Erik Simonsen is a singer/songwriter and long-time educator from Lower Cape May, NJ. Erik is a certified art teacher, special education teacher and music teacher of elementary through high school students. Erik is now an Assistant Principal at Teitelman Middle School, in the Lower Cape May Regional School District (Cape May, NJ). Erik holds a BFA from The College of NJ, a special education degree from Rutgers University, and an MS in Ed. Administration from The University of Scranton. As a professional musician for well over 20 years, Erik is best known for his songwriting, singing & fronting the band Twelve:01 (www.twelve01.com). Over the years, Erik has performed with: They Might Be Giants (Disney); Nils Lofgren (The E Street Band); Edwin McCain; Jewel; and many more national artists (see his bio on www.twelve01.com). He has been featured on compilation CDs with: Bon Jovi; Bruce Springsteen; George Thorogood; and others. Erik has also performed for various schools and special needs groups throughout the state of New Jersey. Erik resides in Cape May, NJ, with his family.
Bill Caterini is responsible for the recording, and producing of “E Is For Erik,” released on his label, Cat. House Sound, LLC. Bill was involved with some musical performance, as well, adding background vocals and adding/augmenting some of the song arrangements on the project. The CD was recorded at his studio in Wildwood, NJ (Cat. House Sound, LLC) – additional tracking on the project provided by Ed Dobbs. Bill holds a BA in Music, from Monmouth University (New Jersey), with a minor in Popular Music Business; he is also an entertainer (vocals and acoustic guitar), performing extensively in the southern New Jersey area, including Atlantic City, Wildwood, Cape May – also Philadelphia and NYC. Bill is a member of both the Recording Academy (NARAS – Philadelphia chapter), and the Audio Engineering Society (NYC chapter). He records many regional/national artist projects, and mentors at music events/conferences, most notably the Singer-Songwriter Conference of Cape May, NJ (SS Cape May). Lastly, Bill is a NJ certified teacher (electronic music), and has written curriculum on recording/live sound studies – he also works at a local school district (Lower Cape May Regional School District, in NJ). Bill is on Facebook, and also at: www.billcaterini.com, his home-page website.
Patty Morgan is an artist from Philadelphia, PA. Patty is a teacher and dept. chair for the arts and is presently teaching at West Catholic Preparatory High School, in South Philadelphia, PA. Her favorite quote is “Express yourself though the Arts”. A Tyler School of Art graduate (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA), she has continued to explore various mediums of art … but, her true love is painting. She is also a student of photography and ceramics. She has received awards for both her ceramics and paintings. Patty resides in South Philadelphia with her husband Tommy, and son Tommy Jr.