Edward Pollard (Eddie) joins me in 'The Engine Room' to discuss his musical journey which begun when he was in primary school. Ed fell in love with the drums after watching a school friend play. He jammed with various friends over the years and joined his first band 'Oblong' in the early 90s. Ed met Paul Macleod (who I interviewed in season 1) while they were both working in the APY lands, they put on various shows for the community during their time there. Paul contacted Ed when he was putting together the blues band 'Holler & The Bones'. I first saw Holler & The Bones when I recorded them competing during the ARBA Memphis Blues Challenge, held at The Semaphore Workers Club in June 2018. I then met Ed and the guys after their gig at Club 5082 in August the same year, and it was after this meeting that I became involved in helping them with their Facebook page. I also attended the recording session, and a mixing session of their self-titled debut album at Twin Earth Studios in October, and ended up singing bv's and responses on a few of their songs. In June 2019 the band released their debut album and in July it reached #1 on the Australian National Radio Blues & Roots Charts. The band also competed for a third time in the ARBA Memphis Blues Challenge in June, this time they won their heat which gave them a spot in the Final which was held in front of a Sold Out crowd at The Gov in 2019, the band won the competition, and represented South Australia at the International Blues Challenge which is run by the Blues Foundation, and held on Beale Street, in Memphis Tennessee, in 2020. Currently Ed is involved in a couple of projects as well as playing drums with Adelaide band 'The Hoverchords' which is an instrumental psychedelic surf rock band.
Music: Intro "Band It About" written and recorded by Catherine Lambert and Michael Bryant. Outro "Briar Road" which is the 3rd track on the Holler & The Bones self titled album.
Links: 'Homegrown '94' Oblong - "Facial": https://youtu.be/9MLGquNXGFI
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