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DiMarzio and S.I.T Strings endorsed guitarist Eric Wirsing began his musical journey with piano at the age of five. Shortly after beginning piano, he also studied violin and drums. But at the age of 12 when Eric received his first electric guitar, he realized his true passion and path in his musical life and has not put it down since. In the 30 years since striking those first notes, he has been deeply involved in music.

Eric’s obsession for the guitar led him to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in 1999. After leaving Berklee with his future wife Julie Schreiber, they moved to Harrisburg, PA where Eric performed in the Julie Schreiber Band; sharing the stage with such acts as, Halestorm, Lowen & Navarro, the Badlees and many more. While in Central PA, Eric taught guitar and bass professionally for 20+ years. Eric advanced his own study of guitar through instruction from bebop/jazz guitar legend Pat Martino, as well as world renowned fusion guitarist Greg Howe. In 2008, Howe hired Eric to transcribe and design the official guitar tab book for his most well-known album, Introspection.

In 2015, Eric co-founded Central PA based RUSH tribute band Solar Federation, considered one of the premier RUSH tribute bands in United States. Solar Federation continues to perform today.

Eric now lives in New Jersey and in 2019 he attended ProgStock (International Progressive Rock Festival in Rahway, NJ) where he met Awaken keyboardist Andrew Colyer.  Eric expressed his interest in finding new opportunities in the area to Andrew which led to a full-time guitar position with Awaken.  He performed for the first time with Awaken in January 2020 at The Kingsland in Brooklyn, NY and is honored and humbled to be part of such a talented group of musicians.

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DiMarzio and S.I.T Strings endorsed guitarist Eric Wirsing began his musical journey with piano at the age of five. Shortly after beginning piano, he also studied violin and drums. But at the age of 12 when Eric received his first electric guitar, he realized his true passion and path in his musical life and has not put it down since. In the 30 years since striking those first notes, he has been deeply involved in music.

Eric’s obsession for the guitar led him to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in 1999. After leaving Berklee with his future wife Julie Schreiber, they moved to Harrisburg, PA where Eric performed in the Julie Schreiber Band; sharing the stage with such acts as, Halestorm, Lowen & Navarro, the Badlees and many more. While in Central PA, Eric taught guitar and bass professionally for 20+ years. Eric advanced his own study of guitar through instruction from bebop/jazz guitar legend Pat Martino, as well as world renowned fusion guitarist Greg Howe. In 2008, Howe hired Eric to transcribe and design the official guitar tab book for his most well-known album, Introspection.

In 2015, Eric co-founded Central PA based RUSH tribute band Solar Federation, considered one of the premier RUSH tribute bands in United States. Solar Federation continues to perform today.

Eric now lives in New Jersey and in 2019 he attended ProgStock (International Progressive Rock Festival in Rahway, NJ) where he met Awaken keyboardist Andrew Colyer.  Eric expressed his interest in finding new opportunities in the area to Andrew which led to a full-time guitar position with Awaken.  He performed for the first time with Awaken in January 2020 at The Kingsland in Brooklyn, NY and is honored and humbled to be part of such a talented group of musicians.