Erik Simins

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Writing and singing music since he was 10 years old, a platform was formed that helped launch the career of Toronto singer songwriter Erik Simins. Ultimately performing his own material has led to the creation of his new album “ Please do not disturb”.

Influenced heavily by the great talents of James Ingram, Earth Wind and Fire, Hall & Oates, Eric Clapton, James Taylor and Prince, Erik’s quest to develop his song writing combined with his formal training in vocals, piano & guitar, has helped him produce a unique highbred of R&B, pop and folk.

The release of Erik’s first full-length album “Please Do Not Disturb” is a mixture of smooth sonically adept mixes and slick alive beats. Collaborating with Juno Award nominee and producer Adam Messinger has resulted in his first hit single “Parents House” that has already received extensive airplay on Canada’s number one urban music station Flow 93.5, considerable recognition across Canada’s Commercial Hit Radio circuit and a spot on Flow’s last two urban Soul compilations.

The album and “Parents House” are being added to FM radio globally. The music video released in conjunction with the single is bringing Erik significant rotation on MuchMusic, MuchVibe and MTV Canada. “Parent’s House” has since topped major play on commercial and independent radio in Canada and created a solid foundation to launch Erik to the world.

Beating out a pool of successful songwriters, “Parent’s House” was selected for the feature track of “Making It Big”, a television show that debuted in Spring to over 35 million households across Canada and the United States. With a number of cameo appearances on the series, Erik was given the opportunity to demonstrate his talents to a much larger audience, guaranteeing him the exposure to gain new fans on an international scale.

Coupled with rave reviews and hit songs, the album has been hailed with numerous gold and silver design awards at the New York Festival for CD design and the Art Director of Canada Design Show.

In 2007 the album charted globally and was top 40 on iTunes, went top 40 on the Australian National ARIA chart and went top 20 on the AIR Independent Charts. The album is one of RnB's top creepers for 2009. "There are just so many great tracks in this collection of songs it is hard to pick a favourite" as Erik says.

Erik is out now on Blue Pie for the world. His hot new single " Lets Roll " is out now at all leading digital retailers on the planet. This is the third single to be lifted from his debut album " Please do not disturb "

Erik has toured through Europe in 2005 and was asked to perform live on the legendary Carnaby St., London, England where a week prior both John Legend and Kanye West blessed the stage. Live interviews with South London’s 101.4 Bounce FM and Solar Radio helped continue to build his international fan base. Australian tour dates will be announced shortly.

Rated the number one R&B/Soul artist on with “The way I see it” being added to MGS’s compilation disk distributed throughout Miami, Florida, Erik’s popularity skyrocketed with i-Tunes recognizing his hit potential, placing him not only on their Canadian roster, but on their U.S. and European sites.

Blue Pie Productions are releasing the album world wide with a major marketing and promotional campaign. Erik Simins is distributed for the world by Blue Pie. You can get the album at all leading digital retailers on the planet or ask for the album by name at all leading retailers around the world.

Erik will be announcing tour dates from 2010. Keep checking his website and my space pages for details and the latest news.