Fade Kings, R&B, Blues, Jazz, and Classic Rock in the Quinte area

Eric Fry – guitar, mandolin, vocals Fade Kings, Eric Fry

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Eric has been a stalwart of the Quinte music scene for many years.  He cites his early musical influences as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and the Allman Brothers.

devriesEric plays a custom-made Lado guitar through a Marshall amp, using no effect pedals, believing that "less is more", to achieve the sound for which he is known. 

His fine mandolin playing is performed on a solid-body mandolin hand-built by John (Jake Jr.) de Vries, the Fade Kings' bass player.  "Years to Recover", the Fade Kings' second CD, showcased several songs written by Eric.


Eric has played in the following Belleville area groups:


1974
Backshed Revue T

1975-1978
Token

1978-1980
Boojum
College and University circuit, clubs and bars across southern Ontario, New Brunswick and upper New York State  (Dobbin Agency). Eventually band buys brand new truck and members are paid salary.

The band continues playing under the Boojum name a few more years even though none of the original members remain.

1980-1987
Messenger

1988
Now & Then
Dance band playing retro rock-a-billy.

1990-current
Various bands & artists as sideman/guitar/mandolin player (both
live and recording) including:
Emily Fennell
Lenni Stewart
Jerry Foster

1992-current
Tequila Mockingbird (which became) The Fade Kings

 

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