If you were at Summerfolk last year then JD Edwards need no intro. He was here as part of the group Dry Bones.
Fronted by JD Edwards, the JD Edwards Band is a 6 piece Winnipeg based group with a fascinating history and a brand new story to tell. The JDEB is anything, but a genre driven act. The six-piece group seamlessly ranges from an electric folk-rock sound, a groovy soul vibe and a laid back acoustic experience that even the pickiest music fan can enjoy.
Starting out in Oshawa, Ontario making his way to Kingston then Toronto, and finally a brotherly visit in Winnipeg. Drawn in by the vibrant music scene and the cheap rent, JD decided to make Winnipeg his permanent stay. Shortly after his decision to take up residency, JD met Mike Ormonde & Matt Robins at a bowling alley on lane 27 one night in late October 2005. With roots in the Winnipeg music scene, the fellas introduced JD to many other musicians and later to the current band line-up with Jesse Ives, Jake Bell, Alex Campbell, Mike Ormonde and Matt Robins. With a diverse melting pot of musicians, Winnipeg proved to be the perfect homestead to form the signature JD Edwards Band sound.
Delivered with a contagious optimism and energy, each performance JD is able to draw in audiences with a real sense of musical purity. Offering a full pallet of textures and sounds the JD Edwards Band always manages to musically acknowledge their influences without compromising their integrity or principle.
Meet the Band:
JD Edwards – Lead Vocals, Acoustic/Electric Guitar
Mike Ormonde – Lead Guitar/Vocals
Jessie Ives – Bass
Jake Bell – Drums
Alex Campbell – Keys/Organ/Vocals
Matt Robins – Guitar/Vocals