Eric Walton, better known by the stage name Skerik, is an American saxophonist from Seattle, Washington. Performing on the tenor and baritone saxophone, often with electronics and loops, he is a pioneer in a playing style that has been called saxophonics.

He is a founding member of Critters Buggin, Garage a Trois, Tuatara, and Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet. He is also an original member of both Les Claypool’s Fancy Band and Frog Brigade. Skerik also worked with grunge band Mad Season.


Upcoming Performances

Saturday, February 12th at 7:30 pm PST

The Royal We

The Royal We first started as the informal late-night group at the Royal Room lounge. The music is vastly improvised and culminates from motifs and compositions by Wayne Horvitz as well as inspirations from African pop music, 60’s modal jazz and open improvisational forms. With a rapport of weekly sessions, the group members share a long time standing with each other and the in-formalness of their culmination makes for spontaneous music and a unique openness.

Wayne Horvitz – piano & keyboards
Geoff Harper – bass
Alex Guy – violin
Skerik – saxophone
Andy Roth – drums
Iván Galvez- percussion

Past Performances

Friday, November 19th at 8:00 pm PST

Mike Clark

Friday, April 16th at 6:00 pm PDT

Garage a Trois • Calm Down Cologne Album Release Show

Friday, November 13th at 7:30 pm PST

Skerik Band – Live from Royal Room

Friday, June 26th at 7:30 pm PDT

Dubchamp vs Skerik

Friday, May 29th at 8:00 pm PDT

Skerik Solo Spectacla Explosion 2: Feral Outrage

Friday, April 17th at 7:00 pm PDT

Skerik Solo Spectacla Psychedelic EFX Explosion

Friday, March 20th at 12:00 pm PDT

Live Yoga/Music with Christa Wells and Skerik

Sunday, March 15th at 5:00 pm PDT

Skerik Band

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