Eric Nikolaides

Guitarist from Austin, Texas

Known affectionately as "The Greek" in Austin's hip hop community, Eric Nikolaides has been making music since he was 11 years old. Since moving to Austin five years ago from his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, he has been active in the blues scene, performed on Season 7 of NBC's America's Got Talent, and established himself as a venerable force in hip hop and R&B as a founding member of Magna Carda -- recently featured in Mashable as one of 11 "Up and Coming Austin Musicians to Watch."

After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in the Spring of 2014, Eric began working an office job to make ends meet. But that fall, he decided it wasn't working, and quit his day job to become a full-time musician. Equally fluent on guitar, bass and drums, Eric also has an avid interest in music production and is looking to make an impact as a member of Magna Carda, as the leader of the blues-rock group Eric Turner Trio and as a freelance musician for hire. For any questions or booking, please email


Eric Nikolaides with Magna Carda

 The Parish, August 2013

Photographer: Shelby Knowles