Meet the TrackSlayer Team
- Blake, despite his youth, works as the sound engineer and technician at The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut. He has worked with big name acts such as Paul Simon, Pat Benatar, America, The Go Go's, Leon Russell, and many more. Prior to working at The Ridgefield Playhouse, Blake was the touring guitar and stage tech for The Cast Of Beatlemania. In addition to his work with live music, Blake has worked as sound designer and engineer for many theater productions such as Les Miserables, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, and more. In his free time, Blake works in the studio, producing songs for bands. He has played guitar since he was 6, as well as piano, organ, mandolin, and bass. Blake joins the TrackSlayer team as a huge Beatles fan.From an early age, Eric always had an interest in music. He took piano lessons growing up, but it wasn't until halfway through his time at Lehigh University that he decided to make music his career, and he hasn't looked back. He majored in music composition with a minor in music industry. While at Lehigh, he also studied jazz guitar under the renowned Bob Devos and played in several rock and jazz bands. During his senior year, he composed a piece for the LU student orchestra. After graduation, he took his first professional composition gig writing a piece of music for a show on Cinemax. Eric also has experience as an audio engineer. He interned at Trout Recording, where he learned from Bryce Goggin (Phish, Herbie Hancock), and currently works part time as an assistant engineer at Gater Music with Larry Gates. In addition to his studio work, he travels the country as road manager and Front of House Engineer for the oldies band, The Hit Men. His passion project is his own band, Go Man Go, in which he plays guitar and keys. They recently released their first record independently, which Eric produced and engineered. He also currently teaches keys and guitar at School of Rock in Wayne, NJ. Eric is very excited to be a part of the TrackSlayer team.Over the last 40 years, Larry Hochman has had one of the busiest and most extensive careers in the music business, as composer, arranger, conductor and producer. His work encompasses recordings, concerts, television, feature films, TV commercials, theatre, and even an award-nominated video game. He is an award-winning composer (Five EMMYs for The Wonder Pets!) and orchestrator (TONY award for The Book of Mormon), and the artists he has collaborated with include Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman, Barry Manilow, Marvin Hamlisch, Sara Bareilles and Sir Paul McCartney. His classical compositions have been performed worldwide, and his arranging assignments have come from The New York Philharmonic, The Boston Pops, The Big Apple Circus, Disney, Stephen Spielberg, Nickelodeon and Netflix – to name but a few. During the 80’s & 90’s, he and Larry Gates were co-founders and co-producers of Newfound Music Productions, producing hundreds of radio and TV commercials, including the iconic (and multi-award winning) Toys ‘R’ Us and Kodak campaigns. Since the mid-90’s he has become one of Broadway’s most sought after orchestrators. In addition to The Book of Mormon, his 18 Broadway shows include Spamalot, The Addams Family, The Scottsboro Boys and The Prom. He received his ninth TONY nomination for Kiss Me, Kate in 2019. Larry's original orchestral music is used in radio, TV, and films on a daily basis worldwide.