Eric Brittingham

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Eric Brittingham
Eric Brittingham - Cinderella - 1.jpg
Background information
Born (1960-05-08) May 8, 1960 (age 58)
Origin Salisbury, Maryland, United States
Genres
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass
Years active 1982–present
Associated acts

Eric Brittingham (born May 8, 1960) is an American bass guitarist best known for playing in the band Cinderella.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Brittingham was born in Salisbury, Maryland.

Career[edit]

In 1983, Brittingham along with guitarist Tom Keifer founded the rock band Cinderella in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania.[3] Cinderella was signed to their first contract with Polygram in 1985 when they were seen performing at the Empire Rock Club in Philadelphia by Jon Bon Jovi who referred them to his agent.[4]

Brittingham was also in a side-band, Naked Beggars, with his wife Inga and Cinderella bandmate Jeff LaBar.[5]

Brittingham also played with Let It Rawk, a revolving door "super-group" featuring musicians from the 1980s rock music scene such as Jaime St. James (Black N Blue, Warrant), Oz Fox (Stryper), Scot Coogan (Lynch Mob) and Stacey Blades (LA Guns).[6]

In 2009, Brittingham temporarily filled-in for Poison bassist Bobby Dall on Poison's Summer 2009 tour with Def Leppard when Dall became sick on tour.[7]

On April 19, 2013, Eric played bass guitar in Rock Island, IL at Martini's on the Rock for The Dirties.

In 2014 Eric co-formed the new rock supergroup Devil City Angels and played on the bands self-titled debut album released in 2015. After the first album, Brittingham left the band and was replaced by Rudy Sarzo of Quiet Riot.[8]

Currently, Eric plays bass in the Bret Michaels Band.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Brittingham is married to Inga Brittingham.[10] Brittingham suffered a 'mild heart attack' in mid-December 2006.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Biography: Cinderella". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Wildsmith, Steve. "A Cinderalla story: Rocker Tom Keifer has one foot in the 80's, one in the future". www.thedailytimes.com. Retrieved 18 November 2017. 
  3. ^ Johnson, Laura. "Cinderella back from the ashes of the 80's". sandiegouniontribune.com. Retrieved 18 November 2017. 
  4. ^ Blush, Steven (2006). American Hair Metal. Los Angeles, CA: Feral House. p. 121. ISBN 978-1-932595-18-5. Retrieved 18 November 2017. 
  5. ^ "Naked Beggars Announces New Drummer, Prepares To Record Third Album". Blabbermouth. October 4, 2006. Archived from the original on 4 May 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  6. ^ Taylor, Carlson T. (June 2014). HAIRcyclopedia Vol. 1 - The Legends. p. 43. ISBN 978-1-312-28618-4. Retrieved 18 November 2017. 
  7. ^ "Poison Featuring Cinderella Bassist: Video Available". Blabbermouth. September 12, 2009. Archived from the original on 23 September 2009. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Devil City Angels Parts Ways With Bassist Eric Brittingham, Recruits Rudy Sarzo". www.blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 18 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "Jeff Labar Says His 'Drinking Problem' Is To Blame for Cinderella Inactivity". www.blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 19 November 2017. 
  10. ^ "Naked Beggars Announces New Drummer, Prepares To Record Third Album". Blabbermouth. October 4, 2006. Archived from the original on 4 May 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "Cinderella Bassist Suffers Mild Heart Attack; Wife Issues Statement". Blabbermouth. December 16, 2006. Archived from the original on 4 May 2010. Retrieved 21 March 2010.