Eric McElligott is a veteran musician who grew up in San Francisco and absorbed the many musical influences of the city. He has played in original bands and many cover bands over the years and can play a wide variety of styles. He began playing in school band, but after hearing Led Zeppelin, he quickly switched to bass and was ready to rock. His early loves were The Beatles, Crosby Stills Nash And Young, Ike and Tina Turner, Earth Wind And Fire, and the entire Motown catalog before diving into hard rock. Eric played in several Classic Rock bands that also played some R&B in their sets. He then joined Big Al,s Heart and Soul, a large R&B show band. The band played many large venues and corporate parties. Eric was happy to join The Groove Doctors with their wide selection of upbeat, danceable R&B and rock songs.