Author: edjamesjordan

Rebecca Riedtmann

Over the past few months, I have been working in the studio and live with the incredibly talented Rebecca Riedtmann.

I have played quite a few shows with Rebecca now and really found my place in her sound, so much so that I feature on her new album, “Not All Who Wonder Have Lost Their Way”. It’s an exciting a refreshing mix of Country, Americana and Swampy Blues.

I was lucky enough to play on the tracks “Closer” (Click here for the live version) and “Where The Darkness Lies”. Both tracks are very different and proved to be a challenge to get the part right for the song.

I am also really happy to announce I will be playing for Rebecca at her album pre-launch on the 16th August at 229 in London. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for when the tickets go on sale!

February 2018 – Update

Well the start to my year has been beyond manic! Lots of new students and even more old faces. My teaching work has been a massive focus over the past few months which has seen me head up the Band Academy at The Rock and Pop Foundation. Day 1 comes, and none of these kids have EVER performed in a band…by Day 4 (The Performance Day), all of them got up there and totally rocked it! As a tutor, I do get these moments of pure pride and this really was one of them!

I have also been travailing all over the country with Noble Jacks as part of their very busy touring schedule. Recently, we have been supporting The Eskies, who I strongly recommend you go and check out! Although it was a short tour with them, there were an awful lot of laughs and I felt very lucky to be a part of it.

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Due to conflicting schedules and various other reasons, my time with Noble Jacks is at its end. I am of course massively upset that we have to take this action but it is all for the greater good for both parties. I wish the boys the best of luck on their upcoming tour and wish the the best of luck with all their future endeavours.

Do stay tuned everyone as I do have a few tricks up my sleeve.

Til then xx

November is coming!

November is fast approaching and there is a lot going on!

After weeks of being sat on my hands wanting to say that I will be joining Noble Jacks on tour hasn’t been easy, but now I can say I WILL BE JOING NOBLE JACKS ON TOUR THIS NOVEMBER! After attending an audition for them a few weeks ago, and finding out they wanna use me for the 2nd half of the tour, I have been buzzing with excitement! Please do go and check out my tour dates and buy your self some tickets and come and say hi!

Also, at the beginning of November, I will be performing with The Go Go Five at Jagz! Tickets are on sale now and you should definitely come and have a laugh and enjoy some great food and music!

 

CLICK HERE FOR TOUR DATES

What a summer its been…

Hello everyone and what a summer it has been!

I have had to deal with many challenges over the past few months, ones I would have never of seen as a challenge. Turns out, doing weddings every weekend and then working on original material in the week as well as trying to stream as often as i can is not as easy as it may seem! But, boy have I had a blast!

One of my biggest highlights was headlining the Showcase stage (Sponsored by Radweb) with Ben Pryer. It was a truly amazing experience from the second we arrived on site!

 

 

 

 

 

I am also able to annonce some upcomming dates with two of my bands. First off, on the 3rd September, The Go Go Five and I shall be performing at the Jazz Day at the Brickmakers (Click here for info).

 

And now for a debut. Those of you who follow my social media will know there is a band I’ve been putting together for the best part of a year now and well…they are ready to get out there and bring the place down. The Fever will be performing at the Hogs Back Hop Party on the 23rd September (Click here for info) and tickets are available now!

April & May Updates

Hello again everyone,

Sorry it has been a while but there has been a lot I wanted to talk about but I haven’t been aloud to disclose much…until now.

So the big thing that will be obvious to you guys if you follow me on twitter (if not click here) is that I am now working with the immensely talented Ben Pryer. Ben used to be apart of the Top 40 UK boy band M.A.D and is now on a solo venture to bring back the classic sounds of 1950’s Rock ‘n’ Roll with a modern twist. I will be featuring on his debut album playing on 2 of the songs, “Ball & Chain” and “The Change”. The album is out in a few months and I will keep you all posted with that along with some live dates. 

In other happenings, The Thatchers and I have started our very very busy summer season of weddings and corporate events which is always fun. The season started with a 3 gig weekend including 2 dates at Battersea Power Station which was, quite frankly, surreal! It was quite a bizarre few days but was a lot of fun!

 

 

And before I go, please don’t forget to follow me on all my social media and to keep an eye on my live dates as there will be a lot of new ones being released soon!

 

Til next time xx

March Update

Why hello everyone! It’s been a while!

