Originally from Sydney, Australia, 22 year old Ed Wells has been in the rare position of breaking into both the UK and Australian scenes simultaneously. Ed’s 2016 single, ‘Swirl’, and the Pele remix of the song, have both clocked over 300,000 streams on Spotify from a diverse range of countries. With a recent move to the UK, the young electronic/soul musician is looking to continue his steady rise internationally. He combines a dark, yet powerful voice with highly accomplished piano skills and a level of songwriting skill and maturity that belies his age.
Early 2017 saw the release of his latest single, ‘Close the Distance’, which according to Spindle online magazine, “is an eclectic mix of minimalist electronica and soul, as brooding synths mix with heavy beats, all intertwined with Ed’s elegant and powerful vocals.” In just a few months, the single has seen nearly sixty thousand streams with a remix in the works. The combination of electronic and acoustic elements which Ed presents highlight his influences in soul and jazz music to create something both heartrending and dynamic. Australia’s respected The AU Review described him as “a husky voiced piano man par excellence... (with) a voice that would melt butter”.