Eric Stang is an keyboardist, bassist, singer, actor and music producer. He was born in Chicago and raised in Highland Park, Illinois. Eric graduated from Chicago’s DePaul University School of Music with a B. Mus. in Jazz Studies. He has performed as a professional musician since age 14, in a restaurant/bar, the youngest solo act in Illinois, which landed him on the cover of the Chicago Tribune. Eric has performed in venues such as: House of Blues, Howl at the Moon, B.B. King’s Blues Club (Times Square), Park West, Aragon Ballroom, Taste of Chicago, SummerFest in Milwaukee, New World Stages and Whiskey A Go Go.
As a keyboardist/bassist/producer, Eric has recorded for artists such as Kanye West, Twista, Malik Yusef, Desi Valentine, Lauren Ruth Ward, Will Champlin, Taylor John Williams ("The Voice") and more.
As an actor and pianist, Eric portrayed Jerry Lee Lewis in the Tony-Award winning musical "Million Dollar Quartet" during its successful runs in Chicago and New York. Eric had the rare opportunity to play “Great Balls of Fire” on Jerry Lee Lewis’ original piano at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Though a Chicago boy through and through, Eric now lives in Los Angeles where he runs his own recording studio and produces songs and music videos with his indie alt band Polarcode.
Eric recently performed with Selena Gomez as her pianist and backup singer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Ellen and The Today Show. Eric currently performs as the house piano player/singer at Mastro's Ocean Club in Malibu. Eric also provides memorable event entertainment around Los Angeles, such as leading the band for the 50th birthday celebration of the beautiful and talented Salma Hayek.