Growing up on a staple diet of alternative rock, folk and electronica, equally matching his love of classical music, Ed switched his childhood instrument from violin to guitar and pursued his love of song-writing, while harnessing his metronomic skills as a beatboxer.
Proving six strings and one brain can go a long wayLouder Than War
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 layered electronics. The resulting sound is an electronica infused, pop-laden and folk-inspired tapestry, with clear nods to revered songwriters such as Jeff Buckley and Ben Howard.
Signed to Brox Records – the label’s first release was the hip-hop infused Found a Place(feat. Lady Sanity) featuring Birmingham MC Lady Sanity, was met with critical acclaim, with significant support from BBC Introducing, leading to the track being spun multiple times on BBC 6 Music by Tom Robinson and the duo doing a live session with SBTV.
Fast forward to the present day and in the midst of a trilogy of original EP releases, Ed teamed up with fellow Birmingham artist ENiGMA Dubz to rework five of his songs on Geater Dubz, including Part of You – ENiGMA Dubz Remix that was curated within Spotify’s Creamy playlist in June 2020.
One of the West Midlands’ most exciting talentsBBC Introducing
Ed Geater is a perfect example of how beatbox can be used in magically creative waysHuman Beatbox