Today we’d like to introduce you to Erik Goca.
Hi VoyageLA readers, I am Erik Goca.
I was born in September 11, 1991 that makes me a Virgo.
I started singing at a very young age, it all came to me as a hobby singing at talent shows and always took 1st place home while participating in school competitions.
My life took a 360 turn when I won a competition at an MGM International Resorts talent show in Las Vegas, and that’s when I realize my potential, and the excitement that causes me when I perform for an audience, it gives me chills.
My voice opened a big door for me to perform for 7 thousand people where Canadian hitmaker and music producer David Foster shared the stage with me.
Years after, I got the opportunity to meet “Jeff Timmons” from 98 degrees at an audition that he was holding in 2018 for a new boyband tribute called “Overnight” (that I’m now part of). We have been traveling the U.S. It’s an exciting show where we sing top hits while dancing to hype up the crowd to pay tribute to female and male artists from the ’90s. Thank you very much Jeff.
After finishing my tour with ”Overnight,” I got the opportunity to meet “Tribe Mafia” in New York in 2019, a talented Hip-hop/rap duo from Austin, Texas. We wrote songs and took our talent to open Akon’s show in São Paulo Brasil, where we experienced our first time performing internationally.
I was able to return to the U.S. before the rapid spread of Covid-19. Ever since quarantine started, I have been working remotely at home, on my “New single” and collaborating with talented artists and producers: Ilyah, Nadir (Rhazi on da beat), Reid Heidel, Ricardo Reyna, Tribe Mafia, and Kyle Davis.
Anyway, I would like to deviate the attention from myself and take the opportunity to talk about a much more important topic “Black lives matter”.
These couple of months have been one of the most difficult times for many.
I am trying to find the right words to vocalize the importance of solidarity, promoting of positive words and kindness. In these trying times to the people that are suffering the most.
Millions of others including myself are joining in on the movement, and our efforts for equality will not continue to go unnoticed. We see and want you to feel free. Everyone deserves to be respected in their own country.
“We the People” are coming together demanding immediate solutions asking the police to stop the violence against our citizens.
We need to end acts of brutality, gross abuse of power and white supremacy targeting black lives. Our American heroes are supposed to set the example in protecting our communities not making them a target.
As adults we need to understand the meaning and the importance of “Diversity” and exercising the word “RESPECT”, an ethical principle that is.
I do not support violence, but in this fight for justice I saw buildings burning down all because peaceful protesting and words weren’t getting the deserved attention to lawfully address the unnecessary acts of hate.
In the past few days we delivered a powerful message and accomplished a lot by coming together and gathering our voices collectively to bring justice for the lives of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and moving forward with many more.
I will continue to encourage kindness, positivity and solidarity in hopes of change to prevent hatred behavior from crossing the line again in AMERICA enough is enough.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not still easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It has been a road full of rocks and some bigger than others but not big enough to not being able to move or kick. I always keep my head high, with a very positive attitude allowing my mind to try my best and keep pursuing my dreams even in my most difficult situations.
Can you give our readers some background on your music?
I’m a performer, singer-songwriter with electro pop vibes. I am proud to have the opportunity to do what I love. My debut with “Overnight” the boyband tribute by “Jeff Timmons” has been a great experience and good exposure. Thank you Jeff!
Back in 2016, I released my international summer anthem “Summer Love” with DJ Ricardo Reyna with Pyro Records in Germany. It’s now featured in 19 albums Amsterdam progressive, Ibiza closing 2k16, Festival Anthems, Vibe essentials, Run for Russia (Soccer Essentials), EDM Hits Brazil edition, and best of summer Songs on iTunes.
What was you like growing up?
While growing up, I was quite introverted but curious to learn also very creative and super stubborn.
I would be in my room drawing, listening to music, and would sing along my favorite songs all day.
In school I had a few friends, I still talk to them including my friend from kinder garden.
It shows that genuine friendships last for a lifetime.
Fun fact about me:
When I was a kid, I used to sit by my window at night to contemplate the stars and tell secrets to the moon.
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Erik Goca, Shot on iPhone 11Pro Max.