Eric Velez is a Nuyorican who was born and raised in the Bronx. He learned how to play at the age of three with the help of his brother Jose Jusino and watching the "Rumberito All Stars" which include his brother, Bobby Allende, Tito Allende and Marc Quinones. His first gig was performing with Groupo Fascinacion at the age of 15. Over the next two years he performed with Pete "El Conde" Rodriquez, Ismael Mirande, Cheo Felicano, Johnny Rivera, etc... Just to name a few.
At the age of 17, Eric Velez played with Eddie Palmieri which featured La India singing. In 1993, Eric joined the Marc Anthony band and also made his first recording with Marc for the music sound track "Carlito's Way." Later that year he played with Willie Colon for the next three years.
In 1996 Eric Velez joined Isidiro Infante and La Elite where he recorded with Oscar Deleon, Jose Alberto, Isidiro Infante, Eddie Palmieri with Nuyorican Soul, RMM 10 anni, recorded Selena, etc... He also traveled with the RMM band which featured Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. In 1997 Eric rejoined Marc Anthony, and joined DLG where he has traveled to US, Europe, South and Central America, and Japan. He also got to work with producer Serjio George, and recorded with Charlie Cruz, Charlie Cardona, and Luis Damon with Olga Tannon.
In 1999 Eric Velez recorded with Celia Cruz on the Grammy nominated album "Mi Vida Es Cantar." Also in 1998 Eric performed for President Bill Clinton with Marc Anthony. Since 2000, Eric has performed with Marc on two tours and in the 2000 Grammy, Mad TV Latin Grammy, Jay Leno Show, HBO special with Marc Anthony, 2001 VHI Divas Show and Rockefeller Christmas Tree Special, etc. Eric Velez is also currently working with La India and Jimmy Bosch and finishing a project with his brother.