Rubber Soprano LRIII 7*
Rubber Alto LR 7*
Saxophonist Eric Plante was born in Montreal, Canada. Currently living in Las Vegas, NV, he has been fortunate enough to enjoy a varied carrier as a performer, musical director, composer, arranger and producer. Highlights including 5 different Cirque du Soleil productions ("Quidam", "Alegria", "Saltimbanco", "Corteo" and "O"), for which he has been touring around the world and had the opportunity to record live DVD and films ("Alegria" live, "The Journey Of Man", James Cameron's "Worlds Away") and perform the "Late Night with Jay Leno" TV show.
As a composer, Eric wrote and produced the live soundtrack and album for Cirque Bravo's "City Dreams" acrobatic production; the album is entitled "Visions". He also wrote and produced music for numerous acrobatic acts and fashion shows, co-wrote and produced Toumany Kouyate's recent release, along with French Canadian artists Zibelle's eponym album and Jelly Fiche's "Tout Ce Que J'ai Reve" (Unicorn Digital - 2008). Zibelle's album was nominated for Best Electronic Album at ADISQ while Jelly Fiche's was nominated for Best Prog Album in Italy in 2009. Eric also co-wrote and produced Koocheekoo's album "Loose Screws" with Anais Thomassian (aka Penny Pibbetts) in 2014.
As a producer and arranger, Eric has been collaborating with Las Vegas artist Amos Glick for the short film "A Man Wakes Up" being presented in various film festivals to roaring acclaim. Other collaborations include arrangements for Melody Sweets' live performances, Amos Glick's "OK OK Variety Show" theme song, Eric Shenefied's "Southwest" album, Kurt Rassmussen's educative video demos for LP drums, and many more.
As a sideman, Eric performed and recorded with numerous acts including Vasti Jackson, France D'Amours, Lulu Hughes, LCQ's "Night Fever" and "Elvis Story" productions, Nikky Yanofsky, Candy Dulfer, Milot and many others.
Eric stays busy onstage as well. On top of conducting "O"'s 10 weekly performances, he is the Musical Director for Melody Sweet's Burlesque shows, plays as a sideman for the "No Excuses" Jazz group, Toumany Kouyate's Bountaloo and various acts in the Las Vegas area.
Eric also specializes in programming for and converting live events to Ableton's "Live" software, converting Cirque's "O" and "Saltimbanco" productions.