D. Edward
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D. Edward

Oakland, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE

Oakland, California, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2011
Solo Pop R&B




"D. Edward raged at Club Fox"

The show opened with Mr. D. Edward supplying his smooth style to the crowd. We have never seen anything like this at LRI before, R&B from D. who has also plays percussion with Con Funk Shun. He has a flair for handling the mic on stage and crooning to the audience like he was singing to one person. - Dr. Rock and Latin Rock Inc

"D. Edward at the Hotel Cafe 5.14.16"

As part of the Balanced Breakfast L.A. Artist Showcase at Hotel Cafe recently, D. Edward got the night started with high-energy and rousing set of original material. The songs included uptempo melodic numbers with catchy hooks from his first solo album, "Little Red Box" and Edward's latest release, "Love Is."
The set drew inspiration from genres of old school, R&B/funk, soul, pop and Latin rhythms. D. Edward is a talented singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from California. His accomplished backing group include Leah Tysse and Jewels Jaselle on vocals; drummer Deacon Marrquin, Ariane Cap on bass and Yuko Tamura on keyboards. D. Edward also played keyboards enhancing the arrangements with colorful textures as well as pouncing out some sizzling grooves during an exciting conga solo. D. Edward is an engaging, confident and likable frontman that interacted easily with his enthusiastic, attentive audience. A seasoned professional, D. Edward has a lot of passion and drive when it comes to his craft. He delivered a memorable live concert experience his fans wouldn't soon forget.

Set List

Love's Eternal
Hold On
Homeward Bound
The Better Man
Pretty Eyes
Show Me
Love Is - Celluloid Annoyed


  • 2011 Little Red Box / Self Released
  • 2014 Love Is / 10th & Clay Records



Award Winning Singer, Songwriter & Multi-Instrumentalist, D. Edward, is also an accomplished percussionist and currently tours with legendary R&B/Funk group Con Funk Shun as well as a bandleader in his own right. Nominated for a 2015 Hollywood Music in Media Award, Oakland Indie Award and participated in a Latin Grammy nominated project. He won the 2014 Oaktown Indie Mayhem People's Choice Award.
He performs his music in solo singer songwriter sets to a full on 9 piece band with horns.  He’s performed at Slim's San Francisco, Atwater Village Theater Los Angeles, Room 5 Los Angeles, the Soiled Dove Underground in Denver, Club Fox Redwood City, the ULUV Music Festival in San Francisco, Ashkenaz in Berkeley, Oakland Indie Awards, Oakland Mayhem Festival (Headliner) & Awaken Café in Oakland, Neck of the Woods & 50 Mason Social House in San Francisco, Jackalope during SXSW Austin TX.
His first solo CD, Little Red Box, gained radio airplay around the USA. His song Truly broke the Top 20 of the FMQB Adult Contemporary Chart. He’s a ReverbNation “Featured Artist” and his music can be heard on Pandora, iHeart Radio, Apple Music and Spotify among others.
His current album, Love Is, features catchy hooks and grooves with a familiar yet unique modern pop and retro soul sound. He has the ability to sound different on different songs yet keep his own style.
The first single/music video from the album, "Love Is", premiered on Magic Johnson's Aspire TV Network in December 2014 and his single/music video, "Show Me", was added to MTV.com and CMT.com in March 2015.
He’s a Board member of the Keep Music Rockin’ Foundation and the Balanced Breakfast Music Meet Ups. He is also a member of the Recording Academy, ASCAP, West Coast Songwriters, SongAlive and NARIP and currently is a member of the Advocacy Committee for the San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy.

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