Bio

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Ed started drumming in 2008 and was playing in a band before he had ever received a drum lesson. Later that year Ed began studying privately with local tutor Tom Vincent (Traffic Experiment) of whom Ed studied with for 5 years. During these 5 years, Ed also earned his Grade 5,6 and 8 in Drums through Rock School. Ed has also studied at The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford, on their part-time courses. While Ed attended school, he played in the schools Big Band, Flute Band, Orchestra, Glee Club Band and performed in many of the schools musical productions. In doing this he won the “Dedication to Music” award in 2010.

After completing his GCSE’s, Ed then went on to study at ACM full-time to obtain a Diploma (Distinction) and the following year a Higher Diploma (Merit). Ed currently holds a Degree (BMus Hons) in music performance, awarded by ACM and Middlesex University. During his studies, Ed was lucky enough to study under Pete Riley (Guthrie Govan, Republica), Joe Yoshida (Bob Blakeley, Katie Melua), Frank Tontoh (Amy Winehouse, Gary Barlow) and Toby Drummond (We Will Rock You, Legally Blonde, Wicked).

Ed plays in some local bands including one of Surreys “Premium” function bands, The Thatchers, who have been dubbed “Surrey’s most stylish Mumford & Sons folk style wedding covers band”. Ed also previously played in a originals band, Elias Martell, who were award winning (BMA for the Best Acoustic band 2016) and headlined the rustic stage at Weyfest (2015). Ed is also a busy session musician working with many solo artists including Andrea Ojano and Rebecca Reditman. Ed, up until recently, had been performing with Brighton Based Alt Folk/Rock band, Noble Jacks. Whilst on tour, he was able to play in many types of venues from Theatres to o2 Academy’s, and was lucky enough to support such acts as The Eskies, Maddog McRae and CoCo & The Butterfields. Ed is also a regular performer with The Go Go Five which yield a collection of some of the country’s finest session musicians.

Ed has been lucky enough to work with and perform on:

  • – Noble Jacks (2017 – 2018)
  • – Ben Pryer (2017)
  • Andrea Ojano (2016 – Present)
  • – Smiley’s Friends – Eclectic  (2016)
  • The Go Go Five (2016 – Present)
  • The Fever (2016 – Present)
  • – The Thatcher’s (2015 – Present)
  • – Edgar & The Ravens (2016)
  • – Elias Martell (2014 – 2016)
  • – Irene Nassimbwa (2016)
  • – Steph Marshall (Metropolis Studios Showcase)
  • – Molly Smitten-Downes (Prior to Eurovision 2014)
  • – Palace of Varieties (2011 – 2015)
  • – Evita (BAOS Limelight)
  • – Grease (BAOS Limelight)
  • – Anything Goes (CAFOS)
  • – Adjutant General Corps

And a variety of other musicals.

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