Erik Boyd is a musician, writer and producer. He has toured and played bass for Hubert Sumlin, Kirsten Thien, Black 47, Magnus Berg, Mary Wells, Baby Wants Candy, Popa Chubby, Marc Ribot, Billy Hector, Ross “The Boss” Friedman (Heyday), Brian Woodbury, Phoebe Legere, The Wygals, Kati Mac, Regi Ransdell, Leslie Gore, Tas Cru, Bobby Messano, Dave Fields, Ornette Coleman, Larry Coryell, Sam Andrew, Pat McGuire – Speir Mor, Larry Mitchell, Galia Arad, Susan Didrichsen, Billy and Lisa, Sari Schoor, Two Ton’s o’ Fun (The Weather Girls), Marc Muller, Dead On Live, The Splinters, Elliot Sharp’s Terraplane, Spencer Davis and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees; Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Charlie Thomas and the Drifters, Little Anthony, The Shirelles, Del Shannon and The Mamas & The Papas.
Television performances include “The Artie Lange Show”, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “Good Morning America on ABC”, “MTV”, “arte LIVE, France”, “НАЖИВО Lviv Alfa Jazz 2017”, and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”.
His fretless bass work was featured in Angelo Badalamenti‘s slinky soundtrack for the Sundance Film Festival Award-winning film “Secretary”, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader. He’s been described by Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine as a “power bassist who has been one of the hidden gems of the New York City scene”.
Erik produced singer-songwriter Kirsten Thien‘s critically acclaimed CD “Delicious”, which featured blues legend Hubert Sumlin. He also produced Kirsten Thien’s newest CD release “Solo Live From The Meisenfrei Blues Club”.
He is currently playing with and/or producing records for select artists, including Kirsten Thien (NYC), Galia Arad (Dublin), Tiokasin Ghosthorse‘s soon to be released record to benefit Native American Children, Kario Salem (Los Angeles), Regi Ransdell (NYC), and he recently produced the album “Cut Me Loose” for the 18 year guitar phenom Magnus Berg (Norway) who won the 2015 Blues Bast Music Award for the “New Artist Album Debut”.