Erici grew up on an island in the Baltic Sea. In his early years he learnt to play the piano and write music. Once he switched onto the Bossa Nova section on his new electric organ, in the mid eighties, Erici fell in love with the sounds of Brazil. Two decades later he traveled to Brazil to research the music. The work resulted in a written essay, Brazilian Cannibalism and Songwriting, and later turned into the BRASILICUM concept. Erici have a university degree in composition and has worked with Classical, Jazz, Folk and Contemporary music. He has been involved in several groups, like Ida Olsson Quartett, Young Genius and Trio Erici.