...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
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.
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 www.badassrek.com.