So lets jump straight in, as there is a lot going on that I would love to share with all of you.

Firstly, I was lucky enough to apear on a studio album recently playing some percussion. Smileys Friends – Eclectic. The beauty of this album is the amount of guest singers and boy, there are some nice names on there such as: Kerry Schultz, Owen Paul, John James Newman and Chesney Hawkes just to name a few. It really is worth a listen so please do go and get your self a copy! (Click Here) 

 

Next up: The Thatchers! That’s right, we are back in rehearsals getting ready for a very busy summer season of weddings, party’s and various other functions and we are all very very excited to get back out there and make some people dance. We are hoping to get some pub or club gigs so you can come down and see us do our thing and come have a chat of course!

 

 

And finally, Chuck Chandler & The Go Go 5 are also back in action! After a few months of…well…not much, we were invited to perform a Rock ‘n’ Roll style jam consisting of a few songs. This has made us all want to get out there more and just play to all you lovely people and I am so happy to announce we have our first confirmed date! I can now also confirm that I am now an official member along side Ivan ‘Chuck’ Chandler and Jonathan McDonald, who are 2 of my favourite people to perform with.

Anyway, that is all for now. Please do watch this space and I will do my best to update you all as often as I can,

 

EJJ xxx

Private Tuition

Ed is currently accepting new private students of all ages an abilities!

If you are looking for a new teacher or even to try something new, why not try Ed? He is a experienced, motivated and willing to work closely with students to ensure they not only pass exams but more importantly, become better musicians.

Ed is currently allowing new students of all abilities to attended a taster lesson for half price!

To read more about the tuition Ed provides, click here. Or if you would like to book a lesson and discuss availability, click here.

EVITA!

evita-poster

At the end of the month, I get the honour to perform once again with BAOS Limelight as they put on their production of Evita. I am so excited to get to play on this but a little scared at the same time.

The odd time signatures plus the beyond bizarre drum part is a total reading nightmare. I do tell my students that reading is everything and it really is! Being able to move from 5/4 into 3/4 then in 10/8 is no easy task when the tempo is on 58bpm in the opening tune!

I do highly recommend coming to see it as Limelight really are a really talented bunch! CLICK HERE to buy tickets but be quick, they are going fast!

I would love to know if you are coming so let me know bellow 🙂

Chuck Chandler & The Go Go Five

DATES JUST ANNONCED!!!

Come and see me play live with the legend that is Ivan ‘Chuck’ Chandler!

Ivan “Chuck” Chandler started piano lessons at the age of 8 and 10 years later was playing in blues and soul bands in Streatham and Croydon.
After two years as a Music Librarian for the BBC and playing weekend gigs with the Rockhouse Band at legendary clubs such as the Flamingo and the Cromwellian, Ivan was asked to audition as pianist for Dusty Springfield. He got the job on the spot and, now as a professional musician, was very soon also pianist and organist for Lulu, Cat Stevens and Kiki Dee.

In 1969, he began a career in music publishing that spanned twenty years working for CBS, Elton John’s Rocket Music Company, Paramount Pictures and Motown International. However, he never stopped gigging and played keyboards for Johnny Johnson and the Bandwagon (“Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache”), Motown legends The Marvelettes and even “Wonder Woman” Linda Carter.

Ivan formed Jazz/Latin Group ICQ in 1980 and, after 8 years of success with 12″ dance hits, Radio 1 and Capital Radio sessions and accolades from Pete Tong, Chris Brown and Greg Edwards, decided to get back to the blues with RUNNING BLUE, a four piece featuring Ian Whitmore (of Violinski), drummer Chris Wyles and record producer Kipper (who nicknamed him “Chuck”!).

After all those adventures, Ivan’s musical collaboration with guitarist with Jonathan Macdonald resulted in an explosive mix of ’60s Soul, Jazz, Rock & Blues, namely Chuck Chandler and the Go Go Five – and still amazing audiences 12 years later!

 

Come and see Chuck live at JAGZ (Ascot) on the 20th August or at The Brickmakers (Windlesham) on the 4th September!

The Thatcher’s

Hello all and sorry its been so long since my last post.

Today, I can reveal my work in a new function band, The Thatcher’s. We are a Folk and Rock band available for hire through Tailored Entertainment. Check out our stuff using the links below:

http://www.tailored-entertainment.com/Mumford-Folk-Rock-Pop/the-thatchers