I met Ed at The Golden Lion in Bristol at one of Nuala Honan’s “Lion’s Den” nights. She had scheduled me to perform as T-toe to support Ed Dowie, whose Soundcloud page she had stumbled across. I could tell immediately that Ed and I were kindred musical spirits as soon as I heard him soundchecking. His unique set-up of an array of homemade instruments and quirky musical toys layered to support his stunning vulnerable and melancholy vocal. Ed lives in London, and I suspect he – like me – is an introvert, which sadly means we’ve not had a great deal of time to get to know each other. But I know if we did, we would like each other’s company very much, I'm sure.
“Ed has been making music since the late 1990s, firstly as one third of Parlophone's Brothers in Sound, then later a solo act under the name Redarthur. After a 5-year hiatus which he spent living in University libraries & music technology labs making strange bleeps, he returned to the music industry to join The Paper Cinema, a puppetry/animation/theatre/music hybrid (that tours both internationally & in Hackney). Now performing and recording under the name Ed Dowie, he makes music which fuses experimental techniques with melodic aspirations,”