His name is Eric “Mouse” Johnson. For many years he was the drummer for many fantastic artists. He has toured and/or performed in every medium that exists. He is a musician, song writer and producer, as well as a videographer. He has been in the music business for many years and has seen many trends come and go. Some of the artists he has performed with live, on screen and in the studio are -- Aretha Franklin, Lou Reed, KiKi Dee, Elton John, Brenda Russell, David Clayton Thomas, Chuck Berry, Al Wilson, David Foster and many others too numerous to mention.
For the last 10 years or so
he’s been running a studio and working with some of the finest new
talent on the planet. He also somehow found the time to host two
Monday night jam sessions here in LA. The first was at a club called
Josephinas. It was a truly incredible happening that lasted for more
than six years. The biggest and best people in the industry would
pop in to just hang or perform. It was there that he started
charging people a toy as admission for the Thanksgiving and
Christmas holiday season. “We thought that was the least our friends
and fans could bring to the party. Instead of cash at the door, to
see us, it would be toys and canned goods for the kids and the
homeless. Thus, we became The Toy Band”.