Eric Blackwood (musician)
at Marillion Weekend, Port Zelande, 2013
|Birth name||Eric John Pastore|
July 24, 1968 |
Brooklyn, New York, United States
|Genres||Neo-Prog, Progressive Rock, hard rock|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, musician, author, special FX technician, property technician, photographer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums|
|Labels||Random Disturbance Records, Wreckords Records, Racket Records, Thunder Bay Press, Baker & Taylor|
|Associated acts||Edison's Children, Crimson Steele, Sunblister, Blackwood & Foti, Marillion|
Eric Blackwood (born Eric John Pastore, July 24, 1968) 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.
As webmaster and photographer of the website Digitalballparks.com, Blackwood authored and photographed the top-selling book 500 Ballparks (Thunder Bay Press, Baker & Taylor) with his wife, photographer Wendy Farrell-Pastore, under the name Eric Pastore. Pastore 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.
He also composed the soundtrack for the films Growing Down in Brooklyn and DeStressed and has been an honorary member of the Marillion touring crew since 2005.
- "Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals". Closenuf.netfirms.com. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
- "Product Search - Thunder Bay Press". Thunderbaybooks.com. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
- "DeStressed". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2012-09-23.