Eric Goulden, aka Wreckless Eric, is an English rock/new wave singer-songwriter, best known for his 1977 single 'Whole Wide World' on Stiff Records, where he became known as one of the original members of the late 1970s Stiff Records artist roster, along with Ian Dury, Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe.
More than two decades after its release, the song was included in Mojo magazine's list of the best punk rock singles of all time. It was also acclaimed as one of the "top 40 singles of the alternative era 1975-2000". In the 1980s Goulden formed garage band the Len Bright Combo.
He's just released his seventh album, called Construction Time & Demolition, and is touring it worldwide, including New Zealand, details here. Wreckless Eric has not toured in Australia and New Zealand since 1980. He says he was busy, it was a long way, and nobody ever asked him.