Ed Wells
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Ed Wells

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Folk Soul





My next dire expectation was also shattered when the opening act proved to be somewhat of a gem. Ed Wells is a moderately husky voiced piano man par excellence. “Guringai” opened the set with its fast arpeggiated pianoforte and a voice that would melt butter. To please the crowd’s ears with something everybody knew, Chris Isaac’s “Wicked Game” followed in second place before easing back into the originals.

When it comes to originals, it seems the best ones are always the songs that the artist feels most passionate about. In this sense, “When We Were Young” took the cake. Wells briefly explained that the song chronicles he and his brother’s youth, hence the title. There appeared to be a tremendous amount of passion in the artist’s delivery of the piece and an occasional flash in his eyes that clearly saw him transported back to that time. Very touching, indeed.
I’m not sure what the final piece was called, but I do know that it did do one of the things I love to see artists do. That is, cheekily inserting the lyrics and melody of a popular tune into the mix, thereby commenting on the fact that no music is truly original. Yes, I’m saying this is a good thing just in case somebody wants to deliberately misinterpret me. - AU Review


'Play For Me' -EP (2013)
'Sparrow and Seed' - Single (2015)



20 year old Sydneysider Ed Wells has recently found himself making an impression in both the UK and his homeland of Australia.   The young singer/songwriter spent much of 2014 in the UK, performing a number of showcase gigs, including a spot on stage at the world famous Troubadour Club in London where Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello and Adele have all performed.  

It has been a formative and inspiring period for Ed, whose time growing up between London, Hong Kong and Sydney has further helped shaped his song-writing and musical style.   Ed combines a dark, yet powerful voice with highly accomplished piano skills and a level of songwriting skill and maturity that belies his age. 


He describes his style as an eclectic mix of alternative folk/soul/pop with musical influences such as Jeff Buckley, Ben Howard, Vance Joy and Matt Corby.  Australia’s respected The AU Review described him as a husky voiced piano man par excellence…(with) a voice that would melt butter (April 2014).

 After attracting attention from several labels in the UK, Ed returns to Australia in early 2015 to release his new single ‘Sparrow and Seed’, accompanied by some select East Coast shows. ‘Sparrow and Seed’ is from Ed’s upcoming first long-play release, slated for release in mid-2015.  Smart, accomplished and quite beautiful, the single gives you an indication of the many talents of this promising young artist.  

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