Son of multi platinum recording artist and Chicago's very own Ral Donner, who influenced such legends as John Lennon and Robert Plant among countless others, Erik has played to thousands of people across the U.S., England, Italy, Spain, Norway and Denmark. Playing professionally since 2000, he has toured the globe playing drums with Chicago Power Pop legends Enuff Z'nuff and from 2007-2014, fronted his own Chicago based cover band Trash Martini, as their lead singer/guitarist/drummer. In the spring of 2014, Erik rejoined Enuff Z'nuff as their full time drummer and toured the world once again with them before stepping out of the band to focus on his solo show and more exciting local opportunities. Aside from his One Man Band show, you can also find Erik hosting an Open Mic / Live Band Karaoke Night around Chicagoland during the week. Last year, Erik had a 6 month run, booked as the One Man Rock Band, at the famous Rockit Bar & Grill in downtown Chicago. Now, you can regularly find him at places like Adobe Gilas in Rosemont, Brio Tuscan Grille in Lombard, Basecamp Pub and Eatery in Lisle, Potter's Place in Naperville as well as Four Winds Casinos in New Buffalo, MI and South Bend, IN. Having played an astounding 1,000+ shows in the past 4 years and his One Man Show ever evolving, Erik sees no signs of slowing down in 2018. 


With years of experience under his belt, you won't find a more qualified, dignified or electrified person to entertain at your corporate event, bar, casino, wedding or private party!

Erik's Story