Ed James...just a guy on a mission to write the perfect song.

The son of classically trained musicians, Ed began his career at the age of 2, beating the heck out of pots and pans on the kitchen floor.

He formed his first rock band in the 5th grade. Fast forward to the present...and somewhere along the way, Ed learned how to play guitar, drums, and keyboards, earned a bachelor's degree in music, released several solo records, and has had tunes featured on television, film, and a slew of compilation & tribute albums.

A seriously fun entertainer, Ed has performed memorable shows at International Pop Overthrow music festivals in Los Angeles, New York, Philly, and Chicago, as well as Sparklefest, a Chapel Hill, NC-based rock music event, and the Charlotte PopFest in Charlotte, NC.

See below for reviews, discography, etc...

Bio

Ed James...just a guy on a mission to write the perfect song.

The son of classically trained musicians, Ed began his musical career at the age of 2, beating the heck out of pots and pans on the kitchen floor. He formed his first rock band in the 5th grade. Fast forward to the present...and somewhere along the way, Ed learned how to play guitar, drums, and keyboards, earned a bachelor's degree in music, released several solo records, and has had tunes featured on television, film, and a slew of compilation & tribute CDs.

A seriously fun entertainer, Ed has performed memorable shows at International Pop Overthrow music festivals in Los Angeles, New York, Philly, and Chicago, as well as Sparklefest, a Chapel Hill, NC-based rock music event.

Reviews

---Powerpopaholic---
Excellent musicianship, strong melody and heavenly harmonies are all over this...

---Cosmik Debris---
...exciting, fresh, clever if not brilliant powerpop...

---Popbang---
Loads of hooks, lots of harmonies, and high quality songs...one of today's most vital indie power pop acts

---In Music We Trust---
...pop, rock, and even pop-rock at its hookiest, happiest, harmony-drenched finest...you can count me as way MORE than simply impressed, and I just bet you all will be too.

---Absolute Powerpop---
...power pop in the classic sense, always hooky, always melodic, usually a bit loud, and never boring.

---Amplifier Magazine---
...almost every song seems like it's shot out of a cannon, and the melodies are so immediate that you won't forget them even after one listen...

---Torpedo---
...big pop songs, chockfull of hooks, power-chords and heavenly harmonies...

---Shake It Up---
...seems to effortlessly be able to knock out hook after hook, melody after melody, and catchy chorus after catchy chorus...

---Graffiti---
...intricate, hooky power pop stuffed full of delectable harmonies...

Discography

Solo CDs:
...In The 21st Century
Big Time
Poprocket
Meet Ed James!

Compilations:
Charlotte Pop Fest (Indieink)
Sweet Relief (Jam)
Hi-Fi Christmas Party, Vol. 2 (Vandalay)
This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio (Jam)
Planet of Popboomerang - A Global Pop Compilation (Popboomerang)
This Is Sparklefest (Sparklefest)
Wizzard Brew - A World Wide Pop Compilation (Wizzard In Vinyl)
International Pop Overthrow Volume 5 (Not Lame)
Powerchords, Harmonies and Mistletoe (Twist)
Unearthed (Fossil)
Pop Under The Surface, Vol. 4 (Yesterday Girl)
International Pop Overthrow Volume 3 (Not Lame)
Burnt Marshmallows & Teeny Bikinis (Optional Art)
Unsound Series Volume 1: Pop! (To M'Lou Music)
Pop Under The Surface, Vol. 1 (Yesterday Girl)
Bam Balam Explosion Vol. IV USA Power Pop Compilation (Bam Balam)
Browser Barbarians (DMR Diversions)

Tributes:
The New Sell Out: Tribute To The Who (Futureman)
Jetset Tribute: Do You Want To Be In The Show? (Twist)
Fools Rush In: A Tribute to Rick Nelson (Popgarden)
Beautiful Escape: The Songs of The Posies Revisited (Burning Sky)
Sensory Lullabies: The Ultimate Tribute to Jellyfish (Burning Sky)
ReadyTributeGo - A Tribute To Butch Walker & Marvelous 3 (Rock Island)
Jam On Jeremy - A Tribute To Jeremy Morris (Ear Theory)
What A Concept! - A Salute To Teenage Fanclub (Not Lame)
It was 40 Years Ago Today - A Tribute To The Beatles (Bullseye)
He Was Fab - A Loving Tribute To George Harrison (Jealousy Records)
The Gene Pitney Story Retold (To M'Lou Music)
Right To Chews - Bubblegum Tribute (Not Lame)
Are You Ready Steve? - A Tribute To Sweet (Bullseye)
Fanfields - A Tribute To Toto (Independent)
I Heart sparkle*jets u.k. (Crab Apple)
Men In Plaid - A Tribute To The Bay City Rollers (Bullseye)
A Tribute To The Left Banke (Brobdingnagian)
Around The Universe In 80 Minutes - A Tribute To Klaatu (Bullseye)

Guest Spots:
Tim Anthony - The Happy Door (Jealousy)
Jeremy - Lost And Found (Jam)
Michael Riesenbeck - Shouting Silence (Perris Records)
The Saving Graces - Outside Guiding Lights (Paisley Pop)

Films:
Rodent's Revenge
Working Stiff

Television:
VH1
MTV
NBC Sports

  • Member Since: 2003
  • Last Login: over 30 days ago
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