One Last Dance and the stripped down acoustic song Tattered And Torn which is to be used on the soundtrack to the upcoming independent film Torn.
In June 2013 the Eric Stuart Band released their album, Lipstick and Barbed Wire. This was their sixth full-length release on the indie label Widow’s Peak Records and it features Grammy winning guitarist Peter Frampton.
In the summer of 1997, Eric’s classic rock and roll style was noticed by Ringo Starr who invited him to open the Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band tour, featuring Peter Frampton, Jack Bruce (Cream), Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) and Simon Kirke (Bad Company). That exposure served as a springboard for Eric to open for the Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Paul Rodgers tour that same summer. Since then, Eric Stuart has been touring on a regular basis including two U.S. tours with Peter Frampton. In 2000, Frampton produced Eric’s next album, Blue, Dressed In Black, along with John Regan and Harvey Jay Goldberg.
Now living in Nashville, Eric’s songwriting talents have given him the opportunity to begin co-writing with some of Nashville’s finest songwriters. The band’s great live show of all original, guitar-driven rock/pop has made the Eric Stuart Band a must-see in the area.
Other projects in Eric’s impressive career are Viva Piñata, Ultimate Muscle, Dinosaur King, Kirby, Slayers, Chaotic, Sonic X, TMNT, GoGoRiki, One Piece, F-Zero, Magical DoReMi, Fighting Foodons, Shaman King, Descendants Of Darkness, Labyrinth Of Flames, Valkyrie Profile, Tama And Friends, and voicing many national radio and TV commercials and audiobook narrations. Eric also stays busy attending anime conventions as a VIP guest.
Emmy Award winning songwriter, Trey Bruce, moved to Nashville just in time for the 1990’s country music boom. Trey was a rock drummer from Memphis so…..what could go wrong? He credits a copy of Springsteen’s “Tunnel Of Love” as the bridge he had to cross to make the trip, lyrically & spiritually. Luckily, Trey’s first demo got cut immediately by Shelby Lynn and was a top 15 hit so as a result he signed his first publishing deal with MCA Music. After 3 years at MCA, in 1993, Trey co-founded a small indie publishing company, Big Tractor Music, with record producer Scott Hendricks and there he received 13 ASCAP Awards, an Emmy Award, 5 #1 singles, multiple top 5 & 10 hits and an Academy Of Country Music Song of the Year nomination. During the Big Tractor years Trey developed a love for coffee and long nights in the studio so he became a record producer. Trey’s first and still favorite record to make was Chris LeDoux’s critically acclaimed “One Road Man” followed by 4 Trace Adkins albums and Rebecca Lynn Howard’s “Forgive”. Over one thousand songs later, Trey left Big Tractor in 2005 to start a publishing joint-venture with Chrysalis Music and became VP of A&R and Creative in the Nashville office. At Chrysalis Trey singed and developed new artists, such as GAC’s KingBilly, Warner Brothers artists Chris Janson and Charlie Worsham, American Idol’s Kree Harrison, wrote a ton of new songs and built a catalogue of roughly 800 songs in 5 years as well as cuts in the rock format and #1 singles in Australia and Canada. In 2010 Trey partnered with The Royalty Network in NY/LA and since that time has cuts in pop, rock & country formats as well as film and tv. In 2013 Trey stated his own music publishing and artist development company, 3rd Evolution Entertainment.
To make a complex story really simple…Trey loves writing and producing music. The paragraph above is a quick scan of over 25 years in the music business from Nashville to around the world and back! It would take a river of coffee and a mountain of guitars to really tell the story of this true troubadour prisoner!
Daniel Reifsnyder first got bit by the music bug when he began taking piano lessons at the age of three. By age six, he was singing and writing his own songs. Not content to rest his laurels, by the time he was a teenager he had well over six hundred songs to his name and was one of the youngest published songwriters in the world by age ten. In addition to receiving a Billboard World Song Contest honor, his songs have appeared in multiple compliation CDs and he has had a few recent indie cuts. Most notably, his song “Woman Up”, sung by American Idol alum Tori Martin stormed the Texas charts (#21), and received a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year. “Cold Front”, another recent cut of his, appeared on Nashville artist Alayna’s recent EP and reached #30 on the UK iTunes charts. According to reviewers, his lyrics have been called "catchy and substantive", and he writes songs that get "stuck in your head and won't leave you alone". Although Daniel's true passion is music, he has also had a successful acting career since age eight, appearing in commercials such as Day's Inn, Wendy's, General Mills Cereals, and more. He has also sung on thousands of jingles and recordings, including "My Christmas Tree" for Home Alone 2, and The Magic Schoolbus theme (w/Little Richard). In his spare time, Daniel conducts interviews and writes articles for Global Songwriters Connectionas well as his own blog: www.songsmithing.net
He lives in Nashville with his wife and their rescue pets.
Born in Newark, Delaware, Mike Whetzel is an audio engineer based in Hermitage, Tennessee, just a few miles east of Nashville. After attending John and Martina McBride's Blackbird Academy Professional School of Audio, he pursued a 6-month internship at the world-renowned Blackbird Studios in Nashville. Following the internship, he worked for Clair Brothers Audio Systems as a subcontractor for commercial audiovisual installation work.
From June 2015, to June, 2016, Mike toured with the multi-platinum rock band .38 Special as their full-time touring monitor engineer. In June, 2016, Mike accepted a job as the monitor engineer for the EDM violinist/internet sensation Lindsey Stirling's summer tour of the USA and Canada. He continues to tour regularly and help produce successful shows at venues all over the USA and also internationally.
Jeremy works with Dove award-winning and Grammy nominated producer, Joe Huffman, at The Rec Room. Having the opportunity to work under such expertise, Jeremy says, “Joe is incredible at everything he does, but he is exemplary as a friend, and has a true passion for what he does. He embodies greatness in the purest form, and I cherish that about him. I couldn’t have paid for the education he’s given me. I could only ever hope to repay him by paying it forward, because that’s what he’s done for me.”
Jeremy’s first love of songwriting was first rewarded in 2000, when Grammy nominated aritst, Barbara Fairchild, recorded a Gospel song Jeremy wrote shortly after High School, titled, “The Table Grace Prepared,” which Barbara included on her project, “Forever Friend.” In 2010, the song was re-released to radio, where it remained on the CGC Top 100 for eighteen months, topping out at #4 in October of 2010. Most recently, Jeremy had seven songs selected for a project called "Dirt Road," by South African artist, Jason Bradley. The project was named Country "Album of the Year" on March 12, 2015 in South Africa, and also included songs by heavy hitter, and fellow South African, Gary Hannan.
Jeremy is active in audio production. He also hosts Songwriter Stages for NashvilleEar.com and SongwriterFeatureSeries.com, as well as hosting various other stages and events in the Nashville area. Jeremy has collaborated with award-winning songwriters Stan Webb, Gerald Smith, John Pennell, Jon Robbin, Billy Dean and others, as well as many upcoming songwriters in Nashville, Jeremy continues to create around his passion for songwriting, which has also allowed him to be active in various projects, including songwriting for LifeWay Christian stores. He also received his first motion picture break from director, Christopher Forbes, in the January 2016 release of "The War Riders," starring Parker Stevenson, a movie which included his song "When We Fight."