Do You Feel
My name is Erik Cole and this is my biography. This written work is from my heart and soul, like my music. I was born on December 16th,1965 in Pomona, California. As a native, I bring a touch of love, through my melodies, that enhance the inner soul, mind, and body with the essence of love. At the age of 11, I began singing for the First Union Missionary Baptist church. Soon after I joined a Gospel group from the Inland Valley, named HIJA'. We toured acrooss Northern and Southern California. Two years later I began as a drummer with a Gospel group, Arise. I have worked hand in hand with Steven Russel from Troop and Gay Bias from Earth, Wind, and Fire. I am a self-taught musician. Loving the tones from the piano, I was moved on Sundays, in church, to sit and watch and study the pianist's hands. I do not believe in any type of artistic limitations; my blend of rich melodies, jazzy chords, funky groove, and R&B twist, all enriched my musical side from my heart, body, and soul. My love, a gift to all, despite what goes on in our daily lives is what I can share. My gift of music is to all. I want my mind set on warmth, passion and love, to embrace everyone.