Erica Fox’s talent is as diverse as the culture of her Southern upbringing. Her music is characteristic of the down-home lifestyle she was nurtured in, flavored with a dash of Louisiana blues and a pinch of country soul.
The Lafayette native was exposed to music by her father during their weekly trips to the record store which inspired her to begin crafting her own songs. She would listen intently to the radio mimicking the musicians of the times. By middle school, she was writing veraciously and recorded her first song “Gotta Be With You” which played on local radio. In high school, she played lead in plays like “Fame” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’ and sang in the church choir.
At eighteen, Erica ventured to L.A., landed a recording contract on MCA Records and honed her skills as a session singer for the likes of Toni Braxton, Christopher Williams, Trey Lorenz and Shai. Her solo project was stalled due to executive changes at the label. However, not to be shaken by the set-back, she gigged in L.A. nightclubs, and at Universal Studios. Regularly, she’d sing the national anthem for L.A. Laker fans which led to inking a new deal with No Limit Records. On this mega-rap label, she would write such tunes as, "They Don't Really Know You,” “Life is Serious” and "Soulja Boo." She penned over 40+ songs with multi-platinum artists like Master P, Mia X, 504 Boys, Curren$y, Silkk the Shocker and C-Murder.
Catching the attention of Motown’s hitmaker, Mickey Stevenson, Erica landed the role of Dorothy Dandridge in his musical. She perfected her songwriting with music mentor, Stevenson, while working with luminaries like Kim Weston, Pat Hodges, Timothy Bloom and Novel. Her pinnacle moment arrived performing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the legendary Funk Brothers. She would star in several other productions such as hip hop musical “Makin’ It” directed by George Faison of “The Wiz,” and in “The Buddy Holly Story” at the Lawrence Welk Museum.
Wanting to make a social difference through music, she partnered an after-school program with Capitol/EMI Records, to teach middle school students the music business. She co-produced a 12-track CD entitled “Start the Conversation” advocating safety awareness for HIV prevention. Her title track, “What Are We Living For” was featured at the International Aids Conference and recognized by the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS initiative. Proceeds funded medical supplies to those impacted in South Africa.
Some of her other works include music for Barbie commercials, XBOX Gotham Racer, America’s Next Top Model and Sony Pictures “You Got Served.” She’s featured in SyFy thrillers such as, Quantum Apocalypse and House of Bones. She earned the 2018 Big Easy Award for her performance at the National World War II Museum. She was the proud recipient of 2091-2020 Songwriter Fellowship for Create Lafayette & SoloFest Songwriters Music Festival.
She has come full circle performing at such local venues like Rock & Bowl des Lafayette with the Blue Monday All-Stars, Festival International de Louisiane, and in "Jambalaya! the Musical", a Cajun-inspired musical by the late, Nancy Gregory. Her radio release, “Creole Woman” featuring Corey Arceneaux, and "Crying in the Chapel" written by blues Legend, Carol Fran exemplifies the beautiful life lessons and charm of Southern living. She returns to her roots, this time behind the mic, as a radio DJ influencing what the next generation of music lovers listen to. She gives back by producing a radio show for other songwriters to share their stories behind the music on The "Tunesday Takeover" Show spotlighting Louisiana songwriters/musicians and aired on the World Famous KBON Radio Station FM101.1 in Eunice, LA.