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Ed Freitas - Independent/Silversain

Ed is an official endorser of Dream Cymbals in the UK.

Ed is a well regarded artist for his work as an independent performer, session drummer, clinician, producer and songwriter. Between 2007–2013 alone he’s already performed at over 1100 events and shows to audiences in 35 countries! His energetic performances have become a billing favourite, be it at large festivals or small stages around the world.

Ed can be seen regularly sharing the stage or performing with artists such as Zoro (Lenny Kravitz), Jerry Brown (Girls Aloud, Natalie Imbruglia), Raul D'Oliveira (Elton John, Wham), Gerald Heyward (Beyoncé), Tommy Aldr idge (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake), The Duel, The Straps, Sarah Washington, Neighbourhood UK, Cathy Stocker, Graham Pike, Yfriday amongst many others, including charting outfits around the world.

He recently entered into an exciting collaboration with northern ‘soulstress’ Taylor Jackson to form an unique live act called Silversain. The band has been actively preparing for a tour in November of 2013 under the Echo Fox Media & Music record label.

Ed is regularly featured on television and radio, including programmes such as Richard & Judy (Channel 4), BBC and ITV News, BBC documentaries, SKY and numerous TV shows abroad. He also appears regularly in the printed media, recent titles include the Rhythm magazine, Feedback Mag, Home & Away and a plethora of newspapers.

Ed holds two Guinness World Records, one for performing the longest drum roll with Terl Bryant (John Paul Jones), Liam Watts (The Enemy) and Callum Rees (UK/Canadian session player), and the other for conducting the Largest Hand Drum Ensemble achieved in Copenhagen. He is also director of the ‘World's Fastest Drummer’ organisation in the UK and Europe.

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