the sign on the bridge from New Jersey to Pennsylvania, what “Trenton
Makes the World Takes”, Ernie White has taken his music
from his small home town to the world stage.
and bred in New Jersey, Ernie honed his musical skills in the
same juke joints as Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi. He
first picked up guitar at the age of ten and wasted no time
starting a band. By twelve, Ernie was playing and singing
in local groups in his home town of Trenton, NJ. In
bands with names like “Wind” and “Holy
Smoke” he built a solid name for himself as a local
rocker, one to keep an eye on. He played guitar in his
high school jazz band and went on to Trenton State College.
His first “big break” came
when he was asked to join the New Jersey super group “Sam
The Band”. Ernie’s
duties with “Sam” included: lead vocalist, guitarist
and songwriter. He recorded one record with Sam for the
infamous Casablanca Record Label.
His next climb up the
Rock and Roll ladder was with the group Aviator. This
hard rock group signed a management deal with entertainment
mogul, Tommy Mottola and a recording contract with RCA Records.
With Ernie as front man, guitarist and writer, the group released
its self titled record in the late 80’s to much critical
praise. The record was re-released on CD in 1997 by the
English label Escape Records.
After his stint with Sam
the Band and Aviator, Ernie decided to go solo releasing
a series of CDs. His first CD, “Scenes
From America’ was produced by Grammy nominated producer,
Tom Marolda and was later re-released in Europe on the MTM
label. His follow-up CDs were recorded at Ernie’s
24 track studio and they include: “Rude Awakening”, “Unplugged”,
and “Rock and Rarities”.
Ernie’s style can
be summed up in one word, “eclectic”. With
his band, Tom Reock on keys, Frank Wirtz on bass and Marty
Paglione on drums, they serve up a virtual musical jambalaya. On
any given night, EWB can combine rock, blues, folk, jazz R&B
and reggae for one wild ride.
In addition to his solo
career, Ernie has become a sought after singer, songwriter,
producer and studio musician. He
has produced and performed songs for network television, written
for artists such as Richie Sambora from Bon Jovi and has sung
on a major motion picture release.
Besides touring with his band, Ernie splits his time these
days between recording, teaching guitar and song writing.
White's Musical History
Music For Network TV
Mini Series: “Falcone”
Mini Series: “That’s Life”
TV Special: “Catch a Falling Star”
Music For Motion Pictures
Pictures Release: “ Avenging Angelo” starring