STM’s Sarah Minazzo had a great chat with Eric Stuart ( ahead of SUPANOVA Comic-Con and Gaming coming up fast in Sydney and Perth
Brooklyn born and raised singer/songwriter Eric Stuart is a special blend of talent. He has successfully combined the world of music, voice acting and directing for many years. Besides starring in hit shows, including Pokémon (Brock, James) and Yu-Gi-Oh! (Seto Kaiba), Eric has toured with such rock legends as Peter Frampton, Ringo Starr, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jethro Tull, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Dave Mason, Julian Cope, Dave Davies, The Alarm, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, and Jeffrey Gaines.
The Eric Stuart Band released their sixth album, Lipstick and Barbed Wire, in June 2013, featuring Grammy winning guitarist Peter Frampton. In April 2015 they released a 4-song EP titled Character.
In the summer of 1997, Eric’s classic rock and roll style was noticed by RingoStarr who invited him to open the Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band tour, featuring Peter Frampton, Jack Bruce (Cream), Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) and Simon Kirke (Bad Company). That exposure served as a springboard for Eric to open for the Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Paul Rodgers tour that same summer. Since then, Eric Stuart has been touring on a regular basis, including two U.S. tours with Peter Frampton. In 2000, Frampton produced Eric’s next album, Blue, Dressed In Black, along with John Regan and Harvey Jay Goldberg.
Now living in Nashville, Eric’s songwriting talents have given him the opportunity to begin co-writing with some of Nashville’s finest songwriters. The band’s great live show of all original, guitar-driven rock/pop has made the Eric Stuart Band a must-see in the area.
Other projects in Eric’s impressive career are Viva Pinata, Ultimate Muscle, Dinosaur King, Kirby, Slayers, Chaotic, Sonic X, TMNT, GoGoRiki, One Piece, F-Zero, Magical DoReMi, Fighting Foodons, Shaman King, Descendants Of Darkness, Labyrinth Of Flames, Valkyrie Profile, Tama And Friends, and voicing many national radio and TV commercials and audiobook narrations.
Animation, Gaming Legends & More Join Supanova’s June Lineup for Sydney and Perth
An animation and gaming overload is heading for Supanova Comic Con & Gaming’s Sydney (21–23 June) and Perth (29–30 June) events, with the latest Supa-Star guest announcements boasting talent from Overwatch, Dragon Ball Z, Metal Gear Solid and so much more.
Best known as Overwatch video game hero Genji, Japanese-born Gaku Space will visit both cities next month, while Dragon Ball Super: Broly legends Chris Sabat and Sean Schemmel, aka Vegeta and Goku, and will make a special appearance in Sydney, thanks to Madman.
Metal Gear Solid voice actors Paul Eiding (Colonel Roy Campbell) and David Hayter (Solid Snake) will appear at both shows, courtesy of Armoured Heaven, with both talents sharing a jaw-dropping list of credit
The screenwriter of X-Men (2000), X-Men 2 (2003), and Watchmen (2009), Hayter has recently featured as King Shark on The Flash and Supergirl, while Eiding has secured himself the title of ‘pop culture icon’ through his roles as Perceptor from the original Transformer series and film, alongside credits in Diablo, Ben 10 and more.
After winning over crowds at Supanova earlier this year, the stars of Mad Max will return with Steve Bisley (Max’s right-hand man, Goose) and Hugh Keays-Byrne (original villain Toecutter AND Immortan Joe in Mad Max: Fury Road) signing on for both shows and joined by co-star Paul Johnstone (Cundalini) in Sydney.
Turning a page to the literary side of things, recent Aurealis Award-winning authors Lynette Noni (The Medoran Chronicles, Whisper series) and Maria Lewis (The Witch Who Courted Death, It Came From The Deep, Who’s Afraid?) have been announced, while comic book lovers are treated to Simon Bisley (Lobo, Batman/Judge Dredd, ABC Warriors), Jeff Weigel (The Phantom, The Sphinx, Dragon Girl: The Secret Valley), Donny Cates (Venom, Thanos, Doctor Strange), Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man, Champions) and Megan Hutchison (Rockstars, Will O’ the Wisp, Vesna).
Unfortunately, due to other commitments, Alan Tudyk, Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum and Vanessa Marshall have had to cancel their scheduled appearances in Sydney and Perth.
Supanova is a celebration of fandom, where the worlds of film and television, fantasy, comic books, anime, sci-fi, cartoons, books, gaming and collectables comes to life! There’s something for everyone, including ‘cosplay’ (costume-role play), fan clubs, musical performances, creative master classes, celebrity Q&As, wrestling, tournaments, competitions and an expo full of shopping possibilities.
Other guests scheduled to attend include:
Stephen Amell (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, TMNT: Out of the Shadows)
Robbie Amell (The Flash, The Tomorrow People)
David Ramsey (Arrow, The Flash, Dexter)
Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie)
Barbara Feldon (Get Smart)
Dawn Wells (Gilligan’s Island)
Italia Ricci (Supergirl, Designated Survivor)
Dan Green (Yu-Gi-Oh!, Sonic)
Eric Stuart (Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Shannon McCormick (Red vs. Blue, RWBY)
Bryce Papenbrook (Attack on Titan)
SUPANOVA BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Supanova Comic Con & Gaming began in Sydney in 2002 as a completely home-grown Australian production showcasing sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, gaming, anime, manga, cosplay and much more. The brainchild of Founder & Event Director, Daniel Zachariou, Supanova is run by diverse and passionate individuals drawn from their respective genre fields of obsession thus making them the perfect team to deliver these events. Supanova takes place in six cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast), and is Australia’s leading and largest event of its kind with close to 200,000 fans expected to attend the Supanova events in 2019.
Supanova is a celebration of pop culture created by the Supanova family, for your family, to “bring out the inner geek” in fans of all ages.
Sydney: June 21-23, 2019 | Sydney Showground, Olympic Park
Perth: June 29-30, 2019 | Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
TICKETS: On sale now through Moshtix.
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