Eric Roberson plus support from Choklate
Two-time GRAMMY Award-nominee, singer, songwriter and producer Eric Roberson continues to break boundaries in an industry dominated by major labels, manufactured sounds and mainstream radio. Widely referred to as the King of independent Soul / RnB, Eric is currently working on his highly anticipated 14th studio album.
Described as the original pioneer of the independent movement in R&B/soul music, Eric has achieved major milestones in his career, from being a successful songwriter and producer for notable artists such as Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, Vivian Green and countless others, as well as headlining sold out tours across the country.
This Rahway, NJ and Howard University alum became the first independent artist to be nominated for a BET Award 2007 and was the recipient of the “Underground Artist of the Year” BETJ Virtual Award, with Rahsaan Patterson in 2008. In addition, Eric was nominated in both 2010 and 2011 for a GRAMMY award in the “Best Urban/Alternative Performance” category and continues to blaze trails unheard of as an independent artist. In 2011, his studio album 'Mister Nice Guy' debuted in the top 5 on the iTunes R&B/Soul charts and his 10th studio album, ‘The Box’, was released in 2014.
Eric’s latest project ‘Wind’, will be released on July 21st and digital pre-orders are available now on iTunes. This album is the second part of a three-album compilation ‘Earth’, ‘Wind’ and’ Fire’ to be released throughout the year. ‘Wind’ features urban contemporary veteran Will Downing on the single ‘Lyrics Of Pleasure’.
The inspiration behind the album titles pays homage to the iconic group, but Eric also wanted to use music to voice some of today’s topical issues and in his special way, include personal influences into these albums. “Earth is self-empowering, Wind is the love and Fire is the message” says Roberson.
Support on the night comes from Choklate, an international singer songwriter whose self-titled 2006 debut and subsequent 2008 re-release created a tremendous stir. 2009’s critically acclaimed ‘To Whom It May Concern’ grew her fan base further, gaining worldwide recognition. Following the 2012 release of ‘FLY’, new music is scheduled for 2019.
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