Eric was one of the founders of England’s new wave scene on the late 70s. We were introduced to his music on the Stiff sampler ‘A Bunch Of Stiff Records’ in 1977 with the song ‘Whole Wide World’. The song has been covered by Mental As Anything, Paul Westerberg, The Proclaimers and even The Monkees.
Eric was part of Stiff Records, the label that gave us Elvis Costello, Ian Dury & The Blockheads and Lene Lovich. At one point after Stiff folded Eric was in the band Captains of Industry with two Blockheads Norman Watt-Roy and Mick Gallagher. He later covered Ian Dury’s ‘Clevor Trever’ for the Dury tribute album ‘Brand New Boots and Panties’ in 2001.
Eric released his most recent album ‘Construction Time & Demolition’ in April 2018.
Eric released his autobiography ‘A Dysfunctional Success – The Wreckless Eric Manual’ in 1998. He is working on a second book.
Wreckless Eric Australian dates
November 11, Melbourne, The Tote
November 14, Adelaide, The Gov
November 15, Sydney, Factory Theatre
November 16, Sydney, Petersham Bowls
November 17, Hardys Bay, Hardys Bay Club
November 18, Canberra, The Basement
November 22, Brisbane, The Triffid
November 24, Melbourne, Northcote Social Club (matinee)
November 24, Melbourne, Caravan Club (evening)
November 26, Perth, The Rosemount
Get tickets at https://davidroywilliams.com/tours/wreckless-eric/