Genres: Singer/Songwriter, Electronica, Folk, Beatbox, Trip-Hop, Alternative.
For Birmingham born singer-songwriter and beatboxer Ed Geater, rhythmical dexterity is complemented by lyrical prowess. Human Beatbox describe Ed as “a perfect example of how beatbox can be used in magically creative ways.”
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.
Whilst Ed creates this sound completely authentically live, without any sampling, when producing in the studio he is not afraid to weave in layers of sonic textures, synthetic patterns and bass lines into his acoustic arrangements, adding depth and richness to the end product.
Ed Geater in the press:
‘Proving six strings and one brain can go a long way’ – Louder Than War
‘One of the West Midlands’ most exciting talents’ – BBC Introducing
‘Stunning’ – It’s All Indie
‘A truly unique sound’ – Counteract
‘The pools of music influential to Ed Geater are varied at least, confusing at most: folk, electronica, hip-hop and alternative rock. However, the precision with which he prises elements from each genre and perfectly balances them embodies the unique sound of Ed Geater.’ – Bab Mag