MIKE PORTNOY WEIGHS IN ON THE NEAL MORSE BAND's GUITARIST ERIC GILLETTE
"Brace yourselves for a new guitar hero in Eric Gillette! He is the new king of shred and feel! He reminds me a lot of my old partner in crime if you know who I mean!)" - Mike Portnoy
Proving he can pretty much do it all, Eric Gillette's Afterthought is obviously much more than the title would imply – it's a well thought-out, well executed introduction to an artist that can walk in any of several musical directions from here. Gillette shows enough chops to become a guitar-hero, enough commercial viability to go more mainstream, the power to go into a harder, heavier arena sound, and the writing and playing ability to go deeper into prog territory.
Personally? I think I see a new progster in town.
"I'd be remorse (oops) if I failed to also mention utility guitarist/keyboardist Eric Gillette, who makes his mark supplying sky high angelic backing vocals and harmonies, various percussion additions, and seamless musical interludes with everyone on stage. -Tony Conley, Rock Guitar Daily"
"The other star to be born that night was Eric Gillette, on rhythm guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals. A young man with movie star good looks, a fantastic voice, and musical chops on par with Sodrè and Morse – he is one to watch." - Monty Fowler - Rock Chicago Magazine