Erik Stoeckeler

Erik Stoeckeler

 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
BandHip HopAcoustic

Erik plays acoustic Hip Hop and is truly a one man band. Using looping technology he plays the guitar, beat-boxes and lays down bass lines to perform his songs. A producer for AMP called his performance "the most incredible thing [she'd] seen on the stage in the last year."

Biography

Erik Stoeckeler is heavily influenced by Minnesota Folk and Hip Hop. Starting his musical career as an acoustic singer-songwriter in 2006, Erik Stoeckeler (Steck-ler) was known as Sticky(aka Manboy) for the first two years of playing music. Occasionally during his acoustic sets he would drop covers by artists such as Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Atmosphere; the crowds would blow up. He quickly decided that Hip Hop raised heart rates and that he had a talent for rapping and beat boxing. After a small hiatus in 2008 he returned to songwriting and is on the circuit playing shows going by his birth name, Erik Stoeckeler. Simple folk songs are still a small part of his repertoire, but he mostly enlists the help of a digital looper, doing multi-track looping which includes hard hitting beat boxing and growling bass lines. Topped by honest rap and a soulful voice, his looping is what Nancy Rosenbaum, Producer at American Public Media called "the most incredible thing [she'd] seen on the stage in the last year."
Erik has rocked Hip Hop crowds at places like Patrick's Cabaret, Honey, the Blue Nile and Hell's Kitchen (Minneapolis), as well as Folk/Rock crowds at venues including The Aquarium, Concordia College and The 400 Bar. He was also featured on Kare 11 with singer/songwriter Sarah Pray. Currently Erik is recording his 1st full length album which will be released in Fall 2011. Watch for upcoming shows, new releases and check out his songs at www.ErikStoeckeler.com.

Lyrics

Out of My Head (Banana Bread)

Written By: Erik Stoeckeler

(Whistling)

I want you like banana bread
I want you like banana bread
and I can't get you out of my head
I want you like banana bread
I want you like banana bread
and I can't get you out of my head

Oo girl you drive me crazy
Oo girl you drive me crazy
I belong in an institution
I'm the problem you're my solution
'Cause I can't solve them
I just elude them

I want you like banana bread
I want you like banana bread
and I can't get you out of my head
I want you like banana bread
I want you like banana bread
and I can't get you out of my head

(Whistling)

I spread you out like peanut butter
spread you out like peanut butter
On my bed like it was bread uh hu
uhhhuhuh
Girlio I'll give lovin'
Keep you warm just like an oven
i don't know if you know that I'm in love
But I am, I am, Iiiiiiii am, mmm mmm

(Whistling)

I want you like banana bread
I want you like banana bread
and I can't get you out of my head
I want you like banana bread
I want you like banana bread
and I can't get you out of my head

Hug

Written By: Erik Stoeckeler

Hey, Ok, Yeah I'm feelin this I'm feelin this, here it goes

A hug would be nice
some faith in my life
a no caff cup of coffeeand someplace I could write

A word from a friend
a familiar pen
something to keep me staying alive

A hug would be nice
some faith in my life
a no caff cup of coffeeand someplace I could write

A word from a friend
a familiar pen
something to keep me staying alive

Yo my mind is in the lost and found pile again
Next to hats next to shoes, think the pair I'm in are tens,
Wonderin', how do I get back to my home, why do I tend to look for things that I will never be shown
And if I find a way to stand true to my rhyme can I do it in time without losin' my mind I think I
need to take a step back and relax I need
something to keep me staying alive

A hug would be nice
some faith in my life
a no caff cup of coffee and someplace I could write

A word from a friend
a familiar pen
something to keep me staying alive

A hug would be nice
some faith in my life
a no caff cup of coffee and someplace I could write

A word from a friend
a familiar pen
something to keep me staying alive

Look at me, see, now I'm feeling better already my hand has stopped shaking
now I can hold it slow and steady, ready freddy
I see you're closing down your cafe I got another sip of brew and I'll be out a your way
So help me God if you're there, is there something I missed? 'Cause the logic you created tells me you don't exist
that kind of makes me feel like there is no where to go
when it comes to religion I think there's no way to know and I don't know what to do I just tryin' want to do good
I try to do what I can I try to do what I should I wat to help the world down a positive path
do something to keep me staying alive

A hug would be nice
some faith in my life
a no caff cup of coffee and someplace I could write

A word from a friend
a familiar pen
something to keep me staying alive

A hug would be nice
some faith in my life
a no caff cup of coffee and someplace I could write

A word from a friend
a familiar pen
something to keep me staying alive

I don't know if I'm alive
I don't know if I'm alive
I don't know if I'm alive
I don't know if I'm alive

A hug would be nice
some faith in my life
a no caff cup of coffee and someplace I could write

A word from a friend
a familiar pen
something to keep me staying alive

A hug would be nice
some faith in my life
a no caff cup of coffee and someplace I could write

A word from a friend
a familiar pen
something to keep me staying alive

It's Not Allowed

Written By: Sticky

Hey baby
earlier today you broke it off with me
but that is alright
'cause I really couldn't take you for another night
but just so you know
you're now allowed to go and talk with guys like you don't love me still
nuh huh no way no no

You're not allowed huh uh
You're not allowed no way
You're not allowed huh uh
You're not alloweeyowyowyowed

Like an a in calculus
I know that you're always playing hard to get
and know that that 's ok
'cause I really wouldn't have it any other way
but just so it sticks
girl you're not allowed to interact with the opposite sex oh no cause I'm not about to let you go

You're not allowed huh uh
You're not allowed no way
You're not allowed huh uh
You're not alloweeyowyowyowed

The hardest part of breaking up
is wondering who you're with
'cause i can stand living without you
but not when you're with someone new

(Phone Conversation)

You're not allowed huh uh
You're not allowed no way
You're not allowed huh uh
You're not alloweeyowyowyowed

Discography

Stay at Home Production

Sticky (2006)
I Hate Bee's EP(2007)
The Extrafreshness EP (2008)

Set List

Erik Stoeckeler's Songs:
Out of My Head (Banana Bread)
Hug
Tommy's Song
Haters
Rich Kids
Doing Just Fine
Where Do I Go

70+ Covers including artists such as
Bob Marley
The Beatles
Outkast
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Jay-Z
Lauren Hill
Jason Mraz
Kanye West
Weezer
Oasis
Dr. Dre
Bright Eyes
Tracy Chapman
Third Eye Blind
Gloria Gaynor
Jack Johnson