Damian Erskine has been playing bass since just 6 years of age.
He has had the privilege of studying with such greats as Marc
Johnson, Victor Wooten (BNC 2001), Reggie Hamilton and Kai Eckhardt.
In addition to being a graduate of the Berklee College of Music,
Damian also had the privilege of being a 1st call Bass sub for
Kai Eckhardt while living in the San Francisco area. Being very
much a groove player, Damian also draws on his love of (and experience
playing) many forms of funk, jazz, latin, folk and all styles
of music. Equally at home just laying it down, Damian is also
in his element soloing or comping chordally. Pulling as many sounds
and textures from the instrument as necessary to add depth and
style to his music.
Damian is also the nephew of world-renowned drummer Peter Erskine
and spent the majority of his youth surrounded by many talented
and famous musicians (including a good number of Weather Report
concerts and even a few back stage lessons with Jaco!). Damian
has spent his life absorbing music from some of the greatest musicians
of our time and is currently living in Portland, Oregon continuing
to do what he loves... Playing great music with great people for
a living! Damian endorses & uses Aguilar amps & cabs,
D'Addario strings and (of course) Zon basses.
Zon bass(es) of choice: