Native American Rock Music
Eric Voice was born in Kingston. He is a member of the Algonquins of Pikwanagan First Nation in Ontario. Eric is a direct descendant of Francis Sharbot, the Aboriginal founder of Sharbot Lake, Ontario. His music was born in Kingston on CKLC Radio, where Greg Hunter featured Voice’s original track “Stranded”. Over time, Eric’s music and message has been spread throughout North America on numerous radio and television programs such as CBC’s Musicworks, Aptn’s First Music And Arts, And Muchmusic. Eric chose Rock music as the medium to express his artistic and cultural ideas. He sends Native ideas and concepts through mainstream music adding a unique and enriching Native culture.
Eric Voice is signed with Sunshine Records of Winnipeg. Eric's first original musical work was in the rock duo "The End". His two music videos premiered on MUCHMUSIC Canadian video channel on July 26 and December 27, 1987. Eric completed his first CD in 1999. The CD includes 13 original songs and one remake of "Roxy Roller". The CD release party was held on June 18 at the annual Strawberry Music Festival on the Akwesasne Reserve in New York, USA. The festival featured many Native musical artists, including Keith Secola. Eric has completed his music video "Find A Way. The video was shot at "Stages", the largest venue in Kingston. The video has just been submitted to MUCHMUSIC and MUSICPLUS. Eric was the featured musical finale of the First Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards that was held at the Sky Dome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 26, 2000. His CD, "Inner Circle", was released in the summer of 2001, and was nominated for Best Pop CD/Best Alternative CD at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. Eric's next CD "Earth", was released worldwide in spring of 2004, and was also a 2004 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award Nominee for "Best Rock Album". Eric's latest release with is titled "Lifegiver". The album is dedicated to his mother Gail Patricia Peters.
As a Native artist, Eric Voice hopes to open a new direction for Aboriginal music. A rock alternative path will not only allow growth to Aboriginal artistic culture, but will create awareness in generations and venues never seen before… it makes the circle stronger.