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Eric Schermerhorn is an American guitarist and composer. Born 11 April 1961 in Massachusetts, he has since lived in New York City and Los Angeles. He played with Iggy Pop on the American Caesar and Naughty Little Doggie albums, and David Bowie on the Tin Machine It's My Life.. tour (as background vocalist and guitarist), and appeared in the video and live record Oy Vey Baby.
He later played with They Might Be Giants on Factory Showroom, Severe Tire Damage and Mono Puff's It's Fun To Steal. He also played with Seal and appeared in the video release One Night to Remember. He also has recorded with Melissa Etheridge and Ric Ocasek. He also wrote and recorded with Richard Butler of the Psychedelic Furs.
Since 1995, starting with the work on the album Hanky Panky, he became the guitarist for the band The The, replacing Johnny Marr. In 1998 he wrote and recorded Living in the Present Future with Eagle Eye Cherry, son of jazz trumpeter Don Cherry. He played with A1, María Gabriela Epúmer's band, in 1996, recorded the album Señorita Corazon. In 1999 and 2000, with Matt Johnson of The The, he co-wrote, recorded and toured the "Naked Self" record, accompanied by Earl Harvin on drums and Spencer Campbell on bass. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2001 he wrote for Jason Jason Mraz's first album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come. Working with Linda Perry, he wrote and recorded for Pink's Try This CD.
He joined Seal's band, and in 2003 wrote and recorded the System album as well as Seal's Live in Paris album and DVD. Sheryl Crow covered a song he co-wrote with Brian Mcleod and Bill Botrell called "Shine over Babylon", for her Detours album.
He has a production company called "CHIMP" with Pete Min, the producer of "Airborne Toxic Event" in Los Angeles.