Featuring the dyadic cyclone that is Lindsay Erin (vocals/keys), and Paul Ezekiel (drums/percussion), Erin & The Project creates a hypnotic indie/soul-ternative sound, fulfilling a genre all its own, with their sound being described as refreshing, inspiring, and soulful by listeners worldwide. They compile lyrics that dive into positive consciousness and mysticism, while integrating soulful vocals, melodic piano, and strong rhythms throughout.
After great success with the release of their debut, self-titled album, they caught the attention of world renowned engineer/mixer, Oz Fritz (Grammy Award winner: Tom Waits “Mule Variations”), who produced their most recent album release, "Birthday".
Over the past two years, this couple has performed around the US at a multitude of clubs, restaurants, cafes, wineries, and private events with great success and consistent growth in exposure as well as their own music and performance development.
Erin has performed duets with Mickey Thomas of Jefferson Starship, and won best new pop/rock artist for USA4real.com's best pop/rock new artist in 2009 before placing in the top 5 in the January 2010 SingerUniverse competition, as well as receiving honorable mention for a demo recording of their song, "My Lover" (to be featured on their next album release), in the Song of the Year competition.
Be sure to catch them next time they are in your town!
Lindsay Erin - Keyboard and vocals
Paul Ezekiel - Drums
Debut, Self-Titled album available on iTunes.
New album , "Birthday", also available on iTunes.
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TMT) How did you get your start in music? Did you grow up in a musical family? Lindsay) My parent...TMT) How did you get your start in music? Did you grow up in a musical family?
Lindsay) My parents tell me that I started singing before I could talk...I grew up in a loud family (take that as you will) so that's where my impressive vocal volume comes from, lol...
My mother used to sing in a folk band.
And her grandmother (my great-grandmother) was an opera singer.
I was always drawn to music. And grew up doing a lot of musical theatre.
With Paul it was very much the same way...with drumming.
TMT) So they encouraged you?
Your mom and grandmother...
Lindsay) Absolutely! I had never met my great-grandma, though.
Both my parents were very supportive.
And I believe they still are to this day. :)
TMT) Thats always nice. Especially with your recent success as a musician.
Lindsay) Ahhh...true success is longevity. I've got a long way to go.
TMT) A beautiful way of looking at it. Working with your husband Paul, does that bring a certain amount of intensity to the writing process?
Lindsay) It certainly has that potential if we aren't staying truthful about opinions or power struggles, which are totally natural, but will manifest into ugliness if not resolved. Over the years we've worked through a lot...I suppose that songwriting is an emotional process in and of itself, and working with someone close to you becomes an exercise in learning about yourself more than anything. Keeping an open mind and remembering that in working with others, even when it's just two people, there still has to be a team mentality.
TMT) So not only does the music ending up being stronger but the marriage as well.
Lindsay) Nailed it!! :)
TMT) How has the business side of music treated you?
Lindsay) We're still learning about it...myself more than Paul. He had already experienced aspects while with his old band in LA, but that's a whole other story, lol. At this point we're really taking it all on ourselves. Booking, promotion, recording, etc. It's all us right now and has been from the beginning. I have a non-exclusive contract at the moment with Gigatone Entertainment in Sacramento and will be releasing a demo of covers with the label in the near future, as well as singing on a track for the labels upcoming Mickey Thomas (Starship frontman) solo album.
We're just stayin' alive at this point when it comes to the business side of things.
TMT) Wearing all those hats(booking, promotion, etc) How did you find the time to land a spot on Mickey Thomas' solo album?
Lindsay) Last year I won an online talent search that Gigatone had done through sonicbids. That's how I got the demo contract and then found out about the Mickey Thomas fantasy camp reality show they were putting on...and the rest is history. The footage from the camp should be out on facebook soon I hope. Haven't seen any of it yet, but I'm excited to check it out. It was a really fun experience and I met so many great people!
TMT) Gotta love when a talent search actually finds talent!
Any word on the actual release date for the Mickey Thomas album?
Lindsay) Haven't heard word on that yet.
I know the recording is finished.
TMT) Where was it recorded?
Lindsay) At The Track Shack recording studios in Sacramento.
Really cool place...
TMT) Jeff Tamelier's place! That's a great studio!
Lindsay) Yep! Jeff's awesome!
TMT) I know you've been playing a lot of shows lately. Any favorite venues?
Lindsay) Our favorite gig is the first Saturday of every month at Basement Wines in our current hometown of Colfax. It's a very welcoming atmosphere (like "Cheers" where everybody knows your name). And it's always nice to live right up the street from where you're playing. Otherwise, we're starting to book a lot of outdoor venues for the summertime, and our upcoming show this Friday at Bar of America will be a blast!!
TMT) Basement Wines sounds like a great place!
Lindsay) It is an awesome place!
TMT) We all look forward to seeing you perform this summer. Thanks for taking the time to chat! Have a great day!!
Lindsay) Thank you!!!
Interviews can be fun, I'm finding out. :)
For a 45 minute to 1 hour set:
"View from the Top" -original
"Down by the Brook"-original
"Secret World" -PeterGabriel cover
"Are You Ok"-original
"Psycho Killer" -Talking Heads cover
"The Way You Make Me Feel" -Michael Jackson cover
"Good God"-Anouk cover
"Coming Over" -original
We have a total repertoire of over 40 songs. For complete song list contact us directly.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.