Edison Herbert is a gifted and melodic guitarist. Born in Leeds, he started playing the piano as a young boy encouraged by his parents. While studying classical piano at Yorkshire College of Music, he began teaching himself to play guitar. He gained valuable experience performing at church with small gospel groups and choirs.
This passion for the guitar resulted in further studies at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he performed with The Guildhall Big Band featuring Randy Brecker at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
Musician, composer, arranger and bandleader. Edison was musical arranger for the West End musical “Unforgettable and was musical director on the international tour. He has composed music for BBC Radio 4 and performed with The Jazz Warriors, Rose Royce and Kim Burrell and various other artists.
Edison took part in the Sky Arts series Guitar Star. He performed one of his original compositions for George Benson. They have stayed in touch and he remains a friend and mentor. Singer songwriter Lianne La Havas jammed with Edison on the same show and she described him as mega talented.
Edison heads up a trio featuring Neville Malcom on double bass and drummer Winston Clifford. In 2015 Edison was sponsored by the Arts Council to tour with their first album “My Favourite Tunes”. A second album “All I Need” was recorded in 2019 and release dates are still to be finalised.
Edison has been hard at work throughout 2020. His new album project “Time for Love” was funded by The Arts Council. It’s a change of direction with an exciting new band line up and an eclectic mix of original compositions and popular covers.
After much uncertainty and many twists and turns “Time for Love” is recorded and ready to go. 2021 is here and things are going in the right direction. Edison will be posting regular updates over the coming weeks. As winter turns to spring, come with him on a journey of joy, hope and togetherness. Now is the time for love.