Erik (born Erica Harrold) began her career as a session singer for artists such as M People, Tom Jones, Swing Out Sister, Jason Donovan, Vic Reeves, and Errol Brown. She was the featured vocalist in the 1991 dance single "Unity", by the group of the same name. It was a club hit and peaked at #64 in the UK charts. Under her original name, Erik also recorded vocals for the single "No More", by Unique 3, in 1991.
In 1993 she started her solo career. She signed to PWL Records and released the Mike Stock & Pete Waterman-produced single "Looks Like I'm In Love Again", which peaked at #46 in the UK charts. Her next single, the Stock/Waterman written and produced "The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea", was sadly never officially released. In 1994, she released a cover of the Cheryl Lynn classic "Got To Be Real", which became her biggest hit. Later that year she released her last single, "We Got The Love", which peaked at #55, originally recorded by Lindy Layton.
In January 2010, an album titled Real, including her work recorded at PWL Studios during 1993-1994 was released through iTunes. It includes 8 previously unreleased songs.