He was born soomewhere oop North, 'tha knows, in the Geordie area of Newcastle/Durham whence came the Animals and other denizens of the Deep and Dirty Northern music scene.
Born into a theatrical background, young Eddie became something of a child prodigy musician, learning violin and, later, Pianoforte.
Spotted by the group Curved Air, of whom he was a fan, he took up the brave and racy profession as their violinist, later joining Roxy Music and Frank Zappa before forming the almost-supergroup UK with Bill Bruford, and John Wetton which is what took him, temporarily into the clutches of Jethro Tull, first as support act and then on the "A" album in 1980 as a member of Tull.
Following the demise of UK, and after touring with Tull for a year, Eddie released his solo record "The Green Album" and began a career as movie, TV and Advertising music writer, based first in New York and more recently moving to LA where he currently resides with wife Raquel and a very expensive array of hi-tech equipment.
Having won, over the last few years, many awards and other accolades as a composer, he is presently working a new series of the TV show Nash Bridges. He will soon complete the new album project "Legacy", which features former members of Yes, King Crimson and Genesis, along with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bulgarian Women' Choir.
Edwin, as only I am permitted to call him (he doesn't much like Jobbo either), is a thoroughly nice chap and deserves your support and praise, together with a small but appropriate amount of your money, which you may part with in return for a copy of his new record in the year two thousand and er, er, well, one-ish. Will Edders finally make the deadline? Watch this space.
Ian Anderson, Jan. 1999.