SO WHO NEEDS MONEY AND FANCY PUBLIC RELATION FIRMS WHEN YOU GOT TALENT?

LITTLE MISS ERIN EILEEN HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE HER DEBUT AT THE RICE HARVEST FESTIVAL AT THE AGE OF 14.

WITH A NEW IMAGE AND A NEW ATTITUDE ERIN RELEASED HER NEW SINGLE SOUND OF GOODBYE July 29th WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY DOUG DRIESEL OF ARKANSAS. ERIN TEAMED UP WITH LAKE PARADISE RECORDING STUDIOS TO PRODUCE HER SECOND ALBUM, BACK ROAD COUNTRY SOUL, WITH A SECOND UPBEAT SINGLE TO BE RELEASED SOON.

THROUGH SELF-PROMOTION AND A LOT OF HARD WORK, ERIN HAS MANAGED TO ATTRACT ATTENTION ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA AND CONTACTS MADE A LONG HER JOURNEY TO SUCCESS. THIS LITTLE COWGIRL IS HOMEGROWN AND TEXAS OWNED. SHE IS THE REAL THING! ERIN IS NOT THE PRODUCT OR PROMOTION OF RICH PARENTS THAT ARE ABLE TO HIRE EXPENSIVE NEW YORK OR NASHVILLE PUBLIC RELATION FIRMS. ERIN EILEEN IS A FULL TIME TEACHER WITH BILLS TO PAY AND WORKS 24/7 TO PRODUCE AND PROMOTE HER MUSIC. “I WANT PEOPLE TO ENJOY MY MUSIC AND RESPECT ME FOR WHO I AM…I SING A LITTLE COUNTRY WITH A WHOLE LOT OF SOUL. I’VE BEEN TOLD THAT MAY NOT FIT THE TOP 40 COUNTRY FORMATS, BUT I’M HERE TO PROVE THEM WRONG!”

WITH HER SASS AND ENERGY, ERIN EDER’S RICH VOCALS HAVE BEEN COMPARED TO LEANNE RIMES AND LEGENDARY PATSY CLINE. ERIN EDER’S STRONG, SULTRY VOICE BREAKS THROUGH TO COMPLIMENT HER UPBEAT COUNTRY MUSIC WITH A LOT OF SOUL. SHE IS DETERMINED TO PROVE THAT A BIG STAR DOESN’T HAVE TO COME FROM BIG GLAMOROUS, FAR AWAY PLACES, AND PLANS TO FOLLOW THE FOOTSTEPS OF OTHER LOCAL CELEBRITIES LIKE CLINT BLACK AND RENEE ZELLWEGER AND BECOME THE NEXT BIG THING TO COME OUT OF LITTLE KATY, TEXAS!

ERIN’S MUSICAL TALENT DATES BACK TO HER FAMILY’S CREATION OF KATY CREATIVE ARTS (WEST HOUSTON CHARTER SCHOOL), THE FIRST PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL IN HOUSTON. THE SCHOOL BECAME A CENTER FOR FINE ARTS FOR CHILDREN. CURRENTLY, ERIN DEDICATES HER TIME NOT ONLY TO PERFORMING MUSIC BUT TEACHING THEATRE, DANCE AND MUSIC TO CHILDREN. ERIN’S POSITIVE APPROACH TO EDUCATION HAS SET AN EXAMPLE AS A ROLE MODEL FOR HER STUDENTS. THEY TOO, ENJOY SINGING, DANCING AND PERFORMING WITH THEIR FAVORITE TEACHER, ERIN EDER.

ERIN IS CURRENTLY PROMOTING HER NEW SINGLE WITH A RADIO TOUR THROUGHOUT TEXAS, THE US AND EUROPE.
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Little Miss Erin Eileen has come a long way since her debut at The Rice Harvest

Erin Eileen

Erin Eileen

Festival at the age of 14.

