ERIKA emerged from a life coloured by the musical corners of London and Japan. Crafting beautiful and innovative pop, the mood can switch from haunting to joyous and from hope to despair from verse to verse.
Her voice has also caught the attention of some very established artists. She toured with MIKA as his backing singer, provided backing vocals, keyboards & percussion for Skunk Anansie on their recent European Tour (2017) and recorded a guest vocal on two tracks with #1 UK artist, Bastille.
ERIKA is a huge fan of connectivity and interaction and so she has collaborated with Avant-Garde Japanese designer, Kei Kagammi. The dress he made brought her ideas to light. The dress using a type of velcro would be designed every night by the crowd. With the finale being a belt that attached to one hundred and twenty people spanning ten metres, bringing the audience and artist, together, as one. She is currently working with avant-garde sound artist, Sam Topley using conductive thread to create sound and noise through pom-poms for her live show, throwing a pompom out on stage which triggers sounds making the audience member part of the band.
Looking around at the faces facing stageward for the duration of ERIKA’s set, I couldn’t spot a single distracted or daydreaming man or woman. ERIKA can emote like a classically-trained actor, dissolving the artist-audience boundary by living every moment with a complete lack of inhibition and dragging all onlookers into that space alongside her. Unlike those world-class actors, however, ERIKA’s performance is one hundred percent real. www.themusicalmeltingpot.com