Con Funk Shun Percussionist D. Edward To Release Soulful New Single and Video - “Show Me”
Date: Mar 11, 2015
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Oakland, CA – Hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed 2014 solo album 'Love Is', Con Funk Shun percussionist and singer-songwriter D. Edward is releasing a soulful new single and video titled “Show Me” featuring Jenna Lavoie! 'Love Is' was released worldwide on October 21st, 2014. The album was two years in the making and features catchy hooks and grooves with a familiar, yet unique and modern pop and retro soul sound. D. Edward has the ability to sound different on every song yet maintain his own signature style throughout.
“ 'Show Me' is a soulful duet, featuring Jenna Lavoie, who is an up and coming singer songwriter from San Francisco. It’s a hot and steamy song about a couple’s passion for each other. An old school inspired love song with a modern musical beat. I really wanted a duet on my 'Love Is' album and I felt this sexy groove would be perfect for that. It was just a matter of finding the right lyrics and voice… and Jenna appeared. I love her flow and I think our voices complement each other’s. It’s one of my favorites from the album and has been a stand out in many reviews.” - D. Edward
Check out D. Edward's “Show Me (feat. Jenna Lavoie)” single:
An Oakland California native, D. Edward began his musical journey growing up in an eclectic musical household, influenced by what his parents and older brothers were listening to on the radio and on records. These influences included old school R&B/Funk, Soul, Pop, Hip Hop, Country, Latin and African music, as well as crooners like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
D. Edward’s career thrived in the 90's San Francisco Acid Jazz scene for many years playing percussion and keyboards, and he co-produced 2 CDs with a group called Know Jazz. During this time D. Edward recorded with celebrity DJs Jay-J and Julius Papp on 'The Shuffle - EP Vol. 1'.
He is an accomplished percussionist and currently tours with legendary R&B/Funk group Con Funk Shun. He is also currently working with 2013 Grammy winner Laura Sullivan on her new project and has worked with Genevieve Goings from Disney’s Choo Choo Soul, Actress/Singer Brely Evans, DJ Alex Mejia, Grammy winner Samuelle of Club Nouveau, Songwriter Taura Stinson (“Black Nativity” “Rio2”) and Grammy nominated producer PC Muñoz
D. Edward's 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 and his album topped out at number 21 on the SmoothJazz.com Top 50 Radar Chart. Currently, his 'Love Is' album is at #30 on the SmoothJazz.com Top 50 Indie Chart and the first single “Love Is” is still being played at radio stations around the world. His new single “Show Me” is being added to radio as well. In November 2014, he won the Oakland Indie Mayhem People’s Choice Award, garnering more votes than 1400 other submissions.
D. Edward is also on the Board of the Keep Music Rockin' Foundation, which helps to raise funds and offers educational clinics to the music student/programs of the San Leandro Unified School District and the Board of the Balanced Breakfast local music meet ups that started in San Francisco and Oakland and is expanding to other cities like, Los Angeles, Boston, San Jose and Toronto, Canada.
For more information on the 2015 Love Is Tour, new music samples, or to join the mailing list check out his website www.dedwardmusic.com
Here's what's being said about D. Edward's 'Love Is' album:
“Yes! Beautiful Music, Real Instruments! Refreshing! Great quality music and Great songwriting!” - Maxine Jones of En Vogue
“A small, handful of singers have such distinctive character to their voices, that list would include Darryl Hall, Robbie Robertson, Darius Rucker and perhaps more current, Ray LaMontagne… soulful, rugged and sexy!”- Sandy Shore, CEO SmoothJazz.com
“Standout track though is a moody ballad called 'Show Me' which features a great guest vocal from Jenna Lavoie. Like all great soul pairings, this twosome sound like they were made for each other…” - Soul and Jazz and Funk.com
“Modern pop, a retro soul sound and some contemporary instrumental are tossed in the mix for a unique sound that the industry has been in desperate need of for some time.” - Critical Jazz Review
“I Love D's voice! So soulful and distinctive and vibrant and powerful and... I could go on. His charisma, energy and hard work are shining through - all over the album.” - Insurgentcountry.net Germany
“The vocals are a delight, and when all the pieces come together, as they do on ‘Hold On’ and ‘I Love The Way’, you just have to sit back and admire the handiwork… this is a winner from top to bottom.” - Rocker UK Review
D. Edward's Spring 2015 Tour Dates:
March 17 - 2pm South by Southwest Showcase (SXSW) The Jackalope 404 E. 6th St Austin TX
May 2 - 8pm Room 5 Lounge 143 N. La Brea Los Angeles CA
May 9 – 8pm Club Fox Redwood City 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, CA
May 23 Eastlake Music Festival at Lake Merritt Oakland CA
To purchase D. Edward's 'Love Is':
For Physical Distribution Inquiries please contact Steffen Franz or Ben Lang at Independent Distribution Collective at 415-292-7007 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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For Information on Booking D. Edward contact 10th and Clay Records at ChungoBoogie@gmail.com