With great passion and pride, Eric Grant has put smiles and tears on the faces of thousands of fans over the years. Starting right out of high school on the local club circuit, Eric took interest in everything from performing to writing, recording, gear, lights, midi, web design, theory, video, and any instrument within reach. As a multi-instrumentalist, he performs and works each and every week: solo, duo, trio, or with the EGB 8-pack or 9-pack configuration. "When I get to play with talented folks like these, in front of the appreciative crowds we've met, I can feel the energy moving from my toes right through my entire body. I can't wait for the EGB journey to unfold!"
We are so proud to have Cyndal on the team, as she follows in the footsteps of her mothers legacy. She is EGB and Sugah Rush’s latest female front vocalist. Cyndal, the niece of Eric, and daughter of EGB’s original singer, Sherry Grant, comes to us with unexpected and unbelievable pipes. Cyndal, as most say, started at an early age. No really...She began her time on stage in Theatre and the Arts. This quiet lil church mouse took people by surprise with her award winning performances acting and singing on stage. With her mother leading the way she continued to sing off and on until the day her Uncle called. She was asked to try and fill in for one of EGB’s singers while out on maternity. She did and never left. Come say hello and see this girls amazing talent and showmanship with EGB.
Paul is not only EGB's Keyboardist but Backing Vocalist, Lead Vocalist and a long time wing-man to Eric. Eric and Pauls journey started in high school where they would practice daily their shared passion for music. During that time, Paul was trained classically on piano and has brought those talents to all of their groups. Over the years Paul has adapted to many styles and genres of music and his strong backing vocals have progressed into Lead Vocals, making his versatility unmatched. Paul has spent the last 9 years in EGB traveling all over New England to Nashville to Vegas and back. Paul received credits with EGB for Vocal Group Of The Year, Band of The Year and Album Of The Year. He was also part of the 2012 project in Nashville recording with Jason Aldeans band. Today he carries on the fun in both EGB and Sugah Rush playing everything for small duo's to full 10pc Wedding Events.
Jess has loved to sing and dance since she was a young girl. Like many people her age, she grew up on N*Sync, Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and all of the pop stars of the 90s and 2000s. She loved putting on concerts for her stuffed animal audience and singing into her hairbrush. She also grew up listening to 70s and 80s rock music that her dad would often play in the car. It wasn't until she was in her late teens that she began to appreciate Country music as well. Her biggest influences today include Carrie Underwood, Lady Gaga, Chris Stapleton, Jo Dee Messina and Sheryl Crow. Jess first started to water her musical talents when she was in her early 20s and got runner-up for a duo opportunity while living in Tampa, FL. She began teaching herself guitar in 2017 and created a social media presence with a music page on Facebook and lnstagram. She found her way into the Eric Grant Band/Sugah Rush family in early 2019 after Eric discovered her Facebook music page. Since then, Jess has enjoyed the high-energy and exciting experiences performing at weddings, private parties and clubs with the band as well as the family-like relationships she has created with the band members.
Through work experience, education and personal interests, Mark has developed an elaborate and unique skill set. Phaneuf has toured around the Northeast, has a degree in Music Production and Engineering from Berklee College of Music, designed and built a 70 box concert loudspeaker rig and has extensive experience in live audio production. While working at Vacation Productions in Nashville, as a senior engineer he worked with the likes of The Dixie Chicks and Trace Adkins. Mark was also featured in EQ Magazine as the "Ace of Techs" in an article about Nashvilles legendary Ace of Clubs. Mark took some time off to record and tour with "The Diner Junkies and after moving back to New Hampshire he built Pheunk Farm Recording Studio in Silver Lake, NH. We're excited to have him on board!
Jeff Furlotte is a bassist with many years of experience. He has played with countless musicians across the New England area. Jeff has a lot of recording experience and has worked for local radio stations as a host and producer of musical parodies. He spent 7 years creating content for 2 popular shows on SiriusXM satellite radio.
Jeff brings a professional, high energy performance to every live show.
Meet Jessica Jarz, our latest member to the team. Jessica comes aboard as EGB’s wedding band, Sugah Rush’s, Drummer. Jessica started at an early age with drums as her passion. She has spent the last 15 years fulfilling her dreams as a freelance drummer all over the world. From Connecticut to Hawaii and Texas and back, she has worked with some of the hottest acts. She also spent a solid amount of time in her Church developing her chops and style in some of the biggest houses of worship. She later expanded her love of genres from hip hop to Latin, to reggae and, just recently, new country style. She is an amazing musician and you are missing out if you have not seen this girl power on stage! By the way, she also likes chocolate chip cookie sundaes ;)
2019 Winner: NECMO Band of the Year
2019 Winner: NECMO Vocal Group of the Year
2019 Winner: NECMO New Country Male Vocalist
2019 Winner: NECMO New Country Female Vocalist
2019 Winner: NECMO Song Of The Year(Who Would You See)
2015 Winner: New England Band of the Year
2015 Winner: New England Vocal Group of the Year
2015 Winner: New England Male New Country Vocalist
2015 Winner: New England Female New Country Vocalist
2012 Winner: NICS Vocal Group and Band of the Year
2012 Winner: NHCMA Song, CD, Vocal Group and Band of the Year
2012 Winner: Southwest Airlines "Calling All Musicians" Contest
2011 Winner: NACMAI New Country Band and Vocal Group of the Year
2010 Winner: NHCMA New Country Band, Vocal Group and Male Vocalist of the Year
2010 Winner: NECMO New Country Band, Vocal Group and Male Vocalist of the Year