Eric Pillai’s tryst with music began at the age of 12 triggered by a featured Solid State Logic (SSL) mixing console in The Police’s ‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’ – a revelation which turned significant when introduced to his first musical instrument—the guitar; hence marking the beginning his journey.
Following his inclination, Eric made way to London to study guitar (3/5/6/8 grades) with Rock School Ltd, the guitar institute, consequently meeting John Mizzarolli and thereon pursuing a diploma in sound engineering from the City of Westminster College (Paddington) from 1993-1996. On arrival in Mumbai, he worked at ‘Galactica’ for eight months; till he joined ‘Spectral Harmony’ as a third assistant in March ’1997.
In 1999, though still working with the studio, he recorded and mixed Euphoria’s Phir Dhoom’ independently which was a start of his personal clientele. By 2003, he had become the Technical Director /Chief Engineer of the outfit.
In a bizarre sequence of events, while vacationing in goa a freak accident burnt down the studio – a much awaited sign perhaps. Eric quit his job and went off to US for a month and half. On his return, he finally decided to go independent. Future sound of Bombay, a dream realized was formed in 2005; based out of his bedroom for about a year till he got his own studio space in 2006.
Eric has worked extensively within the Indian music industry with artists such as Pritam, Sajid Wajid, Mithoon, Sachin Jigar, Meet Bros Anjjan, Ankit Tiwari, Vishal & Shekhar, Anirudh, Devi Sri Prasad, Adnan Sami and Euphoria to name a few.