Official Bio (courtesy of Eric Stinnett)
Eric Stinnett is a soulful R&B singer born and raised in Dallas, Texas. While his looks may be reminiscent of the R&B singer Joe, he sounds more like his other influences: Brian McKnight, D'Angelo, Anthony Hamilton, Maxwell, Raphael Saadiq and others from the Neo-Soul movement.
Like many other great soul singers, he too honed his early musical gifts singing in the church. He excelled at trombone while playing in several jazz groups and ensembles at the high school & collegiate level. It was there where he discovered a love for jazz and began weaving it into his own gospel and soul-inspired vocal style.
His latest project, "Chocolate Soul", embodies this new sound in his live-recorded EP. The first single, "Whiplash" has been getting rotation on Internet radio and in the UK ever since debuting in the Atlanta International Soul Summit 2007. During the conference, "Whiplash" received accolades from industry professionals such as Platinum-selling Singer/Songwriter/Vocal Arranger Kipper Jones and made an impression on many others.