The name of the band comes from a street in East London. Dennis was up
in London in a traffic jam on the Mile End Road when he looked up and
saw a sign saying Eric Street.That was it, the name of
Dennis met Neil when The Southside Blues Band went in to No Machine
Studios to record some demos. Dennis asked Neil if he would help him
produce a song as a tribute to a man who had helped the band.
The association didn't stop at one song and with three albums under his
belt and spending most of his time in the studio, Dennis thought it best
to disband The Southside Blues Band.
With similar musical tastes, Dennis and Neil decided to get some
like-minded musicians together to play some of their favourite blues
songs.They decided to get some gigs and as an experiment record one of
them just to see what it sounded like. It turned out so well that they
decided to release an album of the material.
The Route To the Blues followed this as the bands first studio album,
acclaimed by Blues Matters magazine as " mature, polished and well
The next album, "The Journey" received great reviews, Blues in Britain
said,"The Journey is a masterpiece of punchy, tobacco stained blues