*Ed’s note… To catch Ed Geater on stage again, he will performing with Call Me Unique on Friday 5th May – as part of her Urban Gypsy II EP launch party at Mama Roux’s. For direct gig info, click here.
To read our Birmingham Review of ‘Shoulda’, the debut single from Urban Gypsy II produced by Ed Geater, click here.
Words by Ed King / Pics by Rob Hadley
On March 24th, Ed Geater brought the final show of his UK tour to the Hare & Hounds – playing to a packed out Venue 2. On stage support (there was a fair amount off stage too) came from Amy Louise Ellis, Dee Ajayi and Bear – aka Gordon Begard and Faye Smith. Guest appearances were not in short supply either, with Lady Sanity and even Ed Geater’s brother, Charlie, joining him on stage.
Birmingham Review had caught up with Ed Geater before he set our across the UK; to read Giles Logan’s interview click here.
A high octane local love in, with a range of genres covered and crossed over, it was a fitting end to Ed Geater’s first multi date headline endevour. Or ‘tour’, as it’s known in the trade. Well supported by the music scene he constantly champions, the Hare & Hounds homecoming was a well endorsed affair; a strong start to a promising year.
But 2017 is not all about the live circuit, a place talented troubadours can get lost in, with Ed Geater popping up on a few credit notes – on 5th May Call Me Unique’s Urban Gypsy II EP is released, as produced by Ed Geater. Then on 16th June Ed Geater and Lady Sanity release their collaborative single, ‘Found a Place’, two weeks after a showcase gig featuring both artists at mac on 2nd June.
“I’m so excited to be releasing ‘Found A Place’ with Lady Sanity,” explains Ed Geater. She really is one of Birmingham’s most exciting talents right now, and the combination of our different styles has sparked something original and fresh. I’m looking forward to what will be a special night at mac. I remember going there as a child and seeing all sorts of creative, exciting things going on, so to be playing a headline show there with great support gives me a very warm feeling.” A rising balloon, both on stage and behind the glass; this could be a big year for Team Geater.
For direct gig info & tickets for Ed Geater, Lady Sanity and Andrew Souter at mac on 2nd June, click here.
But first things first; Rob Hadley was at Ed Geater’s homecoming show at the Hare & Hounds – shooting an extended photo feature to go into THE GALLERY, for Birmingham Review. See a selection of Rob Hadley’s shots below or click on the Full Flickr of Pics links. Check out the Birmingham Review Instagram page too.
N.B. Rob also shot a series of profile pics with Ed Geater, to run alongside his interview with Giles Logan. There’s a triptych of portrait shots at the end of this GALLERY, but to view the Full Flickr of Ed Geater Profile Pics click here.
A special thanks to the Hare & Hounds for letting us take over their top office for the interview shoot – awesome setting too, loving the records.
Ed Geater @ Hare & Hounds 24.03.17 / Rob Hadley – Birmingham Review
For more on Ed Geater, visit www.edgeater.co.uk
Bear – supporting Ed Geater @ Hare & Hounds 24.03.17 / Rob Hadley – Birmingham Review
For more on Bear, visit www.soundcloud.com/bearmusic1
Dee Ajayi – supporting Ed Geater @ Hare & Hounds 24.03.17 / Rob Hadley – Birmingham Review
For more on Dee Ajayi, visit www.soundcloud.com/dee_ajayi
Amy Louise Ellis – supporting Ed Geater @ Hare & Hounds 24.03.17 / Rob Hadley – Birmingham Review
For more on Amy Louise Ellis, visit www.facebook.com/AmyLouiseElliis
Ed Geater @ Hare & Hounds / Rob Hadley – Birmingham Review
To see the Full Flickr of Profile Pics, click here. For more on Ed Geater, visit www.edgeater.co.uk
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