This Vancouver Island guitarist represents a fusion of passion and creativity. Eric Barraclough blends metal, hip-hop, electronic, classical and world music into his originals (study's). Players I look up too and are recent influences are Thibault cauvin, Galina Vale, Saad mahmood jawad (Oud), Kytami (violin), Yamandu Costa, Carlo Domeniconi, Lulo and Django Reinhardt, Agustin Barrios, Villa-lobos, Bach, Mauro Giuliani, Montreal Guitar Trio, Patrick D.Olmstead, Adham Shaikh (dj), Anoushka Shankar to name a few ha ha!
Raised in Cedar, by the Sea, he has studied guitar abroad in South and Central America, Sri Lanka, Middle East as well as in his home land British Columbia, studying for years in the royal conservatory under Patrick d. Olmsted. He plays classical, requinto guitar, electric, and soon to be custom gabriola made Oud!!!