With a new image and a new attitude Erin will release her new Single Sound Of Goodbye July 29th written and produced By Doug Driesel Of Arkansas. Erin teamed up with lake paradise recording studios to produce her second album, Back Road Country Soul. Erin Eder has proven to be one of the youngest seasoned performers In Katy, Texas.

Erin was introduced to country music by Houston entertainer and songwriter Randy Meadows. With his talent and expertise, Erin began entertaining crowds with her upbeat renditions of “Mustang Sally” and “Johnny B. Goode”. It did not take long for Randy’s respect for Willie Nelson and his music to rub off on Erin. Suddenly, Erin began performing a different kind of “crazy”.

Erin Eder’s rich vocals have been compared to Leanne Rimes and legendary Patsy Cline. Erin Eder’s strong, sultry voice breaks through to compliment her upbeat country music with a lot of soul. She is determined to prove that a big star doesn’t have to come from big glamorous, faraway places, and plans to follow the footsteps of other local celebrities like Clint Black and Renee Zellweger and become the next big thing to come out of little Katy, Texas!

Erin’s musical talent dates back to her family’s creation of Katy Creative Arts (West Houston Charter School), the first public charter school in Houston. The school became a center for fine arts for children with artistic interests. Currently, Erin dedicates her time not only to performing music but teaching theatre, dance and music to children. Erin’s positive approach to education has set an example as a role model for her students. They too, enjoy singing, dancing and performing with their favorite teacher, Erin Eder.

Recently, Erin has been seen promoting Toby Keith’s Bar and Grill at West Oaks Mall with radio station 93q. She also entertained crowds at the HLSR Cook-Off with Ritch’s Raiders.

Something for Everyone in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

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The setup:
A series of musical vignettes about relationships springs into comic life as polished material is mined for laughs by talented actors, who find the laughs and deliver them -- in spades.

 

The execution:
There's little mystery to the success and broad appeal of this long-running, widely-produced musica. It chronicles the trials and tribulations of dating -- the angst of waiting by the phone, the concern about performance, the marriage jitters, the impact of children and all the far-too-familiar pitfalls and joys that go with the battle of the sexes. But it does so with such good humor and grace that we see ourselves up there onstage, as memories of just such experiences come flooding back. Originally done with four actors playing the myriad characters in its long off-Broadway run, here we have three men and four women winning our hearts and our laughter.

Gregory Magyar plays a dad when one is called for, and his dynamic energy, expressive face and body language enhance his lines and performance. Lisa Connolly plays the occasional Mother with relish and deft comic timing. Both are great in "Single Guy," one of my many favorites. Cory Kelley plays everything from a bridegroom to a widower cruising funerals for pick-ups, and does so with panache, even keeping the charm alive as a fumbling tennis player. Chris Mason plays the younger yearners-for-affection, and has great reactions and smooth deadpan glances. Brittney Thorne is a lovely bride, and is superb in nailing the role of a divorcee recording her first dating video, a piece of brilliant writing. Bethany Smith gives a stunning performance as the phone-waiter whose phone actually rings -- and she can sell a song. Lauren Bowler plays a bridesmaid (never a bride) and captures the complexity of the character -- and she turns a walk-on as a video operator into a scene-stealer. India Aquino provides the compelling music on a keyboard, and does it justice. Neophyte director Erin Eder marshals her troops with astonishingly professional flair, and the many scene changes were done adroitly with the help of rotating flats and, yes, a turntable. I felt a few of the props might be upgraded, and the theater itself has earmarks of a work in progress, and it needs more signage to help find it in a multi-use compound. Sharing the credit for the evening's success of course are writer Joe DiPietro for book and lyrics, and composer Jimmy Roberts, the duo whose seamless synergy created this comic masterpiece.

The verdict:
A contemporary musical classic is brought to vibrant and exhilarating life by wonderful acting, singing and skilled direction, creating perfect entertainment for everyone from teenagers to those living on memories -- don't miss it.

