Eric Brombacher, front man for Eric & The Soo, is an international musician, based in Germany now after years in Toronto, with two full-length albums out. A conversation from December 2019.
Despite playing guitar since his late teens, Brombacher didn’t seriously take to the stage until ten years later, joining and forming a variety of cover bands and garage rock bands that eventually released a modest output of original material. It wasn’t until Brombacher’s friend, the acclaimed Toronto singer/songwriter Jerry Leger, invited him to be a part of his side project, the Del-Fi’s, that Brombacher ultimately found the inspiration to put together his own group in 2015.
Eric & The Soo ultimately came together in time for the band’s live debut in January 2016, and have remained a flexible unit built around drummer Dino Naccarato, guitarist/keyboardist Craig Robertson and harmonica player Ken Yoshioka. The band also includes Jerry Leger, along with three of his regular collaborators, bassist Dan Mock, multi-instrumentalist James McKie and mandolin player Matt Cooke. This was the crew that laid down 14 songs in two days at engineer Aaron Comeau’s Toronto studio “The Trailer” two months after that first gig, capturing the raw enthusiasm all of the players were feeling for the project.
“He’s joined the upper echelon of artists who have converted art into a message that simply states, “Be good.” Eric is humbled and honoured to have received such a wonderful and thoughtful review of his music from the Texas based songwriter and blogger Kelly Kintner for taking the time to write about Eric & The Soo.