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Eric Frates -- drummer for ... [cached]

Eric Frates -- drummer for the PAT TRAVERS BAND

Saluda Cymbals - Eric Frates [cached]

Eric Frates

Eric Frates
Eric Frates has accomplished quite a bit since he first held a pair of drumsticks in the summer of 1988.16 years later he has played drums for such acts as Eddie Money, Rick Derringer, and Brian Howe, as well as securing a permanent position as the drummer for the Pat Travers Band.Eric has also toured with the Voices of Classic Rock tour backing such artists as Mike Reno (Loverboy), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Alex Leigertwood (Santana), Larry Hoppen (Orleans), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Dave Jenkins (Pablo Cruz) to name a few.Immediately after high school, Eric went to work at Disney,s Pleasure Island, working in a rock band at the Rock n Roll Beach Club.Following his stay at Disney, he began touring casinos all over the country with the same band.
Currently, Eric is still touring with Pat Travers and teaching in the Orlando, Florida area.Eric and fellow Travers band member Rick Navarro also have a very prominent band called Bad Ass REK at steady work in Orlando.You can check out Eric,s current set up, as well as ask him questions about Saluda or any other topic, at

Live Gigs - Pat Travers Band [cached]

Eric Frates

Eric Frates
Eric Frates
To anyone who thought that The Power Trio was dead: You should have been at the Robin 2 on Sunday night, because Pat Travers, Rick Navarro and Eric Frates would have made you think again.
Drummer, Eric Frates, certainly lives up to his nickname, though.After his party-piece, I felt like I'd be run over by a freight train!Boy, does he punish those drums.

the Rankin files... [cached]

Rankin was recruited by long time friend and former band mate Eric Frates to fill the slot.

Eric is the full time drummer for Pat Travers and does side work with Dave on occasion.

Vintage Classic Rock CD Review: Pat Travers ~ Stick With What You Know: Live In Europe [cached]

Recorded live at the Bosuil in Weert, The Netherlands, Travers is joined by guitarist Kirk McKim, bassist Frank McDaniel and drummer Eric Frates for a 13-song romp that includes newer titles mixed with the classics.

"Crash And Burn" receives a sizzling tenderizing with some superb drum work from Frates.

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