Through Oct. 2, Encore Players at Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center, 2501 S. Mason Rd, Katy, 281-829-2787.

 

 

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Erin Eder

 

Erin Eder was introduced to music at an early age singing along with oldies on her mother’s car radio. By the age of ten, she graduated tomusicals and began singing at local festivals and talent shows. At the ripe old age of fourteen, Erin eventually found herself on the main stage at the Katy Rice Harvest Festival, performing her first recorded singles, “Crazy for You” and “Drifter” written by William Matthews and Mason Granade.  While performing professionally in local clubs and private parties, Erin was introduced to country music by Houston entertainer and songwriter Randy Meadows. With his talent and expertise, Erin began entertaining crowds with her upbeat renditions of “Mustang Sally” and “Johnny B. Goode”. 
It did not take long for Randy’s respect for Willie Nelson and his music to rub off on Erin. Suddenly, Erin began performing a different kind of “Crazy”. Erin’s interpretation of “Since You’ve Been Gone” written by Randy Meadows is a perfect example of how country music has enriched her level of vocal performance. Erin Eder’s rich vocals have been compared to Leanne Rimes and legendary Patsy Cline. Erin Eder’s strong, sultry voice breaks through to compliment her upbeat country music with a lot of soul.  She is determined to prove that a big star doesn’t have to come from big glamorous, far away places, and plans to follow the footsteps of other local celebrities like Clint Black and Renee Zellweger and become the next big thing to come out of little Katy, Texas! Recently, Erin signed with Tate Music Group and has recorded “Breakthrough” a complete album featuring music written by local entertainer Randy Meadows.  Music by Katy songwriter, Floyd Callen and New Orlean’s blues artist Burton Gaar will also be highlighted on the album.  With a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Sam Houston State University, Erin plans to continue performing professionally throughout the state of Texas and beyond. Currently, you can find Erin performing in the surrounding Houston area with Randy Meadows. Erin’s single “Say Goodbye” has recently been released to Texas radio stations.  We hope to see her on the Texas Music Charts soon! Erin Eder was introduced to music at an early age singing along with oldies on her mother’s car radio. By the age of ten, she graduated tomusicals and began singing at local festivals and talent shows. 

 

 

