Eric Mingus




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• projects as a leader/co-leader •

The Devil's Weight
Eric Mingus - vocals and guitar (music and lyrics)

Mix of roots and soul, blues & jazz, rythm & blues, rock in many ways, it is an homage to the music and voices that have inspired me over the years. It is what it is. I'm good with that.


Eric Mingus & Elliott Sharp
Eric Mingus - vocals and lyrics
Elliott Sharp - electric guitar and composition

Sharp and Mingus are enraged but it doesn't stop them from having some fun and generating some funk. This uncompromisingly futuristic beat-heavy music is full of references to James Brown, Funkadelic, Sly and the Family Stone, Miles Davis, but still and always E# & Mingus.


• projects as a sideman •

Elliott Sharp's Fourth Blood Moon
Eric Mingus - vocals
Elliott Sharp - electric guitar and composition
John Edwards - double bass
Mark Sanders - drums

Fourth Blood Moon is a free-rock power trio featuring the vocals of Eric Mingus, folk songs for these post-factual times.
"E# and Mingus are enraged but it doesn't stop them from having some fun and funk. This uncompromisingly futuristic beat-heavy music is full of references to James Brown, Funkadelic, Sly and the Family Stone and Miles Davis but still and always E#".
Besides Mingus' vocal talents and the tsunami force of Sharp's guitars and electronics, Fourth Blood Moon features the "gold-medal" UK rhythm section of John Edwards on bass and Mark Sanders on drums whose wide-ranging talents allow the to lay down a vicious groove but also venture into cosmic realms of pure sound.


Elliott Sharp's Terraplane
Eric Mingus - vocals
Elliott Sharp - electric guitar, saxophone and composition
Dave Hofstra - double bass and tuba
Don McKenzie - drums

The above Quartet can be augmented with:
Tracie Morris - vocals
Alex Harding - baritone sax
Terry L. Greene II - trombone



• video •

The Trailblazery Ireland - performs at Saoirse-Freedom live at Kilmainham Gaol on Easter Monday 2017

Mr. Trouble - Elliott Sharp's Fourth Blood Moon ft. Eric Mingus @ Argo16


• links •

The Devil's Weight on Bandcamp

The Elephant In The Room from "The Devil's Weight"

Eric Mingus Discography at Discogs

Eric Mingus on Instagram


• biography and quotes •

Eric Mingus is a bit of a polymath when it comes to his music. Trained classically as a vocalist, he sings the blues like nobody's business, improvises with the best of them, and plays a fierce bass. Creates worlds with his words whether he speaks or sings. When famed producer Hal Willner needs that special moment in his multi artist shows, he calls Eric. Hubert Sumlin loved the way Eric brought "soul" to the blues. When Elliott Sharp wanted a vocalist for his project Terraplane, he knew Eric was the right voice to bring the contemporary blues to his musical vision. Eric has a unique sensibility when bringing music to film, and has scored two documentaries on boxing for ESPN. His passion to write and perform poetry was encouraged by the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Micheline and Lou Reed. One of Eric's most recent successes is the creation of his unique take on the Who's Tommy. Working with Hal Willner, Eric brought a brilliant reworking of a rock classic to the Adelaide Arts Festival (2015).

"operatic, unhinged, punk and terrifying" - timeout.com

 
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