Monday, 23 July 2007


"Rich Saunders and myself spent a fairly short time in an extremely small practice room at secondary school. We had no idea what to hit, or how, we just whisked drumsticks across the cymbals and tapped the drums. We left when the air ran out (I said it was a small room.) We realised that we'd been in there for something like 2 or 3 hours. Anything that could make me forget where I was for that length of time had to be worth looking into."

Edge started playing drums at the age of 15, working with musicians from the Leeds College of Music, and playing drums at the East Leeds Working Mens' Club (now called the Seacroft Green Social Club) at weekends for £19 a week.

Drum Lessons: "Geoff Myers; the professional. Doug King; the genius, who taught me his own percussive/mathematical formula. I went through school bands and semi-professional bands, such as 'Street Choir' and 'GPO'. Driving through 3 feet of snow to a small mining village for a New Year's Eve gig in a Working Men's Club. Stopping at a motorway service station or a curry house in Bradford on the way home." This involved playing as much as 7-8 performances a week (Sunday afternoons and evenings) as well as having a full-time job as a plumber's apprentice.

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