Erin at RHF
Area native stars in 'The Best Little Whorehouse' By Tracy Dang Times Managing Editor Published: Wednesday, July 8, 2009 8:57 AM CDT A Katy native has landed a role in a musical production that debuts this weekend at the Country Playhouse in Houston. Erin Eder, 19, is playing Viola Mae, one of Mona Stangley’s working girls in “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” The musical is based on a true story about Texas’ most famous brothel. The Chicken Ranch begins feeling the heat when a reporter begins investigating the operation, and Mona must do what she can to protect the girls and the respected members of the town. “(My character) is very sultry,” Eder said. “She wants to be an up-and-coming star, but she doesn’t have any money. Mona gave her the job, and that’s her way of becoming a star.” Eder’s friends told her about the play, and she decided to audition for a part. “I chose this because of the music selection,” she said. “I have a very soul/country voice mixture, and it’s more of my style. It’s more natural to sing because I’m from Texas and hearing country is second nature to me. “My body type also helps. My mother was like, ‘You’re perfect for the part.’ I can look the part if I needed to.” Though Eder is currently a junior majoring in theater at Sam Houston State University, she began her career in entertainment at a very young age. “When I was very, very little, my mom could tell that I could sing because I didn’t know how to say anything except ‘la la,’ and I had this humongous voice that you wouldn’t hear from a little girl. “I was in dancing for a while, and she actually made a school for me so I can get all my school requirements and still dance and sing at the same time. From then on, I’ve just always continued it.” Eder has appeared on the Katy Visual and Performing Arts stage as Hope Langston in “Something’s Afoot” and has played Adelaide in “Guys and Dolls” and Helen in “The Miracle Worker.” In her spare time, she performs with her band, Eder-Mace. Each year, she joins Ritch’s Raiders as a featured vocalist at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Cook-Off and continues to perform in her hometown at the Katy Rice Harvest Festival. For Eder, getting the part in “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” was a dream come true. “I was very excited,” she said. “When I was young, it was fun, but now, I can really understand it and learn from each role. “This is definitely a stepping stone for me. I do have a very big vocal career, and I love acting on my own. But career-wise, this is very big for me.” The musical will run July 10-25 at the Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury, located in Town and Country Village. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. There are also performances Thursday, July 16 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. But cast members are doing more than just entertain show goers. Country Playhouse is hosting a “fan drive” to collect new and used fans and small air conditioners to donate to Sheltering Arms Senior Services. The organization assists approximately 56,000 seniors and caregivers in the Greater Houston area, providing transportation, adult day care, case management and housing and energy management assistance.
Entertainment/Live Music The Eder-Mace Band Erin Eder is determined to prove that a big star doesn't have to come from a big glamorous, or faraway place. Along with her fellow band mates in the Eder-Mace Band, she plans to follow in the footsteps of other local celebrities like Renee Zellwegger, Clint Black, and Frank Bielec and become the next big thing to come out of little Katy, Texas. READY TO ROCK AND ROLL From weddings to birthday parties, banquets to anniversaries, church services to community events, she has been performing in public for about six years. Her first big performance was about one year ago, when she played at the Houston Hot Sauce Festival. Then, her band was known as the Eder-Matthews band and consisted of Erin, Chris and Ben Matthews. Since then, Eder's mother and booking manager, Joy Guercio, says Chris and Ben became too busy with school activities to continue playing gigs and had to leave the band. However, Eder started receiving many offers to play different gigs and wanted to continue performing. She turned to a group of seasoned adult musicians who normally play with their own bands for help. and from there the Eder-Mace Band was formed. "The Cherokee Country Band and the Mason Granade Band offered their services to help Erin fill her many gigs since last March," said Guercio. The name Eder-Mace comes from combining Erin's last name with the last name of her favorite voice coach, Elizabeth Mace. ENTERTAINING THE CROWD Recently, she performed at the Texas Opry Jamboree and rocked the house with Johnny B. Goode. She also performed at the Rice Harvest Festival treating the crowd to a lot of old rock 'n roll and some current pop music. With a soul sultry voice that works well with R & B, she is an entertainer that can keep an event fun-feeling and alive. "I feel like I bring a lot of excitement," Eder says. "I know how to entertain a crowd and consider myself very social and energetic." Kayce Hayes booked the band for a wedding and was impressed with the band's talent and energy. With multiple singers, she says the band was extremely diverse so they were able to accommodate several requests. "They were wonderful," Hayes says. "There were many compliments on the band. Everyone in the band was musically talented." MUSICAL INFLUENCES Eder's musical influences range everywhere from Led Zeppelin to Keith Urban and Steely dan. Some of her favorite performers include Christina Augilera and Kelly Clarkson. In Addition to the Eder-Mace Band, she is also active with her church band at Crosspoint Community Church. Currently, she attends Calvin Nelms High School Northwest in Hempstead. She also takes courses at Blinn College for voice and musical theater. At 16, she will graduate in May and plans to attend Texas State University and major inmusical theater. "I love anything to do with theater," she says. For now, the Eder-Mace Band is looking toward to performing at a Mardi Gras gig in February in Galveston where she will perform with Mason Granade.
