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Jack Edwards

Jack Edwards, born in February 1988, has been heavily absorbed in music since his early teens. From sixteen years of age, Jack was playing guitar and singing in rock covers and original bands, contributing a great deal of compositional work within these groups. Always keen to broaden and improve his musicality, Jack received private guitar tuition for 8 years from renowned tutor Steve Wagstaff, fuelling his passion for the instrument. Recently, Jack  graduated with first class honours in popular music from Leeds College of Music (LCoM), one of the leading music conservatoires in Europe.

Jack is a fan of most guitar music, from James Taylor to Jimi Hendrix. Artists such as Paul Carrack, Simply Red, Sting, Pearl Jam and John Mayer have been a constant source of inspiration throughout Jack’s musical life, in composition and performance.

In recent years, original R & B and Blues music has influenced Jack’s guitar playing as well as his composing. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton and Joe Bonamassa are but a few artists to mention from these genres.

Jack has a wealth of experience as a performer in covers and original bands. As a guitarist and lead vocalist for most outfits he has featured in, he has valuable insight into the relationship between an artist and their audience, and the overall process of gigging.

Jack has performed in venues in many major cities of the UK, including Manchester, Wakefield, Sheffield, Birmingham, Leeds and London. He has played many gigs as a solo acoustic act, playing largely original material.

In terms of compositional work, Jack has successfully written material for many different purposes. This includes music for infant school children, rock bands and acoustic balladry.

Recording these compositions has led to quality experience in the studio environment.

Resolution, a song written by Jack Edwards, has been chosen to appear on the Leeds College of Music album. This acoustic track was selected by a panel of music industry experts, as part of a competition that was open to all LCoM students. This album will be released in the summer of 2010.

Jack has since recorded a vast amount of original work, most notably his latest EP 'Love & Luck'. This is a blues/rock EP he recorded with Pete Darling, Eddie Hill and of course, Mr. Adam Swales!

Through his involvement in RockIt Modern Music School, Jack hopes to give fellow musicians of all ages and abilities a helping hand in pursuing their passion.