Ed Graham

Ed Graham

Infobox musical artist

Name = Ed Graham
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Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Edwin James Graham
Alias = Badger
Born = birth date and age|1977|2|20
Died =
Origin =
Instrument = drums, percussion
Voice_type =
Genre = Hard rock, Glam metal, Glam rock
Occupation =
Years_active = 2000 - present
Label = Atlantic Records
Must Destroy
Associated_acts = Stone Gods
The Darkness
Superfuzz Bigmuff
URL = [http://www.thedarknessrock.com The Official "The Darkness" Website]
Current_members =
Past_members =
Notable_instruments = Drum Workshop Maple Series
Zildjian cymbals

Ed Graham (full name Edwin James Graham) was the drummer in the English rock band The Darkness as well as the subsequent successor band Stone Gods, before officially leaving on July 29th 2008 due to a physical inability to perform.

Ed was born on 20 February 1977, in Great Yarmouth, England, being one of four children. As a youth, he attended Kirkley High School with Dan Hawkins and Justin Hawkins, later "The Darkness" bandmates.

Before joining "The Darkness", Ed had been in bands such as "Superfuzz Bigmuff" and "Q*Sling", but left the latter when he heard that his already friends Justin Hawkins and Dan Hawkins were forming a band. He co-founded "The Darkness" with them in 2000.

One of the first gigs that "The Darkness" ever played was at a memorial service commemorating the life of Ed's previous bandmate from "Q*Sling", who was called Sam.

On June 9 2008 It was announced on The Stone Gods Blog that due to a serious injury, Ed would be unable to join the band on tour, and a temporary replacement was being sought after. [ [http://www.stonegods.co.uk/news.php?nw_id=127 Stone Gods ] ]

On July 29 2008 it was announced that Graham was permanently leaving the band due to health issues. [http://www.stonegods.co.uk/news.php?nw_id=140 Sad but True]


Ed plays a Drum Workshop Maple Series with 12" and 14" toms and 16" and 18" floor toms with Remo Clear Pinstripe heads and a 24" bass drum with a Remo Clear Triple Power Stroke head. His snare is a 14" Ludwig Black Beauty with a Remo Coated Ambassador CS head.

The cymbals that Ed uses are Zildjian 14" A Mastersound Hi-hats, 17", 18" and 19" Custom A Crashes, a 19" A Medium Thin Dark Crash and a 20" A Ping Ride. Ed uses Vic Firth American Classic 5B wood tip drum sticks and his hardware is from DW's 5000 series. [http://www.thedarknessrock.com/spider/#ed]


*Ed completed an HND at Salisbury University.
*He has the nickname of Badger, because of a patch of white hair on his left eyebrow.

External links

* [http://www.thedarknessrock.com/about/ed/ Ed's profile at thedarknessrock.com]
* [http://www.thedarknessrock.com/spider/#ed Ed's equipment at thedarknessrock.com]
* [http://www.drums.com/darkness/ Interview with Ed at drums.com]
* [http://www.undercover.com.au/idol/darkness.html Interview with Ed at undercover.com.au]


ee also

* The Darkness
* Justin Hawkins
* Dan Hawkins
* Richie Edwards
* Frankie Poullain
* Stone Gods
The Darkness

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