Currently residing in Bradford, Yorkshire, U.K, Edward Phillip Emsley has had a keen duel interest in both music and science from an early age – having been given an electronic keyboard for his sixth birthday he taught himself some tunes before taking the keyboard apart to see how it worked!
Born slightly disabled on November 4th 1967, (he was born without a right-hand), his father was a soldier with the British Army, (Pay Corps), and his mother trained as a nurse before becoming a full-time housewife.
During his middle school years he impressed his music teacher enough to be appointed ‘Musical Director/Composer’ for the school plays.
In his teenage years, Edward formed a few New Wave/Punk inspired bands and gigged around the Windsor/Slough, Berkshire area of the U.K before giving it up due to parental pressure to, “get a proper job!”
Alas, the pressure proved too much and at the age of 22, Edward suffered a complete mental breakdown and was admitted to a mental health unit where he was treated for depression and psychosis.
The intervening years Edward calls his ‘Musical Wilderness Years’ where he studied mathematics and physics with the Open University, worked as a painter and decorator and spent long periods of unemployment.
Now, at age 45 and with the advent of new digital recording technology, E.P Emsley has decided to come out of the ‘Musical Wilderness’ and as of February 2011 he has recorded three home-made self-produced albums.