Eric Brandon



Eric Brandon is a singer/songwriter from Hamilton Ontario, Canada who took to writing stories at a young age. His father was an avid reader, and it became a tradition that Eric would write stories for his father to read. Before long, he inherited his first guitar from a family friend, and the stories he would write would take on new life in music.

Like many, Eric started his musical career in local rock bands, but his passion for stories drove a growing fascination with folk music and singer-songwriters. From giants like Bob Dylan and John Mayer to Ben Howard, Ryan Adams, Northcote, Scott Orr, Donovan Woods,  – it was the capturing of heart-felt and personal moments that drew him in. At only 17, Brandon released his first EP titled “Stories,” under a Hamilton record label known for local folk music called “Other Songs Music.” Shortly after this debut release, Eric found himself on the road at the age of 19 as a hired musician, traveling all across playing North America backing and eventually opening for the Juno-Award winning band The City Harmonic.

Writing and performing in that season gave him a clarity of perspective. Life is challenging no matter where you find yourself, and it was the challenges of real life on the road–loneliness while being surrounded, meeting and losing a girl far from home, and the struggles of growing up amidst wanderlust–that would ultimately become the songs and stories that make up 2017’s “Old Love.”

2018 saw Eric placing as a finalist in the Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Musician Program, working with VIA rail, touring the east coast of Canada, working along-side FACTOR- and beginning the recording stages of a 2020 full length release. Today, Eric Brandon is traveling the country with a guitar on his back, friends at his side, and a troubadour’s charm singing the timeless stories wrapped in penetrating and unforgettable melodies of Old Love.



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