Eric Valentine, a Washington DC native now living in Los Angeles, is known for his ability to adapt to many different musical situations and his powerful and dynamic groove. Soon after relocating to California, Eric Valentine became one of the first call drummers in the contemporary jazz circuit. He has since expanded into fusion and rock drumming.
Audiences world-wide have enjoyed the magical quality of Erics musicianship, having toured and recorded a with variety of superstar artists. Recently he toured with ex-TOTO member and legendary guitarist Steve Lukather, as well as Steve Vai on the G3 tour featuring Joe Satriani.
Eric travels frequently all over the world with different artist as a hired gun to lay down solid grooves with musicality and showmanship.
Other superstar artists Eric has toured and or recorded with include Randy Jackson,Patti Labelle, Erykah Badu, Music Director for Jonathan Butler (2003-2007) Music Director for Stephanie Mills,Keiko Matsui, Greg Karukas,Stevie Wonder, Ian Anderson (from Jethro Tull), Doug Aldrich(from Whitesnake),Dionne Warwick,Earl Klugh,Jeffrey Osborne, Lee Rittenour, Micheal Paulo,Dave Koz and friends at sea,The Smooth jazz cruise, Wayne Linsey (The Tonight Show), Brian Simpson,Eric Benet ,Babyface, Patti Austin, Jeff Lorber,David Benoit, Marcus Anderson,Brian Culberson, Christopher Cross,Jonathan Fritzén, Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, Maysa Leak, Regina Bell, Chris Botti, UNam, Jonathan Butler, Everette Harp, Eric Marienthal, Nick Colionne, Najee, Yolanda Adams, David Pack, Darryl Coley, Mindi Abair, Paul Reed Smith, Chuck Brown, Everette Harp, Jeff Golub,Marcus Johnson,Wayman Tisdale, Rick Braun, Peter White, and many others