For Birmingham born singer-songwriter and beatboxer Ed Geater, rhythmical dexterity is complemented by lyrical prowess. Growing up on a staple musical diet of alternative rock, folk and electronica, equally matching his love of classical music, Ed switched his primary childhood instrument from violin to guitar and pursued his love of song-writing, whilst harnessing his metronomic skills as a beatboxer.
Influenced by his obsession with ambient electronic artists such as Bonobo, Boards of Canada and Four Tet, Ed set out to create the same vivid and textural musical landscapes, but only using his organic vocal beats, acoustic guitar and loop station. The resulting sound is an electronic infused, pop-laden and folk inspired tapestry, with clear nods to revered songwriters such as Jeff Buckley and Ben Howard.
Ed’s releases under the London-based independent label Music Mandi have included the ‘Barriers’ and ‘Unseen’ EPs, spearheaded by the singles ‘Don’t Think’ and ‘Symmetry’ respectively. The latter was played at Villa Park, which was a special moment for Ed as a lifelong Aston Villa fan.
‘Unseen’ was supported by a headline show at the legendary The Troubadour in London and a packed out EP Launch at Mama Roux’s in Birmingham, with the show achieving a strong critical reception from Counteract, Bab Mag and Brum Radio.
2017 has already built on this momentum, with Ed’s first headline UK tour in March after the release of ‘If I’m Being Honest’, the second single from Unseen EP – with the 7 date tour finishing at a sell-out crowd at the legendary Hare and Hounds in Ed’s home town.
For more information on Ed Geater, please visit www.edgeater.co.uk.