archives|Katy Sun News Print | E-mail | Comment (No comments posted.) | Text Size Theater troop sends up detective yarns in 'Something's Afoot' Cody Swiger plays Dr.Grayburn; Donna Daniels plays Lady Grace Manley-Prowe; Erin Eder plays Hope; and Rob Pounds plays Nigel, in “Something’s Afoot.” From staff reports Published: 09.03.08 In “Something’s Afoot,” the musical send-up of Agatha Christie and detective stories, one thing is certain: the butler didn’t do it. In the play, which will be presented by Katy Community Theatre on Sept. 26-27 and Oct. 3-4, the butler -- that tried and true suspect in many detective stories of the past -- is the first one to die. The play tells the story of 10 people stranded in an isolated English country house during a storm. Beginning with the death of Clive, the butler, the remaining guests are picked off one by one. Meanwhile, the surviving guests race to discover who’s killing everyone and why. Information WHAT: Katy Community Theatre presents “Something’s Afoot” WHEN: 8 p.m., Sept. 26-27, Oct. 3-4. WHERE: Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center in Katy, 2501 S. Mason Road, #290 TICKETS: $12 INFO: 281-829-2787
Katy Native Eder Returns Home to Rock and Roll at Rice Festival Erin Eder will be appearing with Randy Meadows at the Rice Harvest Festival in Katy, Texas on October 13, 2007, from 11 am -12 noon. Erin Eder is a native of Katy and attended Katy Creative Arts where her mother was superintendent. Erin is presently attending Sam Houston State University in Hunstsville majoring in musical theatre.
Press Reviews Raising A Voice Katy Courier 8/20/05 "Behind many successful musicians, there's often supportive parents. Jessica Simpson's father Joe quit his youth ministry to manage both daughters." "...Katy resident Joy Guercio said she wouldn't mind doing the same for her own daughter, Erin Eder..." "And like Joe Simpson, Guercio turned to the church to jump-start her daughter's musical career..." Coming........December 2006 Katy Magazine
Theater brings 'something afoot' to Katy By Jerrel Cameron Times Reporter Friday, September 5, 2008 2:45 PM CDT Cast members raise their glasses to toast, in “Something’s Afoot,” Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center's murder mystery musical scheduled for Sept. 26-27 and Oct. 3-4. (KVPAC photo) Katy Community Theatre introduces, “Something's Afoot,” a murder mystery musical set at a 1930s British estate. The Katy Community Theatre is an all-volunteer, nonprofit community group that focuses on producing quality theatre for the Katy area through the Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center. “Something's Afoot,” is an entertaining satire of the Agatha Christie mysteries and musical styles of the past. In this musical mystery, 10 people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm. One by one, they are picked off by cleverly fiendish devices. As the bodies pile up in the library, survivors frantically race to uncover the identity and motivation of the cunning culprit. All actors, directors and designers are members of the Katy community that have been involved in theater in Katy or around the Houston area. Director Jill Manser moved to Katy six years ago from Denver, Colo. There she was director, producer and stage manager for many Denver area productions. “Our fall production of 'Something's Afoot,' offers an upbeat evening of musical comedy that’s fun for everyone,” Manser said. “It’s often the case that community theater endeavors are brought to life by a group of individuals who hold a genuine love of the theater and are willing to contribute countless hours and commitment for just a few nights of performances.” The cast includes Amanda Barker as Lettie, Adam Turner as Flint, De’Karr Bradshaw as Clive, Erin Eder as Hope, Cody Swiger as Dr. Grayburn, Rob Pounds as Nigel, Donna Daniels as Lady Grace Manley-Prowe, Phil Pettey as Colonel Gilweather, Jayson Hlus as Geoffrey and Elizabeth Mace as Miss Tweed. The music and lyrics were by James McDonald, David Vos and Robert Golach. The production will run Sept. 26-27 and Oct. 3-4 at 8 p.m. “This show was an easy choice. It’s just good old-fashioned fun,” Manser said. With much of the production being local talent, Manser describes everyone’s talents and experience as “exceptional and dedicated beyond compare.” Aside from directing, Manser is also a freelance writer and mother of two future thespian daughters. Performances will be held at the Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center at 2501 South Mason Road. Tickets are $12, and group rates are available for 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased by calling 281-829-2787 or online at www.kvpac.org.

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