Eric Turner Biography

Eric Turner is an American singer-songwriter who currently resides in Sweden. He is the lead singer in the band Street Fighting Man and also a teacher.


Eric Turner was born in Boston, and attended Boston College High School. Eric Turner was a teacher of international English school Järfälla in Sweden and taught math. He attended McGill University, where he studied biochemistry. Eric is an accomplished visual artist as well. Eric has a brother Nicholas Turner who lives in Boston, his mother teaches Fashion Design at Quincy High School.

Music career

Turner's performance with his band Street Fighting Man at an event in Stockholm caught the attention of a local sound engineer who later told his friend, Swedish producer Eshraque "iSHi" Mughal, about the singer by saying: "I'm not really liking the songs but you have to hear this guy." ISHi met him and decided straight away that he had the "X-factor", signing Turner to his music publishing company 2Stripes a few weeks later. The producer told him that he saw him as a solo artist rather than as part of a band. Turner was at first hesitant about the idea but slowly came round to it. To help establish the new solo artist it was decided that he would need to feature in hooks in songs written as part of 2Stripes and recorded by major artists. The first of these was "Written in the Stars" by the British rapper Tinie Tempah. As a talented songwriter as well as singer, Eric Turner began writing songs for other artists with iSHi. "Written in the Stars" was one of the first songs they wrote in partnership and became a song for Tinie Tempah with Turner singing the big chorus.

"Written in the Stars" was released in September 2010 and peaked at number 1 in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. The song also peaked at number 12 on Billboard Hot 100.

Eric Turner also appeared in Lupe Fiasco's "Break the Chain". Turner also made appearances in the songs "Stereo Sun" and "My Last Try" from Tinchy Stryder's album Third Strike.

When he lives in Sweden, Turner works as a math teacher at Internationella Engelska Skolan i Järfälla, an English school with most subjects in English.[citation needed]

Eric Turner's producer and co-writer, iSHi, told HitQuarters in November that he is working on finishing Turner's debut album and the first single is expected out in "early 2012". The first single "Angels & Stars" which features Tinie Tempah and Lupe Fiasco, was leaked on January 18th, 2012. It is to be released to pop & rhythm radio on Febuary 27th, 2012. Turner is expected to move back to his home country in early 2012.
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