Little Red Box
***His song 'Truly' is currently being played on Smooth Jazz radio around the world*** Talented Vocalist and Multi Instrumentalist has released his exciting debut album, Little Red Box, and has already thrilled his fans around the world. This release marks a huge step in this multi-talented singer-songwriter's career. D. Edward, who lives in Oakland, California, is currently promoting the album which will hopefully build upon his current fan base and get his music heard by more people than ever. The album, "Little Red Box ", consists of eleven original songs, with a combination of heartfelt lyrics, catchy melodies and solid grooves. The music is punctuated through out with elements of pop, soul, jazz and latin. D. Edward plays most of the instruments but is also supported by a few other talented musicians who also work with Stevie Wonder, Con Funk Shun, Goapele, Martin Luther, and Lenny Williams. It is a self produced labor of love. The album was mastered at Studio D Recording in Sausalito by Joel Jaffe, who is responsible for post production and recording work with Carlos Santana and Wayne Shorter, Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind and Fire, Bonnie Raitt, Ringo Starr, Smashmouth, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the Manzerek/Rogers Group. The concept of "Little Red Box" is love, find it, losing it and living it. He draws upon his experiences and incorporates them into his music. Inside is the gift of love and it makes all things possible. This album is his heartfelt offering to that concept. "Little Red Box" is a glimpse into his musical upbringing and influences. He grew up listening to old school R&B, soul, pop, hip hop, country, Latin and even crooners like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. He is an accomplished hand percussionist playing and touring with legendary R&B group Con Funk Shun. As a child, he was always drawn to the lyrics of songs he heard on the radio and knew that music was what he wanted to do when he grew up. After taking trumpet and clarinet in elementary school and singing in the chorus of a few school musicals, he went onto take piano lessons and then began playing congas in high school. It was at Berkeley High School that he was recruited to be drummer for the Afro-Haitian dance classes. In college he studied music theory, jazz arranging and composing as well as playing in local jazz and dance cover bands. Songwriting is one of his passions and wrote songs,while studying music in school, at home. His debut album is his introduction to the world as a singer-songwriter and has received rave reviews by those who have heard it. Here are some of the things fans are saying : 'Amazing D! You are amazing! I love it!', 'Wow it's packed with TLC! Luv it absolutely!', "It's been a long time since new music got me so caught up. I'm loving every cut.... especially Cool Breeze. Hot!!!", 'OMG ... 'Truly' is so great! Most excellent writing + production as well! Bravo, bravo.'