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Jack Edwards is a singer, songwriter and proud Yorkshireman.
From a humble town with a rich history and steeped in folklore, Jack’s music is inevitably edged by the world in which he grew up in, many observations and events of daily life appearing in early songs such as ‘Coaltown’:
It’s endless conversations down a telephone line
It’s remembering where I’m from, how we crawled out of the mines.
There’s some wise-guy on the corner trying to hustle me for change
“It comes soon enough,” I said “You don’t have to wait”.
Jack was primarily a guitar player, and stood out from his peers with his love of ‘old’ guitar music from bands/artists such as Thin Lizzy, Clapton, Wishbone Ash and Deep Purple. His Dad was kind enough to take him along to see these bands play (if they were alive and well), and his love for the guitar has never faded since.
Jack attended Leeds College Of Music where he fell in love with the blues, and honed his songwriting skills.
It was at the college where he met Pete and Bridie, who along with long time friends Eddie Hill and Adam Swales would complete the Jack Edwards Band line up in the latter half of 2012. Previously, Jack performed as part of function and original bands at venues all around the UK, all from the age of 16.
Jack and his new band members recorded the songs that would make the album ‘Never Surrender’ in the Summer of 2012, and it was released in November 2012.
Following this, the ‘Death Defying’ EP was released in October 2013, and is the band’s best work to date.