ABOUT ERICA

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Copyright © Erica Canales 2019

Erica Canales

Vocalist & Vocal Coach

Erica has been singing her whole life. Her mother remembers her belting Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” when she was only four. “I entered a lip-syncing competition and actually LOST POINTS because I wouldn’t stop singing with my own voice,” Erica recalls.


As her voice grew so did her hunger for different styles. At 13, she was studying classical music and musical theater in San Diego, where she lived with her military family. At 16, she was one of the youngest members of the San Diego Opera Chorus, where she performed in a four night sold out performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s AIDA. Her family’s Texas roots gave her a love of country music, defiant teenage years made her fall for classic rock and The Carpenters, while life in the urban center of San Diego infused her with a passion for blues, soul, hip-hop and R&B. At 19, she moved to Los Angeles to attend Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA. Living and performing in Los Angeles brought her diverse tastes together in one musical voice.


In 2014, she was asked to sing background vocals for "George Fest" the George Harrison Tribute Concert in Los Angeles, CA. There, she sang with Dhani Harrison, Ben Harper, Brandon Flowers (The Killers), Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips), Brian Wilson, Black Ryder, Ann Wilson and many more.


Erica toured with Brandon Flowers on his 2015-2016 Desired Effect World Tour and went on to tour with The Killers for their 2017-2018 Wonderful Wonderful World Tour.  She is currently touring with The Killers throughout 2019. Erica is also recording, singing and touring the US, Guatemala and Australia with her critically acclaimed vocal trio - The SongBirds.


• Featured & Backing Vocalist •
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| Tours/Live Performances include:

The Killers

Brandon Flowers

George Fest

Grace Potter

Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth

Meghan Trainor

Sara Watkins and many more |
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| Studio Credits include:

Gwen Stefani “You Make it Feel Like Christmas”

Until The Ribbon Breaks “My Love”

Dweezil Zappa “Via Zammata”

Brandon Flowers “I Can Change” and “Between Me & U"

The Killers "Land of the Free" and many more |