Eddy Gee took hold of a guitar for the first time at the age of 11, and has not stopped playing it ever since. His mother, who played and sung for herself, thought him his first chords and thus spoiled little Eddy for the rest of his life.
Somewhere halfway the seventies, Eddy discovered rising Country star John Denver and from that moment on his Country mania became a fact. At the early eighties, Eddy -naming himself Eddy Gee- started his career on stage; from then, until his 36th, he played in several all-round bands and he performed as a singer/entertainer, with both tapes and orchestra.
He joined the Dutch country band Dorsley Edition for some time and for seven years he played with the Black Out Band which was based in the Dutch city of Almere. At that time this band, playing covers from the sixties and seventies, was very popular locally, but Eddy did not find the musical satisfaction he was looking for.
According to music-connoisseurs, Eddy Gee has a very remarkable voice, alike to the sound of his main influence, American Country star Vince Gill, from whom Eddy plays some of his best songs. Others judge him the timbre of Eddy Vedder (Pearl Jam), the sadness of Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) and the emotional gasp of Don Henley (The Eagles).
Eddy puts much time into writing his own songs, and with success. He released his first album “There’s So Much That I Need To Say” in the Netherlands on October 10th 1998. The recordings took place at the Nixward studio in Almere, and among the musicians are his former fellow-musicians from the Black Out Band. One of the already recorded songs, "Moving Along" is expected to become a real smasher, especially in the German country-scene.
Eddy appeared as an absolute smash on the "Western Experience" festival in the Brabant Halls in Den Bosch. His performance there was broadcast twice on Dutch television, on Veronica's "Western Lifestyle", where he was announced as one of the most important new talents. Eddy also appeared on Veronica's "Call TV: de Winkel van Sinkel", where his outstanding performance was highly appreciated. In Germany, Eddy appeared on the television show "Keep it Country”.
On December15th 2008, Eddy released his new single “A Beautiful Memory” with “Couldn’t Sleep At All” as the second song. The music is played by the musicians of his band “Side Effect” and the songs were written by Eddy himself. In 2009, “A Beautiful Memory” was nominated for Song Of The Year 2008.
In December 2012, Eddy’s EP “I Need You” was released with four songs written by himself. The music of three songs on this EP were recorded in Nashville, the vocals were recorded at the Nixward Studio in Scherpenzeel.
During the Dutch Country Music Award 2013 was Eddy's song "I Need You" voted Song of the Year 2012 and the award was handed over from the hands of the jury chairman Richard Lamers.
During the weekend of October 25-27 2013, Eddy won the 3e place at the 3e Country Music Euro Masters 2013, held in Neustadt Germany.
Eddy Gee is available with band, as duo or solo for performances in clubs, venues, theatres and festivals as well as singer-songwriter events. For more information on booking Eddy Gee please contact Eddy Gee Productions – Tamarastraat 10 – 4105 GD - Culemborg - Nederland Telefoon +31- 654385508 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.eddygee.nl
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