Ed James

Ed James

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Ed James loves a hook...and believes that great melodies and harmonies make the world go 'round. His music is original, upbeat, catchy-as-all-get-out, high-energy, power pop.

Biography

Ed James...just a guy on a mission to write the perfect song. He loves a hook...and believes that great melodies and harmonies make the world go 'round.

Mr. James began his music career at the age of 2, beating the crap out of pots and pans on the kitchen floor. He became the drummer of his first rock band when he was in the 5th grade. Fast forward to the present...and somewhere along the way, Ed earned a Bachelor's degree in music, released 4 solo records, and had his tunes featured on VH1, NBC, independent films, as well as a bunch of compilation & tribute CDs. His latest record, "...In The 21st Century", is now available.

Ed's songwriting style is heavily inspired by his heroes (The PSS- Perfect Songwriters Society): the Beatles, Fountains Of Wayne, Andy Partridge, Jason Falkner, and Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.

Also a dynamic live performer, Ed has thrilled audiences at music festivals in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, and Chapel Hill.

Lyrics

Miss Polly

Written By: Ed James

Miss Polly she works inside the cafeteria
Miss Polly wears latex gloves to fight bacteria
Miss Polly must be at least 80 years old

Miss Polly she always wears the same thing everyday
Miss Polly she grins when she serves me my fish fillet
Miss Polly says "Hon, be sure to get you a roll"

I don't know what's come over me
I can't stop thinking about Miss Polly

Miss Polly I love you
I can't stop dreaming of you
Miss Polly don't forget
I want you and your hair net

Miss Polly she coulda been a supermodel, sure
Miss Polly the cover girl for Elle, Vogue, and Allure
Miss Polly but that was way before I was born

Miss Polly is she still working 'cause she needs the green
Miss Polly I'd like to think she's here because of me
Miss Polly she always asks "For here or to go?"

I don't know what's come over me
I can't stop thinking about Miss Polly

Miss Polly I love you
I can't stop dreaming of you
Miss Polly don't forget
I want you and your hair net

Miss Polly I love you
I can't stop dreaming of you
Miss Polly I know that
I love you and your red hat

Copyright 2006 Ed James Music (BMI)

Discography

Solo CDs:
...In The 21st Century (Jam/Jealousy/Ed James Music) - 2007
Big Time (Jealousy/Jam/Ed James Music) - 2004
Poprocket (Jam/Ed James Music) - 2002
Meet Ed James! (Air Mail) - 2001
Meet Ed James! (Jam/Ed James Music) - 1999

Compilations:
Charlotte Pop Fest 2008 (Indienink) - 2008
Sweet Relief (Jam) - 2007
Hi-Fi Christmas Party, Vol. 2 (Vandalay) - 2006
This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio (Jam) - 2005
Planet of Popboomerang - A Global Pop Compilation (Popboomerang) - 2005
This Is Sparklefest (Sparklefest) - 2003
Wizzard Brew - A World Wide Pop Compilation (Wizzard In Vinyl) - 2002
International Pop Overthrow Volume 5 (Not Lame) - 2002
Unearthed (Fossil) - 2001
Pop Under The Surface, Vol. 4 (Yesterday Girl) - 2001
International Pop Overthrow Volume 3 (Not Lame) - 2000
Burnt Marshmallows & Teeny Bikinis (Optional Art) - 2000
Unsound Series Volume 1: Pop! (To M'Lou Music) - 1998
Pop Under The Surface, Vol. 1 (Yesterday Girl) - 1997
Bam Balam Explosion Vol. IV USA Power Pop Compilation (Bam Balam) - 1997
Browser Barbarians (DMR Diversions) - 1997

Tributes:
Jetset Tribute: Do You Want To Be In The Show? (Twist) - 2009
Fools Rush In: A Tribute to Rick Nelson (Jealousy) - 2009
Beautiful Escape: The Songs of The Posies Revisited (Burning Sky) - 2008
Sensory Lullabies: The Ultimate Tribute to Jellyfish (Burning Sky) - 2007
ReadyTributeGo - A Tribute To Butch Walker & Marvelous 3 (Rock Island) - 2007
Jam On Jeremy - A Tribute To Jeremy Morris (Ear Theory) - 2005
What A Concept! - A Salute To Teenage Fanclub (Not Lame) - 2004
It was 40 Years Ago Today - A Tribute To The Beatles (Bullseye) - 2004
He Was Fab - A Loving Tribute To George Harrison (Jealousy Records) - 2002
The Gene Pitney Story Retold (To M'Lou Music) - 2002
Right To Chews - Bubblegum Tribute (Not Lame) - 2002
Are You Ready Steve? - A Tribute To Sweet (Bullseye) - 2002
Fanfields - A Tribute To Toto (Independent) - 2001
I Heart sparkle*jets u.k. (Crab Apple) - 2000
Men In Plaid - A Tribute To The Bay City Rollers (Bullseye) - 2000
A Tribute To The Left Banke (Brobdingnagian) - 1999
Around The Universe In 80 Minutes - A Tribute To Klaatu (Bullseye) - 1999

Guest Spots:
Tim Anthony - The Happy Door (Jealousy) - 2005
Jeremy - Lost And Found (Jam) - 2004
Michael Riesenbeck - Shouting Silence (Perris Records) - 2004
The Saving Graces - Outside Guiding Lights (Paisley Pop) - 2004

Films:
Rodent's Revenge - 2005
Working Stiff - 2004

Television:
VH1
MTV
NBC

Set List

Typical 1-Hour Setlist:

Miss Polly
Who's Gonna Tell The King?
Bad Day
C'mon C'mon
Trippin' On Your Love
Selling Out
Shiver And Shake
Out Of This Town
Party At Joe's
Swimsuit Body & A Catfish Head
Green M&Ms
Holly Would
Emily
Star Trek Girl
Rocketship

Each set is approximately one hour in length. Gigs normally consist of one to three sets.

Can perform a combination of originals and covers in a headlining or supporting role.