Eric Distad IF
|2021||Best Mad Science Song||I Built A Time Machine|
|2021||Best Performer||The Faithful Sidekicks|
|2020||Best Media Song||Han Solo for President|
|2019||Best Performer||The Faithful Sidekicks|
|2018||Best Filk Song||Han Solo for President|
|2018||Best Performer||The Faithful Sidekicks|
Eric Distad has been obsessed with music for as long as he can remember. He has done everything from musical theater to barbershop quartets, played in bands with styles ranging from country to folk-punk, written pieces ranging from medieval chant to modern prog-rock, eaten foods ranging from peanut butter to jelly. Yep, it's been a full life so far.
Eric was introduced into filk by friends made through FAWM (February Album Writing Month) who pulled him along to a filk circle, telling him there were folks who might like his geeky songs inspired by Star Trek and Lord of the Rings. He didn't quite believe them but went anyway - and boy, was he wrong! (This "being wrong" thing happens fairly often, actually.)
He is one half of the Acoustic Geek-Rock Filk Duo - The Faithful Sidekicks along with his wife and co-conspirator Jen. Since 2014, they have been writing and performing (mostly) comedic songs about the nerdy things they love at sci-fi cons and venues around the US, Canada and even Germany!
He's also a founding member of FAWM (February Album Writing Month) where, since 2004, he's written an awful lot of songs and amassed a sizable back catalog - a few of which he might even still remember. He lives in Oregon City, Oregon with Jen, two cats and an ever growing collection of instruments. By day he's an IT Admin and by night he is an avid board gamer, baker of many breads, and moderate failure at resisting the call of music gear.