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Ed Alleyne-Johnson

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Ed Alleyne-Johnson is a violin player who has written a fair amount of intense solo work as well as “Echoes,” his album of instrumental violin covers of various pop and rock songs.

Ed Alleyne-Johnson is an electric violin player based in the UK. Alone in his field, Alleyne-Johnson uses no backing tracks, instead layering his musical pieces step by step using pedal delays. This method of performing means that every live song is figuratively unique, building to an atmospheric crescendo.

Though Alleyne-Johnson has worked with bands such as New Model Army, the best examples of his work can be found on his solo CDs, ranging from albums of his own compositions to cover albums [Echoes, Reflections] consisting of Alleyne-Johnson’s unique takes on popular tracks.

Haunting, stirring and evocative, Alleyne-Johnson combines elements of rock, pop and classical. Enjoying performing live, he can often be seen in Chester city centre, but has been seen playing as far away as York.

The 5 string violin he uses is self designed and hand carved from walnut, maple and American oak. While playing in the open air he uses a hand made delay and effect set that works on batteries.

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  • music_scholar

    Ed Alleyne-Johnson is currently in the 3rd-closest group (out of 278 artists total) who are similar to my own artist's 1st violin album (based on "similar tracks"). I'd appreciate feedback by you (e.g. the most scrobbled track from this album is "the begin" with 51 listeners). The research is available in the EYRS group. LISTEN...

    30 May 8:23am Reply
  • Lluviafina

    Silence!!! HE is playing.......

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MelancholyDevil

    Saw him in York, he played Bitter Sweet Symphony for me... God damn I almost cried. Beautiful! ♥

    16 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Dayanecp

    *----* ♥

    15 May 2014 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    @Sathtastic Very true. I don't see why the knighthood/Sir should be only given to people like Mick Jagger, Elton John or Paul McCartney. In an ideal world, such a grand title should be additionally addressed for a quality of musicianship (like in Ed-Alleyne's works) and not only for popularity or recognition.

    16 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Sathtastic

    @Neue_regel_ But a Knighthood does make you a Sir. But yes, they should do it. Thats great british talent in the working!

    8 Jun 2012 Reply
  • AntyM92

    Beautiful music!

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • fennyfee

    so damn wonderful!

    30 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Dyskolos74

    He made me effing love the eViolin! Y U NO BE FAMOUS? Continue the great art Ed!

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
  • LumenObscurum

    This guy's a genius! Spread the word!

    21 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    @Sathtastic If not knighthood ; at least they should make him Sir or something.

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Sathtastic

    The man is a british legend! Give him a f-ing knighthood now! <3

    14 Sep 2011 Reply
  • SOLOMUSIKA

    ♥ ))

    7 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    Top Class artist and pure soul.

    1 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Regi_somnia

    This man is a shiny golden god!

    13 Jul 2011 Reply
  • hamid879845

    New picture .. http://www.last.fm/music/Ed+Alleyne-Johnson/+images/65650194

    10 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Annieworld

    Wonderful !!! [3]

    3 Jul 2011 Reply
  • f_k_o_s

    I've seen him busking in Chester a few times. Pretty awesome stuff :)

    12 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Ganelon13

    Wonderful !!! [2]

    28 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Riffwell

    Saw him by the Cross in Chester on Sunday playing Paranoid by Black Sabbath, sounded fantastic so I bought his new album Arpeggio, said it's not available til next week, it's brilliant!

    25 Jan 2011 Reply
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