Eric Stang is a keyboardist, bassist, singer, actor and music producer. 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. Eric has performed in venues such as: House of Blues, The Fillmore, El Rey Theater, Mastro's Ocean Club, 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 resides in Los Angeles where he runs his own recording studio and produces songs and music videos with his indie alt band Polarcode. Eric also performs regularly as the house piano player/singer at Mastro's Ocean Club in Beverly Hills and 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.
Some highlights in the recent years include Eric performing with Selena Gomez as her pianist and backup singer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Ellen and The Today Show.
In 2022, Eric completed a 16 city tour of North America as the music director, keyboardist, and backup singer for K-Pop star Mark Tuan. Eric also led the band for Mark Tuan’s 2023 NYE show in Bangkok, Thailand.
In 2023, Eric headlined a performance at the legendary music festival Bluesfest in Byron Bay, Australia. Eric performed a raucous hour set to over 7,000 attendees at the Crossroads Stage which earned him a rave review in “Tone Deaf” magazine ranking him in the Top 5 performers that year.