Eric and the Blues Band isn't really as straight up as you would want them to be. For one, there is no one in the band named Eric and the group rarely plays straight blues. On their Facebook page, they mention that "Eric" is a fictitious persona created by Nick to "hide behind to protect himself from his mounds of tax troubles, and paternity suits. By naming the rest of the guys "The Blues Band", Nick created an environment where he can fire anyone at any time, for no reason at all, and still keep the same name!" It's cheeky story but nonetheless, doesn't interfere with the fact that the band features some seriously catchy blues pop rock in this record.