Bio

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 has been lucky enough to perform at some of the countries most prestigious venues up and down the country and festivals inculding Carfest, Camp Bestival, Weyfest and many more.

LiveStudioMusicals
Andrea OjanoAndrea OjanoAdjutant General
Corps
Ben Pryer (M.A.D)Ben PryerAladdin
(Starburst 2019)
Ben Pryer & The Lucky DogsElias MartellAnything Goes
(CAFOS)
Danny Burton
(The Face)
HVMANArmy Medical Services
Band
Edgar & The RavensNorthern
Souveniers
Cinderella
(Starburt 2018)
Elias MartellRebecca
Reditmann
Evita (BAOS)
Hugo ValentineSmiley’s
Friends
Grease (BAOS)
HVMANThe Go-Go
Five
High School Musical
(Starburst 2019)
Irene NasimbwaIn The Heights
John O’BrienPalace of Varieties
(2011 – 2015)
Molly Smitten-Downes
(Eurovision 2014)
Sweet Charity
(Heathfield School)
Noble Jacks
Rebecca Reditmann
Simon Dinwiddy
Smiley’s Friends
Steph Marshall
The Fever
The Go Go Five