Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, currently Los Angeles based guitar player and songwriter EDGARD has his own musical identity, blending Blues, Jazz and Progressive Rock into his own musical Fusion.
With over 18 years of experience playing and performing with the electric guitar, EDGARD’s original and intense approach to music has been noticed and cheered on the local live music scene. On the end of 2017, he proudly became endorsed by LsL Instruments, having a LsL Saticoy model custom made for him. Also became endorsed with Keeley Electronics, having their pedals as great allies to create his sounds. Most recently, became endorsed with Supro Amplification part of the Absara Audio group, having their amazing amps alongside him. Finally, he’s working with Cleartone Strings and 3 Monkeys Solderless Cables as well.
When he started attending to Musicians Institute from where he graduated in 2017, EDGARD has studied with some of the most renowned contemporary artists with unparalleled musicianship, such as Dean Brown, Jinshi Ozaki, Brad Rabuchin, Stuart Ziff, Dave Hill, Allen Hinds and Dan Gilbert, just to name a few. Also, he had private lessons with Jeff Kollman, pushing even forward his music perception and developing even more his own voice.
Also, has met countless of amazing musicians and has begun working with many talented artists in a wide range of musical genres, starting projects as well as recording soon-to-be released original material.
EDGARD is founder and currently a member of a couple of original projects in Los Angeles. A blues/rock band called SoulPress, performing as a guitarist and vocalist. His songwriting is well displayed in this project. Also, as a guitar player, EDGARD performs and co-writes the songs of his prog/fusion instrumental power trio, Moonkings. He is writing some powerful and intriguing music, exploring their individual influences and fusing into their own unique sound. Last but not least, EDGARD performs and co-writes the original songs of the 9-piece fusion band Mr.Giant. Recorded at EastWestStudios in Los Angeles and engineered by TJ Helmerich, their debut EP "Face to Face" is out and available everywhere. Mr.Giant performs regularly at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood.
Since the end of 2017, EDGARD has been both performing and recording alongside country songwriter Christie Huff, performing frequently around Los Angeles, Orange County and surrounding cities as well as around the U.S. On June 2018 he went on a 3-week tour with the band to perform at Country Fest in Wisconsin opening for Jason Aldean, performing on the way there throughout Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. Also as a sideman he performed with Mark Mackey at the House of Blues San Diego’s main stage opening for Easton Corbin during his national tour.
EDGARD is currently going in the studio to record his debut-EP. Stay tuned for news and performance dates. He recently took part on an awesome interview with Voyage LA Magazine, being featured on their “Thought Provoker” series. Go check it out.