"My idea is to strengthen the live music scene in Adelaide and build a solid bridge between the general public and musicians."
So far, Eric's resume includes numerous popular bands, including The Revue, Proton Pill, The White Tree, The Belle-Phonics, The Ross Irwin Invitational All Star Big Band (AUS), The Adelaide University Big Band and The Mike Stuart Big Band to mention a few.
Eric has proudly played alongside Ross Wilson, Eddie Perfect, Don Burrows, Becky Cole, Libby O'Donovan, Ali McGregor, Don Rader, James Morrison, John Morrison, Dale Barlow, Emma Pask, Wycliffe Gordon, Rex Richardson, Adam Rapa, James Muller, Mike Stewart, Bruce Hancock, Dustan Cox, Mark Ferguson and Jon Hunt.
When he is not busy on the band stand, you can probably find Eric at other live music gigs, writing songs or having coffee with friends.
Eric 'Tooch' Santucci is an Adelaide-born musician with an ambition to become a household name. First and foremost, he is an outstanding vocalist, guitarist and trumpet player.
He has now branched into Venue Entertainment Management for two of Adelaide's busiest live music venues and is in charge of booking 12 acts per week!
In 2018 Eric released his first original album, entitled 'Whiskey Man', with much acclaim and success. He recorded it at the renowned Mixmasters studio, engineered by Tom Barnes, produced by Damien Steele-Scott and features some of South Australia's best musicians.
"I started taking trumpet lessons when I was 5 years old. My father used to play trumpet and from a young age I was able to produce a really clear tone."