What is your name and role within Ed Shrader’s Music Beat?
My name is Ed Schrader I’m the singer, lyricist and hummer of ideas -I’ve been playing percussion but shifting to just vocals.
How did you start?
i started in 90’s cover bands in upstate New York (up like next to Canada). We jammed on Smashing Pumpkins /R.E.M. / The Police with our own originals which could best be summed up as jangle pop .
Where are you based?
Baltimore since 2006 !
Please give an example of your music writing process?
i hum stuff into my tape recorder -then I share that with Devlin at which point we begin the process of honing it down . On this most recent album though we shook that process up a bit and in some cases started with Devlin’s grooves and built from there .
What are you working on right now?
just finished recording a pop album that I’m very proud of !
What is your gear setup?
traditionally a drum /Rat pedal /and reverb
What do you like to do outside of music and does it affect your music?
I work as a cook and I dig that -I also do slew of other stuff -like goofy t shirts -a talk show and cartoons.
How would you describe your music genre?
it’s fare at this point to say “pop”.
Do you know any music theory?
What are your plans for the future?
hopfully just music !
How did you get into music?
i took the stage at a Church basement in the mid nineties when I was 16 or so and sang “this is how we do it ” . After the show I was asked to join a Smashing Pumpkins cover band called Astro Smash !
What are you listening to at the moment?
Morrisey, lots of 80’s Freestyle , critically panned Elton John 80’s albums – as well as Dave Edmunds and Janet Jackson
Who are your top 5 influences and icons?
When are you playing next?
some time in September