A QUICK INTRODUCTION TO THE BLUESMAN 

                                

Anglo-Italian pianist and singer Eric Ranzoni, also known as "The Rockin' Roman", is a full-time musician. 

Born in the swinging London of 1969 he spent the majority of his life between Rome and Milan. Since moving back to London in 2003 Eric has gained a reputation as an outstanding Blues pianist, but versatile in other styles too, with a distinctive singing style and a knack to entertain a crowd.

Solo or with other top musicians Eric performs regularly in many venues in London and the UK, with frequent stints abroad.

Since 2009 Eric Ranzoni's also been the European pianist for Chicago singer Mud Morganfield, the eldest son of Blues legend Muddy Waters.

With Mud Eric has appeared on TV show 'Later with Jools Holland' on the BBC (pic below) and played most of the major Blues/Jazz festivals in Europe, opening or sharing the bill with artists such as Sting, John Mayall, Herbie Hancock, Santana, Robert Cray, Jack Bruce, Robert Plant, Van Morrison.

Over the years Eric has had the privilege of sharing the stage with well known names, such as Ray Cooper (percussionist with Elton John, Eric Clapton, George Harrison), Jools Holland, Otis Grand, Buddy Whittington, Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters guitarist), Charlie Musselwhite, Lurrie Bell, Big Joe Louis, Bill  Hurley (of 'The Inmates'), UK top band 'The Cadillac Kings', Chas Hodges (of Chas & Dave), boogie woogie stars Ben Waters & Axel Zwingenberger, Graham Walker (drummer with BB. King, Gary Moore), Italian singer Gepi & Gepi and many, many more...

                         Below an interview by Richard Pite, Boisdale's Music Director