Edward Appleby

Edward Appleby

 Mobile, Alabama, USA
BandFolkAlternative

Bridges the gap between indie folk pop and modern classical art music. Features orchestrations for strings and brass, as well as electronic elements. Can perform solo or with a small ensemble.

Biography

Edward Appleby is a musician / performer / writer / heart
throb living in Mobile, AL who composes cinematic
music that combines aspects of indie folk pop-art songs
with modern classical composition. Edward Appleby's
debut full-length CD, "The City (Waiting for the Inevitable
Disaster)", is a collection of music overflowing with
adventurous tales of love and loss, triumph and failure,
life and death, ghosts and lake monsters, and even haunted
museums. From the electronic chaos of "The Ghost of
Robert Redwood, pt. 1" to the surreal romance of "Western
Expanses", Edward's songs are a collision of imagination,
strings, horns, drum machines, and faltering voices. The
album was recorded guerilla-style across the state
of Alabama in bedrooms, closets, practice rooms at
universities, and sometimes a church at night.
Over the year leading up to the release of his debut
full length, Edward self-recorded and released four EP's,
ranging in concept from instrumental film score-style music
intended to be the soundtrack to everyday life (“Music for the
Living, Vol. 1”) to collections of original holiday music for
Halloween and Christmas (“Music for the Living Dead” and
“Lo! The Snow in the Chimney Froze!”, respectively).

Lyrics

The Colony

Written By: Edward Appleby

Wait, I cannot stay.
I'll break alone beyond the River Thames.
Please, I can't compete.
You know I'm just a pygmy horse at sea.

The house, the school,
The church, the town,
They won't hear us when we drown.
We'll leave the colony somehow,
Leave this world without a sound.

Are we, the only ones,
Who feel our lives have only just begun?

The house, the school,
The church, the town,
They won't hear us when we drown.
We'll leave the colony somehow,
Leave this world without a sound.

There must be life outside
the walls of this makeshift group menticide.
I would rather die,
Than stay and be your prisoner for life.

The house, the school,
The church, the town,
They won't hear us when we drown.
We'll leave the colony somehow,
Leave this world without a sound.

Discography

Self-Titled EP
Music for the Living, vol. 1
Music for the Living Dead
Lo! The Snow in the Chimney Froze!
The City (Waiting for the Inevitable Disaster)

Set List

We Shouldn't Be Here Alone
The Ghost of Robert Redwood (Part 2)
The Colony
Eden
The City
Am I the Exception?