Eric Blackwood (musician)

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Eric Blackwood
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at Marillion Weekend, Port Zelande, 2013
Background information
Born (1968-07-24) July 24, 1968 (age 46)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres Neo-prog, progressive rock, hard rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician, author, special FX technician, property technician, photographer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums
Years active 1982–present
Labels Random Disturbance Records, Wreckords Records, Racket Records, Thunder Bay Press, Baker & Taylor
Associated acts Edison's Children, Crimson Steele, Sunblister, Blackwood & Foti, Marillion
Website www.edisonschildren.com, www.digitalballparks.com

Eric Blackwood is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, musician, author, photographer, webmaster, special FX technician and property technician. Eric Blackwood and Pete Trewavas of Marillion and Transatlantic, formed the band Edison's Children in 2008 and recorded the album In The Last Waking Moments..., released on November 11, 2011, by Random Disturbance Records, and distributed in Europe by Marillion's Racket Records. It spawned the U.S commercial radio Top 40 hit "A Million Miles Away (I Wish I Had A Time Machine)" on the FMQB Hot A/C Commercial Radio Charts on September 18, 2012, and remaining in the Top 40 for ten straight weeks, returning to its peak position at #32 on October 12, 2012.[1]

The song "At Night", penned during his previous effort Blackwood and Foti, and remixed by the band Closenuf, has made the Grammy pre-nomination list.[2]

As webmaster and photographer of the website Digitalballparks.com,[3] Blackwood authored and photographed the top-selling book 500 Ballparks (Thunder Bay Press, Baker & Taylor)[4] with his wife, photographer Wendy Farrell. He has also performed as a special FX technician and property person / set dresser in over 45 films and television shows including Bourne Ultimatum, I Am Legend, Person of Interest, Boardwalk Empire, Men In Black 3, Smash, The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Spiderman 3, The Adjustment Bureau and American Gangster.[5]

He also composed the soundtrack for the films Growing Down in Brooklyn and DeStressed[6] and has been an honorary member of the Marillion touring crew since 2005.

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