Gerald Edward

Gerald Edward

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Gerald Edward is a part of a new generation of singer/songwriters continuing the American rock tradition of an evolving popular sound. At times modern rock, folk pop, or blues tinged neo-soul, his songs cut across genres. His sound is comparable to John Mayer, David Gray, and Elliott Smith.

Biography

Gerald Edward is part of a new generation of singer/songwriters continuing the American rock tradition of an evolving popular sound. At times modern rock, folk-pop, or blues tinged neo-soul, his songs cut across genres. His musicianship is the marquee of his performances, whether solo acoustic or with his band.

Gerald released his debut album, You Write the Words, in 2010 and has promoted it through playing venues in NYC (Pete’s Candy Store, Sidewalk Café), Philadelphia (World Café Live), NJ (The Saint, Triumph Brewing Co., Van Gogh’s Ear), as well as taking to festival stages at the Wave Gathering (Asbury Park, NJ) and Ben and Jerry’s Joy Ride (Boston, MA).

PRESS:
“Addictive melody and emotion to spare mix with harmonies and golden guitars here...“Firefly” continues the fun, focusing the listener on the pleasant vocal tone and outstanding lyrical content. Beatle-esque styled backing vocals and minor keyed down step chorus shimmers brilliantly into the solo end.”
- The Aquarian Weekly

“Gerald Edward shows that he’s a master of the more intimate, acoustic singer/songwriter songs…. While his sound is very current, you can often hear influences from rock & roll, folk, and Americana.”
– Inner Ear Media

“You Write the Words hits every main variation of guitar-based song, with a breadth of sounds from John Mayer to REM to outright country/folk and back.”
- Frequency Magazine

“Edward combines a smooth vocal style and great arrangements with tasteful guitar playing and straight-on lyrics… This young artist has honed his craft to the point where he has a sound that is experienced beyond his years.”
- Chorus & Verse

Lyrics

Dear Terena

Written By: Gerald Edward

Dear Terena, it seems like ages since I’ve seen ya
There’s so much that I wanna say, unlock every mystery ya know
So are ya happy, are ya sad? Know that you’d tell me if you had the voice
So how’s life through the looking glass? Reunited with the one you love at last

But ya left so many behind that loved ya too. Now what are we supposed to do?

Shouldn’t we all be doing better? Don’t we all just get together and let it go?
She’s going home. It’ll be the first time she never feels alone again for the rest of her life
We’ll miss her and there’s no in between. Dear Terena

Dear Terena, in a recurring dream I see ya now and then
I look sideways, up and down; finally I see your face there in the crowd
I look back another time around; it’s my imagination acting up now

Put the Brakes On

Written By: Gerald Edward

You write the words to a sad song. Leave the rest to me; I’ll give ya music to sing to
Strum along until your heart races. Fall asleep and wake up in the strangest of places
When ya gonna learn life’s not worth speeding through?

Put the brakes on, Put the brakes on
Put the brakes on, Put the brakes on

And along I was in your blind spot. Ya never saw me there
I guess we never could have been prepared for flying through the rails
We were so shell shocked
But we were bound to crash; there was nothing we could do about that

Put the brakes on, Put the brakes on
Put the brakes on, Put the brakes on

Firefly

Written By: Gerald Edward

Oh little firefly, you were brought into this world to shine
Oh little firefly, the spark of imagination in so many lives
And time and time again, we’d chase you into heaven and think well that’s the end
Always you come back to us, so curious to see if you’re really worth the chase

You’re livin’ day to day. (Ooo Ooo Ooo Ooo)
Why so sad about that?
You’re livin’ day to day. (Ooo Ooo Ooo Ooo)
Life is brilliant till you’re trapped

Oh little firefly, how does it feel to have somethin’ everybody wants to steal?
Your gift doubles as a curse. Ya find you’re far from home, livin’ in this world all alone
Oh little firefly, (Ah, ah ah ah) must be terrified of all the creatures on the outside
Oh little firefly, (Ah, ah ah ah) you’ve been chosen for good reason. You’re a symbol of the season

You’re livin’ day to day.
Why so sad about that?
You’re livin’ day to day.
Life is brilliant till you’re trapped
You’re livin’ day to day.
Why so sad about that?
You’re livin’ day to day.
You’ll burn the brightest before you fade

Oh little firefly, it’s quite all right to dream that someday you’ll be free

Discography

Full-length debut CD, "You Write the Words", Released 2010

Set List

Originals:

Fast As I Can
I'm Your Fool
Who We Are
Simple Guy
Put the Brakes On
Dear Terena
Panic Mode
Spies
Firefly

Covers:
Message in a Bottle (The Police)
When Your Mind's Made Up (Glen Hansard)
The Wind (Cat Stevens)
Independence Day (Elliot Smith)
Beatles tunes, John Mayer tunes, Dave Matthews Band tunes, David Gray, etc...