5 Drummerszone artists - Eric Hernandez

Eric Hernandez
* September 09, 1976
United States
Eric "E-Panda" Hernandez was born in 1976 in Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Brooklyn native Pete Hernandez, who was the percussionist for Love & Money and Cecilio & Kapono.

Eric Hernandez started drumming at the tender age of 4 and playing professionally at the age of 10 in Hawaii. He played 6 nights a week for 8 years with The Lovenote Show, a variety show paying tribute to the music of the 50s, 60s and 70s.

It was this unrelenting schedule that bred consistency in his playing and made him a master of all styles, be it soul, funk, reggae, rock and anything else the music demands of him. Eric Hernandez quickly gained notoriety for his talent on the drums and became one of Hawaii's most sought after drummers.

In the summer of 1995 Eric Hernandez took his talent to Hollywood, California. He immediately joined the alternative pop band Louie Says, who were signed to RCA records. Eric was their session/touring drummer.

Throughout the years Eric Hernandez continued to play live and do session work for various artists such as Menudo, Travie Mc Coy and the Platinum producing team called The Smeezingtons.

Eric Hernandez is currently the session and tour drummer for platinum producer and Elektra recording artist Bruno Mars. In October 2010 they appeared on Saturday Night Live, the Ellen De Generes show and embarked on a West coast tour with Maroon 5 followed by a European and a U.S. national tour promoting the album release of Bruno Mars' band Doo-wops & Hooligans.

Eric Hernandez is also playing with Taio Cruz and has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Cee-Lo Green (Gnarls Barkley), Carmit Bachar (Pussy Cat Dolls), Tre Hardson (The Pharcyde), Kim Hill (Black Eyed Peas), Travie Mc Coy (Gym Class Heroes), Jeff Baskar (Kanye West) and the Far East Movement.