The Band...



Photo Lisa Ryman

EDU is a unique and diverse Australian singer songwriter whose philosophical and often satirical commentary on life openly elucidates his heart. The eternal optimist, EDU's music is raw and honest, with comparisons as diverse as Van Morrison, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, JJ Cale and David Gray - just to name a few.

The music is timeless and uplifting. It travels a journey from acoustic rock, through funk to reggae and back again, to leave you with the heartfelt simplicity of Simple Things. EDU has collaborated with a vast and varied pool of musicians & friends to create this vibrant, soul elixir.

EDU began performing at a young age in Canberra, playing covers in wine bars restaurants and pubs. He then proceeded to pull a band together (Art Gecko) and attained a residency at Mt Bluecow Ski Resort. The popularity of this band resulted in a two week residency at World Expo 88, Brisbane. EDU then moved to Sydney to pursue his songwriting career and eventually formed the funk/rock outfit Yellowcake. Yellowcake performed extensively throughout the nineties on the strength of EDU's songwriting and collaborations with the band culminated in a CD. Frustrated with the Sydney music scene, EDU decided to take his girlfriend and guitar and broaden his horizons overseas. He spent two years in North, Central, but mainly South America playing to many a varied audience and honing his songwriting skills in those many idle hours at bus stations and youth hostels. EDU then returned to Sydney to record 'Dr. Goodvibe', his first solo effort, an album that can't help but cheer you up no matter what mood you are in.