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Friends Of Frost* / 'So'Far' New album by Andy Edwards
« on: February 26, 2017, 09:57:31 AM »
Hello Frosties

I have new album out on bandcamp entitled 'So Far'

https://andyedwards.bandcamp.com/album/so-far



The album is basically one track that is half an hour long with some outtakes and other stuff added. I would describe it as progressive free jazzfusion with ambient elecronica dub tendencies. A lot of it is in 15/16 so any fans of this time signature will be really happy.

My bandcamp stuff is basically stuff from my vaults and music that has very little commercial potential. This album is in the latter category.

Currently, in the real world, I'm playing for the folk rock band Quill. Quill have been going for 40 years and have a fantastic following. I replaced Bev Bevan in the band so yet more Frost/ELO connections! We will be playing Cropready festival this year. We have a bunch of gigs elsewhere too.

I have been working on the music for a play (This album came out of the sessions for that). It's called 'The Dancing Club' and we hope to be getting funding to tour it.

I have also been doing some informal gigs with Robert Plant which has been awesome. Great to jam with him again!

On another note, I met up with Dec Burke last week, his new album 'Book of Secrets' is really fantastic with some great playing and monster choruses...what a singer! Anyone going to see him tonight?

All the best

Andy E

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Frost* / Interview with Andy E on Midlands Metalheads Radio
« on: December 02, 2015, 05:01:13 PM »
Hi everyone.

Here is a 55 minute interview I did for The Progmeister on a show called 'The Lost Art'
Lots of stuff about KIAMA but also lots of talk about Frost.
Great to hear John Mitchell, ELO, KIAMA and Frost all on the same show too...can you spot all the links?

http://www.midlandsmetalheads.com/the-lost-art-with-the-progmeister-29th-nov-2015-kiama-special/

All the best

TBE

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Other Bands / 'Tears' by Kiama
« on: November 08, 2015, 08:58:38 PM »
Hi Frosties

We have recently released a new promo by my band KIAMA. It features a song called 'Tears' which features a pretty insane guitar solo by Luke

http://youtu.be/dKiZ474Z7gI

We will be releasing a promo of a new song next week too.

All the best

TBE

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Other Bands / KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
« on: October 20, 2015, 03:54:07 PM »
Hi Frosties

I would like to announce my latest project which is a new prog band called KIAMA.

The band also features Rob Reed (Magenta) Dylan Thompson (The Reasoning) and Luke Machin (Maschine)

www.kiamaband.com

If you head over to our website you can have a listen to 'Cold Black Heart' which is featured on our promo video which was mixed by Jem.
There will be more Kiama/Frost* related news too so keep watching.

Any questions?

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Other Bands / New album by TBE
« on: July 22, 2015, 11:44:19 AM »
Hi Frosties...

Just letting you know about a new album I have just released.

It's a collection of jazz standards recorded as a tribute to my Dad who died earlier this year.
It has been recorded in my new studio I have built in my garden and if all goes to plan I will recording stuff for the new Frost album there very soon!

You can listen to it here...

http://andyedwards.bandcamp.com/album/mike

There is a LOT of stuff happening this year, I will try and keep you all informed as it happens.
If you haven't already please like my FB like page so we can keep in touch...

All the best

Andy


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Frost* / Tiny piece of Frost history for sale
« on: May 10, 2015, 04:15:43 PM »
I'm having a clear out, as I'm building a new studio in my garden and it's time I said goodbye to this fella...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261883108248


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Frost* / What TBE has been doing
« on: March 21, 2011, 09:27:59 AM »
Hi all

With all so quiet on the Frost* front I thought I'd tell you about the new website we have set up for the course I now run at Kidderminster College.

If you would like to have a look...

http://www.yourkctv.co.uk/

and there is a youtube with lots of videos, (I'm playing on 'Sidewinder' and 'Golden')

http://www.youtube.com/user/kidderminstercollege

There are quite a few Frost* fans among the students and they would welcome any constructive criticism so if you have time have a look and tell me what you think.

all the best to you

Andy Edwards

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Any Other Business / If you are aged between 14-17...
« on: July 16, 2010, 09:30:32 AM »
....what are you doing here?

Hello chaps

If you are a budding musician or know a budding musician aged  between 16 and 17 then my college is offering a free day in our recording studio where you can make a track for free!

It's the same studio where we recorded the drums to 'the dividing line'

more here:

www.musicatkc.com


Hope you are all ok in Frost* land :)

all the best

TBE

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Any Other Business / If you like PiL or Killing Joke....
« on: December 02, 2009, 04:09:41 PM »
Martin  Atkins, drummer with PiL and Killing Joke is giving a free talk at the college if amyone is interested.

Martin is now a noted music industry guru and he will be giving a talk on the music business.

There is more here:

http://andyedwardsmusic.blogspot.com/

and the MAS records website MAS is the industry offshoot of Kidderminster College.

http://www.mightyatomsmasher.com/news.htm

Cheers

Andy E

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Announcements / Free Andy Edwards drum clinic
« on: October 16, 2009, 02:50:35 PM »
Hello chaps.

I've been asked to do something for the Kidderminster College open evening so I've decided to do a clinic. I haven't decided what quite to do yet but I may play a few Frost songs.

The event is on next Thursday and it's free!

My mate Gary Edwards will also do a talk on the future of music. Gary worked on my DVD and has worked with The Prodigy, Bjork, My Bloody Valentine and a load of other artists but he now writes and lectures on philosophy and has a lot of intersting things to say on music.

