Meet Ernie

Edward “Ernie” Luttrell started playing piano when he was seven years old and joined his first band when he was 16. His main influences during that time period were rock keyboardists such as Keith Emerson (Emerson, Lake, & Palmer), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Tony Banks (Genesis), Jon Lord (Deep Purple), Greg Rolie (Journey), and Jan Hammer. His first instruments reflected those influences, playing a Hammond B3 organ, Minimoog, Prophet 5, and Fender Rhodes.

At the age of 21 he began playing keyboards for a full-time touring band, “Full House”. Over the course of four years, the band played around 200 shows per year in over 40 states in the U.S. and 14 countries in Europe, Asia, North America, and Central America. The band played funk, pop, classic rock, dance, and R&B hits.

After touring for four years, he went back to college, obtaining a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. After finishing school, he worked full time as an engineer, but continued to play in local bands in various states. Band styles have included classic country, southern rock, classic rock, alternative rock, funk, pop, dance, and R&B.

After retiring from engineering, Ernie is now playing music full time again in various bands in the Dayton region.