GET TO KNOW: Edward Abela

When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

I’ve been playing music in some form or another from a very early age. Growing up, my siblings and I could all play the piano well. I am sure it was my parents who recognised where my talents lay and in turn encouraged and pushed me to keep learning until it became a pleasure I could not be without

Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

Growing up all sorts of music was played from different members of my family, There was never a specific genre that was constantly repeated in my house aside from my fathers love of Frank Sinatra and the Moulin Rouge soundtrack.

How long have you been playing/writing?

Writing music was something that was very unexpected for me. It was after hearing music from Composers like Ludovico Einuadi, John Williams, Yann tiers and Jon Powell that I realised that writing classical music was for me. There was something about having an orchestra of up to 50 people play your music in absolute sync, that seemed rather beautiful to me.

How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

I play live quite often for other acts including the up and coming Bee Bakare as well as my own music at the infamous L’escargot in Soho. I’ve spent the past year or so writing production albums for WarnerChappell, producing music for other artists and working on my own music when time allowed it. I’m very excited to say that I’ve got a few things lined up with the release of Echoes. The first major gig is on the 26th of March at The Finsbury, just down the road from manor house tube station.

What has been your favourite moment in music?

One of my favourite moments playing music was for David Bowie’s memorial gig at the legendary Union Chapel. I’d been writing strings to a cover of ‘Heroes’ a friend was producing. The track was so well received that we were asked to headline the first act of the show. Seeing all the people Bowie touched crossing generations, singing along was something I won’t forget anytime soon.

Where is the best place to find you online?

Typing my name would work, but you can find me on social media like Facebook (Edward Abela), twitter (EdwardAbela1) and instagram (edski90) and see the latest projects I’m working. You can find my music on soundcloud (www.soundcloud.com/edski88), Spotify, iTunes and other online media stores. You could also find me on my website www.endlessmelodies.co.uk 

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