I have also done the music for a series of films he has produced of which the first is up on YouTube.

It's all here...

http://andyedwardsmusic.blogspot.com/

If you can pop down please do.

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Frost* / Eastenders
« on: September 04, 2009, 12:15:26 PM »
I was interviewed on Radio WM on Wednesday.

You can read and listen to it here...

http://andyedwardsmusic.blogspot.com/

Thanks to everyone for all the good wishes sent regarding my little arrival. We doing fine and she is lovely.

all the best

Andy

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Any Other Business / Musical Skill
« on: July 13, 2009, 02:09:33 PM »
Just posted this on another forum. I know there are some teachers here so I thought I'd post it up here too:


I'm writing a scheme of works for the music course I teach on

(Kidderminster college National Diploma in Music. Read all about it here> http://andyedwardsmusic.blogspot.com/
plug plug)

and some thoughts have occoured to me.

A few years ago the goverment commissioned a report which suggested the country needs skilled people and looked to education to supply this.
I agree that this is true.

BUT...

What would we define musical skill as?

I've just written a definition but I'll post it up later if this discussion gets spicy.

The question I have is this:

What is musical skill? How valuable is it to society and should a we, the tax payers fund establishments to develop these skills?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

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Announcements / My new blog
« on: July 06, 2009, 12:38:49 PM »
It seems everything is changing.

I have redesigned my blog and I will be updating it regularly. It has been redesigned to cover my music teaching at kidderminster college and the many projects and events surrounding the course there.

There is a short video up there too (which features yours truly playing a blast beat)

I hope to discuss certain musical, aesthetic and educational points there. It's interesting how the current recession is affecting these things. This summer we ran a series of workshops and our own Robin B delivered an excellent masterclass on computer game music.

I really am enjoying it here and I am looking forward to sharing the madness with you here.

all the best

Andy

http://andyedwardsmusic.blogspot.com/

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Any Other Business / Drummer plays notes!
« on: March 24, 2009, 10:30:36 AM »
Hello chaps.

In my new role as music lecturer I seem to be hitting the same problem with my students.
They are rock musicians so they have learnt by learning licks and songs.
Many of them seem to have real problems in equating what they play with basic harmonic theory.
A lot of the video tutors seem to miss out the real basic concepts that form the fundamentals of music theory.

I have started on quite a big project to produce a number of simple vdeos that try and explain the basics of music harmony.

I have just posted three up on my blog if you fancy a look.

http://andyedwardsmusic.blogspot.com/

These are primarily for my students but I hope they will be of use to other musicians too.
If these work I will be doing some more in the future so your views are welcome.

all the best

TBE

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Any Other Business / My past life
« on: March 02, 2009, 10:33:36 AM »
Hello chaps.

I have put up some tracks I have been involved with over the last 18yrs on my myspace.

This is from my blog...


As I delve deeper and deeper into my old minidisc collection I have uncovered a lot of music that I have recorded over the past 20 years.
It's interesting to listen to this stuff and survey my 'career' in music, especially as I feel I am at a crossroads artistically

I have uploaded six tracks on my myspace that cover the last 18 years! Some of these tracks were recorded on four track, some in studios; the way we we make music really has changed in that time.

So here is a run down of what is up there...

'BLACK'
'CLOSED'

When I stopped playing with Robert Plant in 2001 I was still involved in production and remixing. I decided to to put a project together with Dan Jenkins, with us sharing production duties and with Dan also singing.
At the time we were listening to a lot of electronica like Aphex Twin and Autechre but we were also into Scott Walker's 'Tilt' album. I think this influenced the strange vocal approach on these tracks.
Usually I like to work quickly but we spent a long time on the production on these. I think they are quite proggy in a way. I know I found it difficult being so anal over these tracks which in the end scuppered the project.

'TWITCH OUTAKE MEDLEY'

In 2002 I made an album called 'the Twitch' It was full of lots of drumming and wierd time signatures and polyrhythms. (You can listen to it at Lastfm) Here are a few things that didn't make it on. One features me singing and one features Paul Wetton on guitar. (more of him later)
All the twitch recordings have a certain sound that I have always liked.

'SOMETIMES IT SNOWS IN APRIL'

Between 1999 and 2001 I played drums for Robert Plant in a band called The Priory of Brion.
It was a great band that got knocked a bit at the time for it's musicianship which I think was unfair.
We were in the studio one day when Paul Timothy (keyboards) and myself got a call to do a remix for a singer called Amar. So we jammed some stuff along with the bassist (Paul Wetton again!) and then we dropped the vocal on after. The record company wanted us to do a version of 'Sometimes it Snows in April' by Prince. This has always been a track I really like but the record company rejected it because it was a bit too heavy for them.
Paul Timothy later found chart success with his dance project 'Soul Central'

'KILLER AUNTY IN DUB CONFUSION'

This comes from the four track days so prepare yourself for hiss!
It features Paul Wetton on guitar, aka Aunty. When I'm asked about musicians I have worked with I often mention Paul as being on of the unsung greats. A monster musician with a unique approach.
I have put this up as a tribute to Paul.
He is currently playing bass in the band Cantaloop. Check him out next time he is gigging near you.

'DERVISH'

The earlist track in this list, it comes from 1991 and was recorded in my bedroom on a four track.
It features some funky arabic stuff, some complex runs and rhythms and a keyboard solo I recorded whilst under the influence in 19/16. Basically it contains everything that I have been doing ever since!


There is a lot of this stuff and I'm looking forward to putting more weirder stuff up as and when I find it.


If you have time to listen please do....

Ta x

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