When talking about ERIKA, it’s not really helpful to start with the ‘normal’ stuff. We could talk about where she is from and where she grew up and what her influences were but it’s not that easy to break ERIKA down into such small, convenient pigeon-Erika Footmanholes.

Instead, know this: Erika has emerged from a life coloured by the musical corners of London town and Japan. While it was initially opera and musical theatre in which she found her voice, as her birthdays passed she discovered the soundtrack to her early daydreams and pop greats such as Kylie and Carly Simon made their influence. Later ERIKA found herself as much at home with the 90s rave scene as she did with the heavy rock scene and from this union of diversity emerges a style of ‘epic pop’. But don’t get complacent, ERIKA is not all catchy riffs and bubblegum. There is a darkness to her songs that you don’t have to dig that deep to find.

On stage ERIKA is an icon of fashion and confidence and coupled with a vulnerability that is hard to ignore, it is really only in her performance that you can fully understand how interesting and impressive ERIKA is.


I am seriously seriously lucky as I have such amazing people around me that can help and support Erika Hazeme when they can… and I wish that one day I could pay them and do a string of gigs together…. Which got me thinking… I have been on tour with MIKA, SENSER, Skunk Anansie….But never with my own music… I think the longest is maybe 3 shows in a row… but how awesome would it be to get a few dates in the UK and go off to Europe and play in places I had previously visited with other artists… admittedly I would be doing this on a smaller scale…. but it would be for MY music!!! – Erika Footman

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