About Eric Byak
He caught the attention of one of the judges, Debbie Reynolds. Taking home 1st Place, Debbie invited him to perform by her side at the Burbank Starlight Bowl as solo guitarist. Debbie Reynolds referred him to an agent, who placed Eric on TV shows: The Steve Allen Show, Rosie Grier, and Good Day LA. After high school, he received a scholarship into the USC School of Music, Studio Guitar Department. It was there he met legendary studio guitarist Lee Ritenour, who was recording with everyone from Streisand to Pink Floyd. In his masterclass and workshops, Lee introduced a new phenomenon called guitar synthesis; the ability to play orchestral and keyboard sounds from a guitar and Eric jumped at this innovation. “It’s pretty amazing to be able to instantly create any instrument on the spot, without hiring other musicians, and producers love the cost savings” Byak said. With this newfound ability to score music from guitar, he was contracted by executive producer Jon Barbour at RCA/ Columbia pictures, to score his first movie trailer “The karate kid 3”, followed by "Back to the future", "Bird on a wire", "Ghost busters", "La Bamba" and the list goes on and on. He then began Disney projects including Ducktails, Tailspin, Disney Adventures and a animation feature "Little Angelita", narrated by singer Gloria Estefan.
Eric Byak and his group Quantum Energy, created their latest single, "Laguna Breeze" live in front of the art crowd at the world famous “Pageant of the Masters Festival of the Arts". Featuring Grammy Award winner MB Gordy, Nathan East and Ricky Lawson are all part of the album project as well.
Eric’s guitar work has been described as seductive, sensuous, exotic, intertwining classic jazz, breezy funk and Brazilian rhythms.
In the LA music scene, Eric’s music has made its way to the hit TV show “This is Us”, "The Young and the Restless", "General Hospital" and countless other TV underscores and promos. He has been hailed as “inspiringly beautiful” (Paul Andersen, Glendale News Press) and “gorgeous...with grace [and] a bit of grittiness” (LA Jazz Scene, Myna Daniels).
Eric's Latest project , "Tales from Hacienda De La Paz" is in final stages of mixdown and slated for a fall 2021 release.
Eric has several singles and albums for your listening pleasure on all social media platforms as well as : https://store.payloadz.com/details/2654217-music-rock-journey-of-the-heart.html
Pour yourself a Mai Tai with or without an umbrella, or your favorite beverage. Sit back, relax, listen, and treat yourself to a musical mini mind vaca, with Laguna Breeze.
Eric Byak's latest Album Release
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Bridgette recently spoke with Eric about his journey through the Music Business, from child prodigy to Smooth Jazz Artist and composer for NBC's hit series."This is us".
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