Edward is a London based freelance timpanist and percussionist, primarily working in classical and orchestral music. Edward trained at the Royal College of Music under a Foundation Scholarship where he also won their prestigious Concerto Competition, performing “Ruby” by Joe Duddell.
Since graduation, Edward has cemented himself into the London music scene not only as an instrumentalist, but also as a business, with percussion hire, as well as provision of technical and light logistical services to the touring, session and television sectors.
Edward's engagements have seen him perform extensively throughout all major London concert venues as well as further afield to Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Italy, the Czech republic and Singapore. Recent session work has included recording the symphonic version of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” Album at Abbey Road, Rick Wakeman’s “King Arthur” Album followed by a World Premiere performance, headlining the Stone Free Festival at London’s O2 Arena.
As well as a Plethora of different London orchestras and ensembles, Edward performs regularly with both Rick Wakeman and Sue Perkins as part of an ongoing concert series bringing music to children and schools, as well as the Annual “Night Under The Stars” Gala at the Royal Festival Hall for ‘The Passage Charity’, raising several hundred thousand pounds for the homeless.
Aside from his regular orchestral commitments, Edward’s main passion lies in exploring and expanding the sonic possibilities of percussion in music, working closely with several of London’s leading composers and orchestrators. Edward’s passion for composition helps fuel the never-ending soundscape of percussion, pushing the limits of the instruments and bringing them from the back of the orchestra to the front. This attention to detail has seen Edward’s work expand to production, not only for himself, but now for other artists, helping them evolve their ideas and create truly new and original music.
Seb’s career began by studying Music and Sound Recording (tonmeister) at the University of Surrey. He then took a job at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, gaining a wealth of experience in all fields of recording, with emphasis on large scale orchestral soundtracks, and working closely with some of the greatest engineers and producers in the world (inc. Al Schmitt, Ethan Johns, Peter Cobbin, Simon Rhodes and Geoff Foster).
He worked on a number of soundtracks (including Prometheus, The Avengers, Paranorman, Skyfall and My Week With Marylyn) as well as a range of artists including Paul McCartney, The Cribs and Kylie Minogue.
He went on to work alongside film/TV composer (and founder of Spitfire Audio) Christian Henson, doing all his in-house recording as well as some supplementary writing and general studio maintenance. He recorded music for a selection of films, TV shows and games including Alien Isolation, Poirot, Robot Overlords, Fresh Meat and Inside No 9.
As Spitfire Audio began to take off, he took on regular work developing their sample libraries, eventually becoming a senior developer and taking a lead role on many of their major libraries including the Hans Zimmer range, Albion and Olafur Arnalds.
During this time he also progressed his freelance engineering career, working regularly at Tileyard’s Script Studios and TYE London, recording a plethora of commercial music and jazz with artists such as Ella Eyre, Duke Dumont, SuRie (Eurovision), Hurts, Don Black and Mica Paris, and working closely with Tileyard Producer Sean Hargreaves. He has also gained experience on location, recording two albums for the Military Wives Choir at a host of sought after venues across the country, including the Usher Hall and Kings Place.
His wealth of experience in all areas of recording make him suitable for just about any session type from classical to film to rock & roll. Having been at Rosewood since it’s creation, there is no one who knows this studio quite as he does!