Erik Smyth has been a local San Francisco Bay Area musician playing the clubs since 1988. In the 90’s he was a founding member of the large ensemble funk/soul group The Mo’fessionals. The Mofessionals got to share the stage with many large acts, Rage Against the Machine, The Fugees, Parliament, Wall Flowers, and War to name a few. The Mofo’s recorded two albums together, “Live at Slims” and “Finally Over”.
Erik has been on countless recording sessions playing guitar for East Bay Hip Hop artist like Too Short and many others. He has done session work for Boz Scaggs at his studio in SF. He has been working with ProTools for over 15 years and is very knowledgeable with computer based recording and editing.
He is currently working in two musical projects: “power pop” band, Elephant Listening Project, in which he is the singer songwriter. He also plays acoustic guitar with the Kelly Peterson Band. Both projects are recording at Allegiant Records.