Edward Yeo

Edward Yeo

BandClassicalJazz

To write relevant modern music using time tested jazz and classical guitar technique to render beautiful ambient music.

Biography

Music Bio: Edward Yeo
I was self taught, initially and played in local rock bands, Stations and 4XY during the first half of the 1980's. Due to fatherhood responsibilities I purchased a synth and started composing music at home, to keep some musical presence in my life. During this period of the late 80's I recorded with Zirbel's Mental Insect, appearing on Skull Tracks and Two Headed Fly. I served a short stint with local alt rock band Animal Instinct in the mid 90's. I studied music, starting 1986 with harmony by Lee Armentrout and moving to jazz guitar lessons with George Allen. I studied next with Rob Curtis, who taught me jazz and classical guitar execution and technique including reading and writing music. I have continued to compose original works, the newest find outlet through my solo guitar playing. I also spent 3 intense years, in the mid 1990's in the Wright College jazz band headed by one of Chicago's brightest reed men and composers, Rich Corpolongo. During that period I also had the unique opportunity to spent jam night at Big Joe's, putting it together, amongst some of todays young jazz lions, namely guitarist Neal Alger, reedman and band leader Ted Hogarth, drummer Darin Scorrza and bassist alex Bendarky. I formed, with Dan Hanrahan, Bossa Norte a vocal/guitar duo that performed for two years in local clubs and is now a song writing unit. I perform solo jazz and classical music at local restaurants and coffee houses. My intention is to write and record music for Television plays and or film and travel the world with my guitar.

Lyrics

Heaven

Written By: Edward Yeo

In Heaven they dance in the clouds
In Heaven they don't think out loud
On Earth skies are grey but I know that some day
My Heaven on Earth will arrive

In Heaven they don't fuss and fight
In Heaven's perpetual night
On Earth all disdains but my faith still remains
That you're out there somewhere tonight

Someday someday
Everything all will be fine
Someday someday
All that I want will be mine

In Heaven they soar thru the sky
In Heaven they don't fear to die
I look to the stars o'er the strip joints and bars
Cause Heaven is just a state of mind

Someday someday
Everything all will be fine
Someday someday
All that I want will be mine

In Heaven they dance in the clouds
In Heaven they don't think out loud
On Earth skies are grey but I know that some day
My Heaven on Earth will arrive

Discography

Betaville Ep: Distributed on signed cassette format as a demo in 1986 intended for Hollywood record labels.
Skull Tracks by Mental Insect
Guitar guitar on Wall of Tears and Post Industrial Sex
Two Headed Fly by Mental Insect
Guest guitar on Tough Times

Set List

A typical set list is 40 to 45 minutes long consisting of classical, jazz, bossa nova standards and my own original music.
* = Original song ** = original introduction
Sample Set List:
1 Visions of Spain 3:30 *
2 Black Orpheus 4:00
3 Jazz medley in G 9:00 **
( Intro, Out Of Nowhere, It Could Happen To You, Polka Dots and Moon Beams)
4 Moonlight Serenade, with intro 5:00 **
5 She Gives Me Pause 2:45 *
6 527 Bourbon Street 2:50 *
7 Moonlight Sonata 5:00
8 Gymnopie 3:00
9 Corcovado/Gentle Rain 5:00
10 Peter Gunn/ Romanza 4:00