Ed at Drunk Dial Showcase
|Birth name||Edward James Drewett|
|Born||1 April 1988|
|Origin||Essex, England, United Kingdom|
|Years active||2006 – present|
|Associated acts||Professor Green, Stooshe, The Wanted, Olly Murs|
Edward James "Ed" Drewett (born 1 April 1988 in Harlow, Essex) is a singer-songwriter who is best known for his contributions and collaborations with musicians such as The Wanted, Olly Murs and Stooshe. Drewett is also an artist in his own right, now releasing music on his independent self-funded BAER Music imprint.
Drewett left school at age 16 and went on to a performing arts college in Charlton, south-east London. He then proceeded to vocal college Tech Music School in west London the following year. In 2008 he signed to leading Worldwide publishers Warner Chappell.
Later that year he signed his first record deal with Virgin Records and featured on the Professor Green hit single “I Need You Tonight” which charted at #3. Drewett was then dropped by the label and began to write for other artists resulting in his first #1 hit single “All Time Low” for UK boyband The Wanted and the multi-platinum hit “Glad You Came”. Ed then signed to Polydor Records in February 2012 only to be dropped later again.
Drewett now releases on his own self-funded label Baer Music with his first single, “Undefeated”, being released in July 2013. Ed also records and produces under the pseudonym The Flame Haired Druid, a reference to a line in an unreleased version of Champagne Lemonade in which Ed raps "My name's Ed Drewett, The Flame Haired Druid."
2010-present: Songwriting and album
Drewett signed a deal with EMI Records in February 2009. He began recording his debut album working with producers Wayne Hector, Cutfather and JJ, Fraser T Smith and The ThundaCatz. In early 2010, he was featured on Professor Green's first debut single, "I Need You Tonight", which charted at number three in the UK singles charts and number 15 in Ireland. The single remained in the UK Top 10 for four weeks. Drewett also co-wrote The Wanted's debut single, "All Time Low". The single went straight to number one in the UK top 40. Ed has co-written 3 singles for The Wanted with Wayne Hector and Steve Mac - "All Time Low", "Glad You Came" and "Lightning". Glad You Came was by far the biggest of these hits, resulting in 4 million Worldwide sales, a UK # 1 hit single and a Top 3 hit single on the Hot 100 in the USA.
In 2012 Drewett also co-wrote 2 songs, “What A Buzz” and “Dear Darlin” which featured on the Olly Murs double platinum album “Right Place Right Time”. The album has UK sales in excess of 700,000 copies and the latter of those tracks “Dear Darlin” is currently at # 5 in the UK single charts and # 2 in the airplay charts. 2013 also will see the release of a single by a huge worldwide pop act co-written by Ed currently under wraps. This song was later revealed to be One Direction's "Best song ever", the lead single released to promote their 3D Concert Movie "This is Us". Ed Drewett is an artist in his own right.
Ed’s debut album is currently nearing completion and is set for release in early 2014.
Blogger Mark Boardman from entertainment website Markmeets said "Ed is truly a gifted musician, song writer and performer. He set out to impress and certainly delivered, Big things to come guaranteed".
Singles as lead artist
Singles as songwriter
|2010||"All Time Low" by The Wanted||1||The Wanted|
|2011||"Glad You Came" by The Wanted||1||Battleground|
|2011||"Lightning" by The Wanted||2||Battleground|
|2013||"Dear Darlin'" by Olly Murs||5||Right Place Right Time|
|2013||"What a Night" by Loveable Rogues||9|
|2013||"Best Song Ever" by One Direction||2||Midnight Memories|
Album tracks written by Ed Drewett
- "What A Buzz" from Olly Murs' Right Place Right Time (#1 on the UK albums chart)
- "Kiss Chase" from Stooshe's London with the Lights On (#8 on the UK albums chart)
As featured artist
|2010||"I Need You Tonight" (Professor Green featuring Ed Drewett)||3||15||Alive Till I'm Dead|
|2012||"Never Be a Right Time" (Professor Green featuring Ed Drewett)||35||—||At Your Inconvenience|