First off, I'd like to thank you for visiting my website.  This site acts as a central hub for all my music, merchandise, affirmations, and other endeavors. Now let me tell you a little about myself.

I am a multi-instrumentalist and solo recording artist based in Tucson, Arizona, USA.  I have been playing and writing my own music for as long as I can remember.  In my teens and throughout my twenties and thirties I was in many different bands and played at many different venues. Some of the more popular bands I was in are Nuthin' Fancy, Finding Zion, Lazer Totin' Lizards, Colonial Prototype, and Swinefly.  In all of these bands I was either the guitarist, drummer, singer, beat programmer, or a combination of drummer/singer or guitarist/singer.  I am very good at playing guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion, keyboards, and piano.

Another thing I am very good at is programming beats with digital sequencers, MIDI programs, loops, and sound generators. I have worked with a lot of other artists in this realm including rappers, DJs, and singers.

With all of the musical work that I am involved in, I mix, master, and produce everything myself. I graduated from the Sheffield Institute of Recording Arts in 2002 where I gained an excellent education in sound design, sound reinforcement, digital audio, analog and digital recording, mixing, mastering, sound for video, and digital sequencing. I also studied music theory at the Community College of Baltimore County.

I live out in the desert of Tucson, AZ, USA with my lovely wife Vanessa who is a special education teacher and my Father-In-Law Dan who is a  retired computer programmer and electrical engineer. We all live in a double wide manufactured home on a little piece of land. I have a small 8 foot by 10 foot room where I do all of my music projects.  It's a nice cozy little place and I love it

 

Along with music, I have been working in Human Resources for about 13 years for companies that provide services for developmentally disabled adults.  I love electronics, Legos, Hot Wheels, affirmations, manifestations, lifting weights, healthy eating, shooting guns, going for walks, watching movies, making music, reading, and making websites.  I am very interested in philosophy and psychology and self study these subjects a lot in my free time.  I have found that some of the things I have learned have enabled me to help others while I am helping myself.

Some people say I have had a troubled childhood. My family was very poor and at times I was physically and mentally abused. My father had left when I was very young and I did not get to see him very much growing up.  I suffered through a lot of addictions including, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and self destructive actions.  In my younger days I was very depressed, felt out of place, had no direction or desire to live.  In those times the world was a dark and scary place for me. I had no self confidence and no respect for myself. I just didn't care.  It got so bad that I tried to commit suicide twice.

Thankfully, I have worked my way through all of that.  Now I am a happy, healthy, and productive member of society.  Although I am a non-conformist, I do believe in trying to make the world a better place for all. One of the affirmations I listen to every day states that what a person really wants in life is a joyful, peaceful, and loving world to live in.  I have made it my mission to create a joyful, loving, and peaceful world for everyone including myself.

Currently, I am promoting the release of my EP "Tripwire" which is a rocktronica delight.  Throughout the EP, I mixed rock, classical, EDM and heavy metal.  If you are a fan of any or all of those genres, you will love "Tripwire" which is available on CD HERE Amazon digital download HERE and Apple Music HERE

I know there are a lot of people who could use my help and I have a strong desire to help as many people as I can.  If you would like help with anything including music, life, business, marketing, or anything else, please feel free to get in touch.

My phone number - 1+ (520)848-9942

My email address - eric@ericmanuelward.com

Thanks again!

Eric M. Ward