Eric Hyland is a Percussionist from Cheshire, Connecticut. His love of drumming started at a young age while watching his Grandmother and Grandfather perform with Drum Corps. At the age of 12, he received a drum kit for Christmas and his life changed forever. Since then, he has explored genres like rock, pop, jazz, funk, metal, electronica, and fusions of all of the above. Eric currently plays with Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Relative Souls, Free Play, Shakedown, and other various "pop-up" projects.
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1. Where in Connecticut did you grow up and when did you start playing the drums?
Grew up in Cheshire, Ct. I started playing drums at the age of 12 when my grandparents gave me a kit for christmas.
2. What is your favorite part of playing in a band?
My favorite part of playing in a band is the interaction between all the players and the audience. Everyone involved can change the course of a show, and its always interesting to see where it goes. Good or bad.
3. What advice do you have to any upcoming drummer?
Advice i would give to an upcoming drummer is, stay humble, be versatile, and practice more than you think you should.
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