ED SHEERAN (live) at DOT TO DOT (Sunday 29th May, 2011)

Bank Holiday Sunday 29th May
Dot To Dot Festival 2011

ED SHEERAN (live) at DOT TO DOT (Sunday 29th May, 2011)ED SHEERAN (live)
At only 20 years of age, Ed Sheeran is one of the most promising singer-songwriters in the UK today, with an ever-growing fanbase covering Hip-Hop, Folk, Grime, Acoustic & Indie.
Sheeran began recording aged 14 in 2005, which led to the release of his first EP, The Orange Room EP. Sheeran also released two albums, a self-titled one in 2006 and Want Some? in 2007.

In 2009, he played 312 gigs. When he ran out of money, he left his flat he was renting and started 'sofa surfing' around London. Also in 2009, he released another EP, You Need Me and in February 2010 began to get noticed after he posted a video through SB.TV.

Ed was soon spotted by Example, who asked Ed to support him on his national tour.

Also in February 2010 he released his second indie release, his critically acclaimed 'Loose Change' EP, which features one of his most popular songs 'The A Team'. A video was made for the song, and famously cost only £20 to make.

In April 2010 he bought a ticket to LA, with no contacts other than one poetry night. he played open mic nights all over LA, before being spotted at 'The Foxxhole' by Jamie Foxx, who invited him to stay at his house and record for the rest of his stay.

On 9 January 2011, Sheeran released his final independent EP, No.5 Collaborations Project featuring appearances by grime artists including P Money, Wiley, JME, Devlin and Ghetts. With this EP, Sheeran gained mainstream attention for reaching number 2 in the iTunes chart without any promotion or label, selling over 7,000 copies in its first week.

Last week Ed Sheeran put his latest EP 'One Take' up for FREE download via his website. The EP features new track 'Uni', 'You Need Me' and 'Wayfaring Stranger' (all recorded live in one take).

Ed Sheeran plays live as part of The Dot To Dot Festival 2011.

For more information/tickets check out the Dot To Dot Official Facebook Event.