Eric "Benny" Bloom rocks trumpet for Lettuce, the Shady Horns and Pretty Lights Live Band. His musical tastes and range are dynamic, drawing influence from a wide base of old school funk, hip hop, jazz, pop, country and everything in between.
Originally from Bristol RI, Eric Bloom has grown into one of the most diverse trumpet players in the country. He has attended William Paterson University(1999), New England Conservatory of Music(2001), and City College of New York(2004).
Throughout his professional career, Eric has toured in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia with various artists. He has also appeared on many T.V. shows, including the Craig Ferguson Show, the Carson Daly Show, Jimmy Kimmel Show, the Today Show, the David Letterman Show, and the Conan O’Brian Show.
In 2011 Eric joined Soulive and Lettuce, two of the most critically-acclaimed funk bands in the world today. In 2013 he was asked to join the Analog Future Band by renowned electronic music artist, Pretty Lights.
Eric is now living in New Orleans, LA and can be seen either on the road with Lettuce or performing around New Orleans with a number of artists including his own group, Sonic Bloom.
There are no scheduled shows.